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Strike Back Hardcover – International Edition, November 20, 2007


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Century; 1St Edition edition (November 20, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844135357
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844135356
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.2 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #349,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"Chock full of military fat to chew on... will keep you awake until dawn."
Irish Times

"Explosive plot... gritted teeth adrenaline." 
—Financial Times



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About the Author

Chris Ryan joined the SAS in 1984. During his ten years in the elite squadron, he was involved in overt and covert operations, and was sniper team commander of the anti-terrorist team. During the Gulf War, Chris was the only member of an eight-man team to escape from Iraq. For this he was awarded the Military Medal. For his last two years he was selecting and training potential recruits for the SAS.


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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 31, 2010
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Love Chris Ryan's style as opposed to the embellished, drawn-out ramblings of Andy McNab. Ryan is able to move past technical detail and focus a little more on characters. While military junkies probably feed off of McNab's military experience, knowledge and gore, Ryan keeps the rest of us entertained with his up-front, fast and character driven narratives.

I was interested in the plot of Strike Back long before the tv show came out and was very pleased with the book. It has plenty of twists and turns to keep you entertained without loosing your interest or revealing the resolution before finishing the book.

The only drawback is that the book resembles most of Ryan's other works and ends abruptly.

Like the other reviews say, this is a great, little action book with a lot of punch. While you might not pick it up and thumb through it in years to come, if you're into military intrigue, it's definitely worth your time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Abbey Craig on January 8, 2014
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I purchased this book after watching the "Strike Back Origins" series on Cinemax. I enjoyed this book, ( only available in the UK) but was surprised at it's brevity. The lack of basic military policies & procedures was disappointing. However, all things being equal, I enjoyed this book quite a bit & would recommend it to others. I would also heartily recommend that it be made into a Kindle edition!! I was forced to buy this paperback (eeewww!) from a book seller that subcontracts with Amazon . This bookseller imports books from the UK & it took approximately 3 1/2 weeks to arrive. Cheers!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lee Hanley on October 25, 2013
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This book is notable for its sensitive portrayal of what can happen when a solider returns from war and struggles to cope with his experiences, ending up at rock bottom. However it is also a comeback story as he meets his estranged daughter and is offered a way out of oblivion and back to self respect and self worth. Along the way of course there is brutal action, twists and turns and a chase at breakneck speed. A great read and one of his best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TonyE on May 15, 2014
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A grown up kid's own adventure
Predictable but gripping. Where the good guy wins and saves the fair damsel.
An exhilarating escape for the reader and the hero
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By Ruth M. Capolino on July 7, 2014
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waiting for the latest production---very hard
to not watch RIGHT NOW! Excellent
excellent show!!!
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By Tinman on March 2, 2014
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I watched the Cinemax series based on this book. The first season of the series follows this book closely. Not particularly challenging but fun.
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By John Gibbons on February 10, 2014
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1st Chris Ryan book that I have read, will be downloading more very soon. The book shows how one man's life can be ruined by the actions of another.
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Excellent writing very easy to understand military language.cant wait to read more if they are all this good i am hooked
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