A migrant boat battles through the rough Mediterranean. Its passengers are desperate, starving and scared. They are also being ruthlessly targeted by the SAS.
Islamic State militants are smuggling themselves into Europe using these boats. Only by locating such men before they make it into the UK can the Regiment stop them committing their acts of terror on British soil.
When one of these migrants reveals plans for a sickening Christmas Day atrocity in London, SAS operative Danny Black is tasked with infiltrating the most dangerous theatre of war in the world: Islamic State heartland. There, he and his team must lift a brutal IS commander - the only man who knows all the details of the London attack. The commander surrounds himself with vicious militants and a harem of sex slaves whom he treats in the most sadistic ways imaginable. And his jihadi wife is, if possible, even more abominable than he is.
As Danny pits himself against the violent thugs of the Islamic State, he learns that it is not just the UK that is under threat. His very presence on the mission has put at risk the safety of those closest to him. And he discovers that there are greater forces at work here who do not care if the innocent live or die.
Now there is nothing Danny will not do, no line he will not cross, to protect his family. Whether that makes him a good soldier or a bad soldier he neither knows nor cares. Because as he is fast learning, it is sometimes impossible to tell the difference between the two. And as every SAS soldier is trained to understand, the worst threats often come from the most unexpected places....
©2016 Chris Ryan (P)2016 Coronet
The next instalment of the Danny Black series didn't leave me disappointed, with 3 sub plots keeping you guessing how they all come together. Only frustration was there will (Better be) another follow up to this so a certain character has his comeuppance.
The performance is good without any sound effects that other stories have which I personally don't like, always makes me smile when the reader with a tough sas soldier voice then has to speak as a female character.
If you have read the other Danny Black books it follows up well, plenty of action and a couple of twists
My first audible book of this series and I was a bit u sure at the start
The characters seems a bit rough and ragged and it didn't paint them in the best light
However once it got going I was hooked,well worth being patient and a great story
I will look into the rest of these now
Depends what other books he or she had to read. Would recommend them first.
Either this is a shadow writer or Mr Ryan has been outcasted from the Special Forces fraternity. Whilst Andy McNabs books and some of Chris Ryan's depict the SAS as the professionals that they clearly are, the Danny Black and the Extreme series of books by Ryan make them out to be cocaine fuelled thugs. In many cases in these books the plot depicts units that are sent into operations, operators who hate each other. This wouldnt happen in any unit, let alone an elite one such as the SAS. I can't help but think that the SAS are being portrayed by these books as a bunch of cowboys.
Christopher Biggins would have done a better job.
Consider not reading any more of this series. As I've read everyone elses (Forsyth, McNab, Seymour, Flynn) I'm out of options.
Would have given 5 stars across the board but the language is a bit extreme in places. I know its gritty realism but too much!
it would also seem that despite Mr Ryan having fought for Queen and Country he holds our Royal Family in some disdain. it wasn't The Queen that sent Mr Ryan to war it was the government of the day.
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