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Summary

John Porter, hero of the original Strikeback novel and TV series, returns in an exciting adventure when old enemies attack the SAS.

It's 1999. A bitterly cold morning in the Brecon Beacons, and the soldiers trying out for SAS Selection are preparing to face their toughest test yet. Overseeing the soldiers is John Porter: once a promising young Blade, now a broken man and a drunk, seeing out his days in the Regiment Training Wing.

But before the Fan Dance can begin, six masked gunmen carry out a devastating attack. Dozens of soldiers are killed. In the aftermath of the massacre, and with a government desperate for action, Porter and another surviving operator, John Bald, are taken to a secretive briefing in London. Their orders - to hunt down and kill those responsible for the attack.

What follows is a deadly game of kill or be killed as Bald and Porter lead a Strike Team across Europe on a blood-soaked mission of revenge. But as they draw closer to their ultimate target, the men discover that there is a greater threat - much closer to home....

©2016 Chris Ryan (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

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One of Chris Ryan's bests!

This is the first audio booked I have listened to for a number of years. I am a massive Chris Ryan fan, read all of his Danny Black series books and this doesn't disappoint. It keeps you on edge and excited, honestly this book has it all as you go on the journey. The voice actor is great, what more can I say?

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"another good one"

Another great book by Chris Ryan, this one is a must for fans of his work. An this has great narration really enjoyable listening...

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Unexpected

I don't usually like this sort of book to read, but really enjoyed this audible version, will probably listen to another very well narrated.excellent.

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Great book

Well worth a listen story is excellent , you really get hooked into plot very quickly

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Great listening

A good listen on Audible. Typical Chris Ryan well structured and easy to follow, bravo.

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brillant.

My first audio book experience and this story had me gripped from start to finish, brilliant.

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Brutal

Loved it, strong on the violence told it as it must be in real world. I Hope the firm is not as bad as they say.

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Excellent

This is a very good book. Chris Ryan really outdid himself. Very good narrator also.

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I'm in two minds about this

I have read and listened to the odd Chris Ryan book and I don't expect Shakespeare. What I have found is the stories have a good pace and quite a bit of action. This is no exception. The pace is good and the hero John Porter ( Strike Back both book and TV ) is known and is a relatively sympathetic character. Mr Ryan adds lots of little technical details that many forget ( apart from the late Tom Clancy ) he also adds some " interesting comparisons" which are worth watching out for.

My biggest complaint and the reason the story doesn't get 4 or 5 stars is the language. I'm not a prude by any means but his liberal use of the "C" word nearly made me return this audio book after 10 minutes of listening. I know these words are used and would expect then but to the extent they are used in this - well personally I felt it was an overkill.

The performance by Barnaby Edwards lacks a little excitement at times. His speaking voice is clear and thankfully unlike some performers he pronounced all the words correctly. Seeing his name as performer would not stop me listening to a book and perhaps I've been a little harsh with a 3

Overall I did enjoy it and would recommend it

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Excellent narration of a good action adventure

Barnaby Edwards is about the best narrator I have heard on Audible. I look forward to him narrating another action adventure like this one. As for the story it is a good and fast paced story. I will certainly listen to a sequel.

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