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Summary

Think you know the SAS?

Think again....

From number one best-selling SAS hero Chris Ryan comes Manhunter: the first book in an explosive new series featuring Josh Bowman, a battle-worn Regiment soldier hand-picked to join a shadowy unit within the SAS.

When foreign governments act like gangsters, a new kind of SAS is needed.... 

In London, assassins carry out a deadly chemical weapons attack at the royal wedding. All the signs point to a Kremlin-sanctioned hit. Their victim: a notorious mobster.

'The Cell' is a shadowy unit within the SAS, dedicated to fighting global organised crime. In a world where the Russian government is the real mob, it's the job of the Cell to defend British interests at home and abroad. Only the elite are selected; only the very best will survive. For SAS Staff Sergeant Josh Bowman, whose young family was brutally murdered by an Albanian crime gang, it's a chance for revenge - and to bury his secret opioid addiction.

But the Russians have only just begun. When the Cell uncovers a sinister plot against a British-backed tyrant in Africa, they are quickly drawn into a deadly race against time. Soon they find themselves fighting a terrifying enemy in a brutal fight to the death.

Outnumbered, outgunned and with no military support, Bowman and his comrades are all that stand between Moscow and ultimate victory.... 

©2021 Chris Ryan (P)2021 Bonnier Books UK

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Good start to a new book series...

Only recently started to listen to Chris Ryan books & then I spotted this brand new book ... excellent news.
Good interesting story with twists, turns & action. I’m definitely looking forward to the next chapter in the Josh Bowman series - so many questions about The Cell too ... but I won’t divulge anything further. Enjoy.
Two nice touches at the end:
Chapter 34 is a snippet about ‘what Chris Ryan learned from the Bravo Two Mission’; his mindset to survive.
Then Chapter 35 gives you a sample chapter from a series of adventures that are more family oriented called ‘Special Forces Cadet’ Series.

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In a league of his own, but not his best work

It’s not Chris Ryan’s best work, if you aren’t familiar the Danny Black books are the best to start with. Saying that, he’s an incredible author and I loved every minute of this.

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Terrible

Ridiculous, a SAS trooper who is a drug addict, that would never happen

Its just a stupid story, yes a fantasy tale


Troopers and above have to go through drug tests (just like every soldier in the forces) every 6 months, there is no 3 strikes and your out, you get just one chance

You prove positive, its a coutry martial, and a dishonorable discharge, you would be lucky to get a job as a toilet cleaner with that on your record, its there for life

Drug abuse isnt something you could hide in the Regiment

This has to be ghost written with very little research, If Chris Ryan wrote this he should hang his head in shame, this is a terrible audio book

So many Americanisms,

If he had done any research, he would have remembered the SAS motto, PPPPPP (the 6 P's ,( Perfect Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance))

Its something every infantryman abides by (Yes even the SAS)

Not his best work, by any means

I wish I hadnt bought it, its rubbish, I never even finished listening to it, I like fairy tales, but this not this one

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Simply Brilliant

Chris Ryan at his very best with another new character.
A real good story line plus a new division for the team to be working in and all the drama and excitement you’d expect from a Chris Ryan book.
Highly recommend listening and cannot wait for the next on this series

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Boring

I have read most of Chris Ryan’s books but this is really bad. A drug addict could not possibly be in the SAS and the story line is far fetched. I think I’ll stick to Stephen Leather from now on.

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Slow starter But bare with it

A slow starter from Chris Ryan, and my first book of his, but once it gets going it grips you

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Stilted voicing and average story

Narrator had a stilted way of speaking - think Gordon Ramsey when he's explaining a recipe! Accents were good and different voices for characters cleverly used. Story a bit average

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Great story well told

Very thrilling and fast moving. The narrator was good. I shall be looking forward to some more story’s like this

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Mr Ryan should stick to shooting people.

They say everyone has a novel inside them, they also say that in most cases that's where it should stay.
That is certainly the case with Chris Ryan because, while shooting people can be considered a little anti social, slowly boring them to death is just downright unkind.

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Not the best work!

I'm disappointed as I have read a lot of Mr Ryan's books. However this one is not good at all. The tempo is extremely slow, and the story is not convincing at all.....