Extreme (Ryan)

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 344 ratings

Extreme Hard Target Summary

Faster - Grittier - Darker - Deadlier

Former SAS Warrant Officer Joe Gardner has fought the Regiment's deadliest enemies, in some of the most desolate places on earth. And he's always won. Now he's about to face his toughest challenge yet. After losing his hand whilst on a covert operation in Afghanistan, Gardner is forced to stand down from active duty. Now he lives off the grid. But trouble finds him in the shape of a phone call from an old friend. Ex-Regiment legend John Bald is trapped in a bullet-ridden favela in Rio de Janeiro and a violent gang is out to kill him. Unless Gardner helps, Bald is a dead man.

What begins as a simple rescue mission soon descends into a desperate struggle for survival as Gardner finds himself caught up in a conceit that stretches from the slums of Brazil to the frozen steppes of Siberia. Stalked by elusive MI6 agents and ruthless ex-Blades, Gardner must draw on all his training and instincts to hunt down the hardest target of all - before disaster strikes....

©2010 Chris Ryan (P)2010 Hodder & Stoughton
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  • Book 1

    • Extreme Hard Target

    • By: Chris Ryan
    • Narrated by: Josh Cohen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 102

    Former SAS Warrant Officer Joe Gardner has fought the Regiment's deadliest enemies, in some of the most desolate places on earth. And he's always won. Now he's about to face his toughest challenge yet. After losing his hand whilst on a covert operation in Afghanistan, Gardner is forced to stand down from active duty. Now he lives off the grid. But trouble finds him in the shape of a phone call from an old friend.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • One to avoid

    • By Mr D Whybrow on 19-07-15

    Regular price: £5.00

  • Book 2

    • Night Strike

    • Chris Ryan Extreme, Book 2
    • By: Chris Ryan
    • Narrated by: Josh Cohen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    The second book in the Chris Ryan Extreme series. Former SAS hero John Bald is a man at war with himself and fighting a losing battle with the bottle. But then he is reluctantly thrust back into battle.... In the race to develop ever more powerful weapons, technology has become the new frontline in global terrorism. And when one of America's most cutting-edge defence contractors suspects a sleeper cell operating in its midst, the Firm reaches out to its most cold-blooded son. Bald's mission: kill the sleeper before they can smuggle top-secret weaponry into the hands of the West's deadliest enemies.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Stupid

    • By M. McDermott on 21-04-13

    Regular price: £9.99

  • Book 3

    • Most Wanted

    • Chris Ryan Extreme, Book 3
    • By: Chris Ryan
    • Narrated by: Joe Absalom
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    No one can escape their past forever. Ex-SAS operator John Bald knows that better than most. So when the Firm corners Bald in Kazakhstan with a promise to wipe the slate clean, he reluctantly agrees to return to the frontline. His mission: hunt down a fugitive Russian oligarch suspected of murdering a beautiful young Westminster aide. Viktor Klich knows too much. Now Bald must catch Klich - before the Russian security services get to him first.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing!

    • By ALEX on 04-02-14

    Regular price: £9.99

  • Book 4

    • Chris Ryan Extreme: Silent Kill

    • Extreme Series 4
    • By: Chris Ryan
    • Narrated by: Jamie Parker
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    The fourth book in Chris Ryan's Extreme series. The Chris Ryan Extreme books take you even further into the heart of the mission with more extreme action, more extreme language and more extreme pace. Like Call of Duty or Medal of Honour you'll feel part of the team. Chris Ryan Extreme: Silent Kill has previously been published as four separate shorter missions. Now in one book to keep you at the heart of the action. Northern Ireland, 1993. For high-flying MI5 officer Avery Chance the real war has only just begun.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • phil

    • By philip stead on 22-02-18

    Regular price: £12.99