Danny Black

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,370 ratings

Masters of War Summary

In Paris, an elderly man is assassinated as he takes his morning walk. In the war-torn cities of Syria, government forces wage a bloody war against their own people. The Russians are propping up the government, the French are backing one rebel fraction and the British are backing another. And in north Africa, young SAS trooper Jamie Truman is coming to the end of a gruelling tour of duty, or so he thinks.

Jamie has a new mission. An MI6 agent needs to make contact with Syrian rebel forces, and also with the private military contractors who are - unofficially - training this rebel faction as it struggles to bring down their government and establish a new regime that will be favourable to British business interests. As they travel deep into rebel heartland, Jamie will learn who the masters of war, the men who call the shots, really are. As Jamie finds himself sucked into the murky orbit of the private military, he discovers a world where death is dispensed by the highest bidder and individuals will betray anybody if the price is right. And where a secret lurks that will change the course of Jamie's own life, however long that might last...

©2013 Chris Ryan (P)2013 Hodder & Stoughton
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  • Book 1

    • Masters of War

    • Danny Black, Book 1
    • By: Chris Ryan
    • Narrated by: Jamie Parker
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 607
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 559
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 556

    In Paris, an elderly man is assassinated as he takes his morning walk. In the war-torn cities of Syria, government forces wage a bloody war against their own people. The Russians are propping up the government, the French are backing one rebel fraction and the British are backing another. And in north Africa, young SAS trooper Jamie Truman is coming to the end of a gruelling tour of duty, or so he thinks. Jamie has a new mission.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well...what an intriguing 'listen'.....

    • By Darren Dowd on 23-05-15

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

    • Hunter-Killer

    • Danny Black, Book 2
    • By: Chris Ryan
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 532
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 483

    Following a suicide bombing in central London, series SAS hero Danny Black is recruited to be part of an assassination squad, directed by a joint MI5/MI6/CIA committee and tasked with hunting down and killing the terrorist cells believed to be planning further atrocities.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration is a BIG disappointment!!

    • By JEO on 08-10-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 3

    • Hellfire: Danny Black, Book 3

    • By: Chris Ryan
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 498
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452

    Islamic State is here, all around us. There is no defence. Only attack. On the Syria/Iraq border, a British hostage is beheaded by IS terrorists. When the executioner breaks down, he is led into a nearby tent, where a masked figure is waiting for him. This mysterious person is treated with a mixture of respect and terror. They call him the Caliph.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well Worth the Wait

    • By Matthew of Melk on 29-08-15

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 4

    • Bad Soldier

    • Danny Black Thriller 4
    • By: Chris Ryan
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable Chris Ryan grit

    • By Mark Lewin on 26-09-16

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 5

    • Warlord

    • Danny Black, Book 5
    • By: Chris Ryan
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307

    When the SAS takes on the Narcos, there can be only one winner. Set in 2011 in Mexico and London, Warlord is based on real events. Series hero Danny Black leads an SAS squad on loan to the CIA and sent to the Mexican border. The old Colombian drug gangs are being driven out by New Mexican gangs and their crack killing teams, called the Zitas. This is leading to a new, unprecedented flood of heroin engulfing Southern American states.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You won't put this down

    • By Alec on 01-09-17

    Regular price: £24.99