Chris Ryan's Strike Back, also known as Strike Back: Origins on Cinemax, is a six -part British .. Print/export. Create a book · Download as PDF · Download as PDF · Printable version. Now, amidst a hostage crisis in the Middle East, their lives are about to collide again. And the Strike Back is about to begin. John Porter was involved in a. Fast-paced and action packed, "Strike Back" by Chris Ryan is the book on which the cable series is based. Now looking for more of Chris Ryan's books.
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As a long term reader of Chris Ryans work I know what to expect and this book Chris Ryan Collection 7 Books Bundle (The Increment, Firefight, Strike Back, Hit. Publication Order of Strike Back Books Chris Ryan's assignment included the training of Khmer Rouge troops in late so as they can have enough tactics. Strike Back [Chris Ryan] on xumodaperma.ml *FREE* Strike Back Mass Market Paperback – International Edition, May 6, by . Chris Ryan's Strike Back.
Two men survive - John Porter, who is scarred literally and mentally by the fiasco, takes to the bottle and the London streets; and Peregrine Collinson apparently people do have names like that , who rises through "As Winston Churchill said, 'If you are going through hell, keep going.
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Two men survive - John Porter, who is scarred literally and mentally by the fiasco, takes to the bottle and the London streets; and Peregrine Collinson apparently people do have names like that , who rises through the ranks and is knighted. When a television darling is kidnapped in Beirut 20 years later, Porter finds an opportunity to get back into SAS life, but is thrown straight back into conflict with Collinson.
Ryan has a real knack for memorable protagonists. Porter is by no means perfect - an alcoholic ex-homeless man with an antagonistic and impetuous rescue style - but his heart is true and he loves his daughter dearly. All through the suicide mission he thinks of her and how he won't see her again.
Hassad is an excellent foil for Porter - a bad guy with morals. In order to film sequences involving firearms and explosives in private property, the series crew often negotiated with property owners, as well as notifying all neighbouring properties, local police and the local hospital.
In the city, leaflets were distributed to the filming location a week in advance. In airport scenes, the crew would inform the aviation authorities. On the scenes filmed on the Kalahari, filming temporarily halted due to the spotting of venomous snakes in the area. After they retreated from some rainfall, the crew swept the area to remove them and filming continued. Both episodes more than tripled Sky1's average audience share in their slots from the previous three months, and were also the third most-watched non-terrestrial viewing behind BBC Four 's Timothy Spall: Somewhere at Sea and a live Sky Sports football game.
Michael Conroy of GQ named Strike Back an "Editor's Pick" for its "excellent cinematography, stellar performances and a surprisingly balanced global perspective makes this story of two former British SAS soldiers a thoroughly enjoyable action romp. And at least Ross Kemp isn't in it. Lloyd also called Richard Armitage "one of the best action men on television. Sam Wollaston enjoyed the first two episodes, but called it a "pathetic male fantasy. The dialogue is close to pure exposition, with an occasional clunkily macho line thrown in as a concession to dramatic atmosphere.
There is plenty of weapons and fighting chat, but not so much that it becomes tedious. Daring rescues go wrong. Ryan isn't afraid to let Porter use some un-PC language to carve out his character, and conveys the hopelessness of the homeless very effectively; ditto the shame of a failed soldier.
One touch that I particularly appreciated is the recurrence of a reworked version of Elton John's Someone Saved My Life Tonight - as he did for Princess Diana's funeral, Elton rewrites a much-loved song for a tragic situation in this novel.
Porter hears it before he even knows what is going on, and he hears it again in Lebanon - much to the bemusement of the Hezbollah soldiers: Apr 06, Sally rated it it was amazing Shelves: Summary For a soldier, Chris Ryan writes well! I found this book after looking at the series, Strike Back. This is the story of John Porter, ex-SAS who, after a hostage rescue goes wrong, finds himself turning to alcohol and ends up living on the streets.
After 17 years! The Good Fast-paced, action-packed and a good story line.
Chris Ryan knows his weapons, the territory, the military operations in the Far East, the geography, and it all makes for good fun reading. For sure this is not literature, but it is such an easy and gripping book, that I read it through quite quickly.
His characters are simple and the world is very real that he writes about.
Real, believable and after having read The One that Got Away you know he has lived that life of a soldier and survived. Dec 31, Dannie rated it it was amazing. I read that book after stumbling onto the tv series. And then downloading the dvds.
I must say that the first season is the best one and actually follows the book quite nicely, even though the book will go deeper into the story and characters shaping. I read that book a few months back, and basically the story is about a war, soldiering and commandos.
Not my usual reading area but I very much enjoyed it. It's not the best book I ever read but totally up to a James Bond book which I have read lots whe I read that book after stumbling onto the tv series.
It's not the best book I ever read but totally up to a James Bond book which I have read lots when I was younger. More in depth the story is about a soldier who is "disgraced" and broken after leading an operation to free an hostage from Middle East terrorists, even if the rescue was successful, the mission was a failure as he lost three men in the process, one of them being a close friend.
From there, the hero John Porter will know a slow descent to hell, falling into drinking and losing his wife and his daughter along the way as well as his job and credibility. Until one day, fate will bring him something that will allow him to redeem himself and uncover a truth that will change the course of his life. Jan 08, Maria Grazia rated it really liked it Shelves: If you had met me only few months ago and told me I might read this book in my future life I would have laughed at you.
A military story?!? A best — seller based on action and a very simple plot addressed , evidently, to a male audience?!? Record time for my usual reading style. I completed it in only two night reading sessions.
I simply could not put it down: My complete rev If you had met me only few months ago and told me I might read this book in my future life I would have laughed at you. My complete review at http: Jul 04, David Dalton rated it really liked it Shelves: I love the cable TV series "Strike Back" and wanted to read this thriller for a couple of years now. I kept waiting for it to come out in e-format.
Never did, so I broke down and picked up a very used hardback from site. My first hardback read in over 4 years. I zipped right thru it. Lots of spy type action. Quite different from the TV series, but I liked the difference.
Written back in , the plot deals almost directly with what is happening in the middle east now. I will look around for oth I love the cable TV series "Strike Back" and wanted to read this thriller for a couple of years now.
I will look around for other Chris Ryan titles. He does have a few in e-format. View 1 comment.
Aug 13, Nikhil Lakhan rated it it was ok. Never judge a book by its cover. Or the blurb. Or by the author. Pins it all on one "major" twist that was so predictable I guessed it from the blurb, without having read a single page.
Promises a lot of breath-taking action, but doesn't deliver. The amateurish writing and cardboard characterisation doesn't help either - two-dimensional doesn't begin to describe it. Could have been so much better. I could think of a dozen plot twists that could have made it a better read. Chris Ryan blew a good pl Never judge a book by its cover. Chris Ryan blew a good plot big time. Oct 27, Jim Whitefield rated it it was amazing.
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I first saw this as a TV production. Not bad at all - but the book is far more dramatic and a great read. I'm not going to give anything away. Just to say that if you like black ops stories, Chris Ryan is a master author and 'Strike Back' is hard to put down as there are no points at which the action stops long enough for you to think you will stop there and pick up again tomorrow. A great read - Ryan never fails to deliver.
This is my first Chris Ryan novel and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The book sounds gruesome and not really an easy read. It was, however, gripping and a book that I just couldn't put down.
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Telling a story like this could have been risky, however Ryan possess the skill to make the story flow, instead of seeming monotone as it has the ability to become. I wasn't sure if this was a book that I would really enjoy, however I will definitely download another of his novels. Strike Back by Chris Ryan. Although I guessed foul play from the opening chapters I raced through the pages to confirm my suspicion.
A great read. Chris Ryan is a great author and you are always guaranteed a good read.
I've got quite a few of his books and audio books and highly recommend them all. Typical boy's own adventure. Lots of violence, women with ample breasts and men with large, ahem, weapons. If you're a militant feminist you're not going to like this but for the rest of us who enjoy an uncomplicated easy read once in a while then this is the book for you.
Ryan needs a better editor and that's the only thing that stopped me from giving this 5 stars. Sep 12, Stefan rated it liked it Shelves: Another rollicking and action packed thriller by Chris Ryan. The fast-paced plot, exciting action scenes and the satisfying ending did not disappoint. Strike Back was definitely a good choice to read during the last days of summer.
Fast-paced and action packed, "Strike Back" by Chris Ryan is the book on which the cable series is based. Grisly details and good plot, I'm looking forward to reading more by this ex-SAS soldier.Daniel Percival. The series ran on a multi-million pound budget, and was filmed on location in South Africa , particularly in Gauteng.
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Besides suffering from muscle atrophy, he lost About the Author Chris Ryan was born in in a village near Newcastle. They were sent home and made to return the 10, pounds they had been given to pay for accommodation and food. Between the announcement of the new series and its broadcast, the UK title was changed to "Silent War".
Both episodes more than tripled Sky1's average audience share in their slots from the previous three months, and were also the third most-watched non-terrestrial viewing behind BBC Four 's Timothy Spall:
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