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Ultimate Weapon

by Chris Ryan

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Ultimate Weapon by Chris Ryan
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  • Published Feb 2009
    368 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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The new blockbuster from the bestselling author of The Increment and Greed — a former SAS commander and the only member of his team to escape from Iraq during the Gulf War.

Three people. Three stories. And a dangerous struggle for survival in a country ravaged by war.

Nick Scott fought in the SAS during the first Gulf War. Captured and tortured, he was left a broken man. His daughter Sarah Scott is a beautiful young scientist who has cracked one of the scientific secrets of the age. Now, she has vanished.

Her lover Jed Bradley is one of the SAS’s toughest young agents, dropped behind enemy lines in the build-up to the Iraq War to find the truth about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. Caught in the midst of a global power play, Nick and Jed must fight their way through a war-ravaged Iraq as the regime of Saddam Hussein collapses around them.

It is a desperate race to find the woman they both love . . . and to unlock the secret of the Ultimate Weapon.

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"The book offers an ingenious answer as to why Saddam was "really" overthrown, though those who know their armor may have a few nits to pick with how the author describes the way a Russian T-55 tank works." - Publishers Weekly.

"... a readable and fast-paced thriller, despite an implausible plot premise and some action that's way over-the-top." - Library Journal.

"An animated thriller, originally published in the United Kingdom in 2006, that promises ample entertainment for Military Channel junkies." - Kirkus Reviews.

"Though the ending is never in doubt, the realistic main characters and the all-too-real setting of the Iraq War make this a worthwhile endeavor." - Booklist.

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Born in England in 1961, Chris Ryan joined the SAS in 1984. During his ten years in the elite squadron, he was involved in overt and covert operation, and was Sniper team commander of the anti-terrorist team. During the Gulf War, Chris was the only member of an eight-man team to escape from Iraq. For this he was awarded the Military Medal. Ryan also selected and trained potential recruits for the SAS. He is the author of numerous bestsellers in the U.K., including Ultimate Weapon. He lectures in business motivation and is currently starring in the Military Channel's television series, "Special Forces: Manhunt."

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