Strike Back

Strike Back

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Two soldiers: one a celebrated military hero and the other a broken veteran living in the gutters of London. Their paths last crossed nearly twenty years ago. 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 hostage raid in Lebanon in 1989. The raid went disastrously wrong; several Regiment men died. John spared the life of a Lebanese fighter and blames himself for the deaths. Struggling to come to terms with the past, John has hit the bottle and is sleeping rough.

Colonel Peregrine Collinson was involved in the same raid. Unbeknownst to his colleagues, it was Peregrine’s fault that the mission went wrong. He was awarded a Military Cross and is heralded as a military hero for something he didn’t do.

After the disastrous raid, the lives of the two men couldn’t have been further apart. Until now. A hostage crisis in the Middle East draws the enemies back together again. Who will be the hero this time?


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John Porter was involved in a hostage raid in Lebanon in 1989. The raid went disastrously wrong and John hits the bottle. Colonel Peregrine Collinson was involved in the same raid. But was awarded a Military Cross. Now a hostage crisis in the Middle East draws the two soldiers back together. Who will be the hero this time?

ISBN: 9780099492153
Characteristics: p. ; cm

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RobertLyman
Jan 30, 2013

This is the best Chris Ryan book I have read yet. His earlier novels had interesting stories, but they were not well crafted as writing. This one has an interesting plot, a reply flawed but admirable hero, and plenty of "twists in the tale". Like most action novels, parts of the story strain credibility, but if you suspend your disbelief just a bit, you will find it very entertaining.

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Lauriepb
Dec 05, 2011

Mindless and gratuitous violence thinly justified as revenge. Yuck.
The TV series is the same.

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