Warlord - Chris Ryan (Paperback)

Danny Black Thriller 5

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The fifth book in the Danny Black series.

On the border of the United States and Mexico, a war is raging that can never be won by conventional means.

The drug cartels are rampant. Their victims number in the tens of thousands. Men, women and children are butchered in the most obscene ways imaginable. Of all the cartels, the most violent is Los Zetas. Originally made up of former Mexican special forces turned bad, they are perhaps the most ruthless and highly trained criminals in the world.

Which is why only the most ruthless and highly trained operatives can ever hope to be a match for them.

Enter the Regiment.

When the CIA reaches out to the British military for help, SAS legend Danny Black and his team are despatched to give the Zetas a taste of their own medicine. Working deniably and under the radar, their mission is to sow death and mayhem among the cartel, and to coax out from hiding their elusive leader, the iconic Z1.

But as Danny is about to find out, the arm of the cartel is long, their sickening strategies underhand and brutal. And in the dog eat dog world of this clandestine, bloodthirsty war, nothing is ever quite as it seems.

It will take all the SAS team's skill to break through to the heart of the cartel. And even that might not be enough...

Product Details

Barcode
9781444783407
Department
Books
Released
8 Aug 2017
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Chris Ryan
Subtitle
Danny Black Thriller 5
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton
Series
Danny Black
Language
English
Number of Pages
400
Dimensions
234 x 153 x 153mm (518g)

Summary

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 Columbian 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. Danny's squad is to take the war to the Zitas, who have received special forces training, and to assassinate their mysterious leader.

Danny's younger brother is a junkie, and it will soon become apparent that the Zitas have a very long reach.

Classification

General Subject
Crime/Thrillers
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Suspense
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / Thrillers
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Crime
BISAC Subject 4
Fiction / Espionage
BIC Classification 1
Espionage & spy thriller
Dewey Classification
823.92

Author Bio

Former SAS corporal and the only man to escape death or capture during the Bravo Two Zero operation in the 1991 Gulf War, Chris Ryan turned to writing thrillers to tell the stories the Official Secrets Act stops him putting in his non-fiction. His novels have gone on to inspire the Sky One series Strike Back.

Born near Newcastle in 1961, Chris Ryan joined the SAS in 1984. During his ten years there he was involved in overt and covert operations and was also sniper team commander of the anti-terrorist team. During the Gulf War, Chris Ryan was the only member of an eight-man unit to escape from Iraq, where three colleagues were killed and four captured. It was the longest escape and evasion in the history of the SAS. For this he was awarded the Military Medal.

He wrote about his experiences in the bestseller The One That Got Away, which was adapted for screen, and since then has written three other works of non-fiction, over twenty bestselling novels and a series of childrens' books.