Chris Ryan

Sergeant‘Chris Ryan’MM (born 1961, Rowlands Gill ) is the pseudonym of former British Special Forces operative and soldier turned novelistColin Armstrong.Ryan came to public prominence for being the only member of the eight-man SAS mission Bravo Two Zero to escape, during the First Gulf War, 1991 .The television seriesStrike Backis based on a book with the same title written by Ryan. He has subsequently written many books covering both fiction and non-fiction. Chris Ryan also publishes a very successful Extreme series which was first serialised in e-book form. This includesHard Target,Night StrikeandMost Wanted. His other books includeThe One That Got Away,One Good Turn,The Kill Zone,Killing for the CompanyandOsama.

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 Chris Ryan's Background

.Ryan did this nearly every weekend, almost passing selection several times, but he was too young to continue and do 'test week'. When he was old enough, he passed selection into the 23rd SAS. Shortly after that he began selection for the Regular 22 Regiment and joined 'B' squadron as a medic. Needing a parent regiment, Ryan and a soldier who had joined the SAS from the Royal Navy , spent eight weeks with the Parachute Regiment before returning to 'B' Squadron.He spent the next seven years carrying out both covert and overt operations with the SAS around the world.

In March 2009 Ryan admitted: "John Pilger, the foreign correspondent, discovered we were training the Khmer Rouge in the Far East. We were sent home and I had to return the £10,000 we'd been given to pay for food and accommodation."

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 Chris Ryan's Personal life

, Ryan suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder .

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 Chris Ryan's Books


  • The One That Got Away(1995)
  • Chris Ryan's SAS Fitness Book(1999)
  • Chris Ryan's Ultimate Survival Guide(2003)
  • Chris Ryan fight to win(2009)


Geordie Sharp(character)

  • Stand By, Stand By(1996)
  • Zero Option(1997)
  • The Kremlin Device(1998)
  • Tenth Man Down(1999)

Matt Browning(character)

  • Greed(2003)
  • The Increment(2004)

Chris Ryan Extreme

  • Hard Target
  • Night Strike
  • Most Wanted
  • Silent Kill


  • The Hit List(2000)
  • The Watchman(2001)
  • Land Of Fire(2002)
  • Blackout(2005)
  • Ultimate Weapon(2006)
  • Strike Back(2007)
  • Firefight(2008)
  • Who Dares Wins(2009)
  • The Kill Zone(2010)
  • Medal of Honor(2011)
  • Killing for the Company(2011)
  • The One that got away(2011)
  • Osama(2012)
  • Masters of War(2013)
  • "Deathlist" (2016)

Code Red

  • Flash Flood(2006)
  • Wildfire(2007)
  • Outbreak(2007)
  • Vortex(2008)
  • Twister(2008)
  • Battleground(2009)

Alpha Force

  • Alpha Force 1: Survival(2002)
  • Alpha Force 2: Rat-catcher(2002)
  • Alpha Force 3: Desert Pursuit(2003)
  • Alpha Force 4: Hostage(2003)
  • Alpha Force 5: Red Centre(2004)
  • Alpha Force 6: Hunted(2004)
  • Alpha Force 7: Blood Money(2005)
  • Alpha Force 8: Fault Line(2005)
  • Alpha Force 9: Black Gold(2005)
  • Alpha Force 10: Untouchable(2005)

Quick Reads

  • One Good Turn(2008)

Agent 21

  • Agent 21(2011)
  • Agent 21: Reloaded (2012)
  • Agent 21: Codebreaker (2013)
  • Deadfall (2014)
  • Under Cover (2015)
  • "Endgame (2016)

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 Chris Ryan's Filmography

 Chris Ryan's References

  1. Asher, Michael (2003). The Real Bravo Two Zero. England: Cassell. p. 2. ISBN 0-304-36554-8. 
  2. Ryan, Chris (1995). The One That Got Away. London: Century. p. 85. ISBN 978-0-09-964161-2. 
  3. Ryan, Chris (1995). The One That Got Away. London: Century. pp. 100–102. ISBN 978-0-09-964161-2. 
  4. "The Holocaust In Cambodia And Its Aftermath Is Remembered : Information Clearing House – ( ICH )". Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  5. "Chris Ryan: Me & my money". This is Money. 
  6. Ryan, Chris (1995). The One That Got Away. London: Century. p. 16. ISBN 978-0-09-964161-2. 
  7. Ryan, Chris (1995). The One That Got Away. London: Century. p. 233. ISBN 978-0-09-964161-2. 
  8. "Q&A With Chris". Retrieved 10 April 2010. 
  9. "Aida Edemariam on ex-SAS hardman Chris Ryan | Books". The Guardian (UK). 27 October 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  10. "Armed and Dangerous". Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  11. Warren Manger (27 August 2014). "SAS hero Chris Ryan: I drank radioactive water in Iraq, which meant I'd never have children". mirror. 
  12. "Chris Ryan". Retrieved 8 January 2010. 

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