Stand By Stand By

Stand By Stand By

(a Geordie Sharp novel): a nerve-shredding action-thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author Chris Ryan


Relentlessly pulse-pounding and completely unputdownable, multi-million copy bestseller Chris Ryan's Stand By, Stand By is as exciting as the military thriller can be. Fans of Andy McNab, Lee Child, Clive Cussler and Stephen Leather will not be disappointed...

'Hard as nails' -- Mirror
'Tough, high-testosterone stuff, gripping' -- Glasgow Herald
'Great story telling, the book grips you on the first page and doesn't let you go' - ***** Reader review
'Amazing from start to finish' - ***** Reader review
'Action packed, full of twists and turns and authenticity' - ***** Reader review
'Fabulous enthralling read, which kept me on edge, I couldn't put it down' - ***** Reader review


Geordie Sharp, a sergeant in the SAS, is struggling to pick up the threads of his army career.

Wounded in the Gulf War, he returns to Hereford to find his home life in tatters. As he trains with Northern Ireland Troop, a murder in his family fires him up with personal hatred of the IRA.

Posted to Belfast, he discovers that his adversary is Declan Farrell, a leading player in the Provisional IRA. Sharp sets out to stalk and kill his man.

Never has there been a more graphic account of the SAS in action, never a thriller so authentically grounded in the twists and turns of undercover warfare.


  • Hard as nails

About the author

Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan was born near Newcastle in 1961. He joined the SAS in 1984 and was a member for ten years. During the Gulf War, Chris was the only member of an eight-man team to escape from Iraq, of which three colleagues were killed and four captured. It was the longest escape and evasion in the history of the SAS. For his last two years he was selecting and training potential recruits for the SAS.

He is a best selling author and lectures in business motivation and security.
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