tough, fast-moving military action from bestselling author Chris Ryan


A relentless, edge-of-your-seat action novel full of twists and turns from multi-million copy bestseller Chris Ryan. Fans of Andy McNab, Lee Child, Clive Cussler and Stephen Leather will not be disappointed.

'Hard as nails' -- Mirror
'Slick, polished and gut-wrenching stuff' -- Irish Times
'Great story which keeps you on your toes throughout' -- ***** Reader review
'Hard to put down' -- ***** Reader review
'A real page-turner' -- ***** Reader review
'Gripping stuff' -- ***** Reader review


Three cities all lose power. No-one claims responsibility. Fears of a terrorist strike are imminent.

Josh Harding is a tough SAS soldier. Yet his disregard for authority has landed him a secondment to MI6's anti-terrorism unit. In the wake of the mysterious 'Three Cities' attacks, Josh finds himself on the way to the USA, on the trail of a pair of intrepid young hackers who are out to try and make themselves a fortune, and who are in grave danger from those who would kill for the secrets they have managed to uncover: how to control the power of the Western world.

But soon Josh finds himself waking up in a ditch, bloody and wounded, and with no memory of who he is, how he got there, or how he got hurt. Yet one thing is for certain - Josh is in danger.

Stranded in the Wild West, Josh must rely on his instincts as a soldier and on the kindness of a beautiful stranger in order to escape those who appear intent on tracking him down and killing him - all for a secret he can't remember.

His determination to discover who he is, and what he was doing there leads him into an explosive web of corporate blackmail, deceit and greed - where the stakes are high and where no-one can be trusted.


  • '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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