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Sean Black

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I write the Ryan Lock series of thrillers, which feature ex-military bodyguard Ryan Lock and his partner, former Marine, Ty Johnson. The first two books in the series, Lockdown and Deadlock, hit the Official UK Top 50 Bestseller Chart, and the third, Gridlock, has just been released in hardback. They have have also been translated into Dutch, German, and Russian.

I'm a firm believer in hands-on research, also known as 'any excuse to get out of the house', so before I wrote Lockdown, I trained for a month with former members of the Royal Military Police's specialist close protection unit. That turned out to be great preparation for Deadlock, which I researched by spending time inside Pelican Bay Supermax in California (see the TV interview on

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Lockdown (Ryan Lock, #1)

3.75 avg rating — 1,061 ratings — published 2009 — 13 editions
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The Innocent

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Deadlock (Ryan Lock, #2)

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Gridlock (Ryan Lock, #3)

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The Devil's Bounty (Ryan Lo...

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Lock & Load (Ryan Lock, #4.5)

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Fire Point (Ryan Lock, #6)

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Post (Byron Tibor, #1)

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Blood Country (Byron Tibor,...

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Budapest/48: A Ryan Lock Story

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Exhausted by years of combat, and haunted by the ghosts of his past, nothing is going to stop special forces veteran Byron Tibor returning home to the woman he loves. But is Byron who he appears to be, and why is the American government determined to stop him?

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message 2: by Beth

Beth Hi Sean,
Thanks for befriending this fellow crime writer on Goodreads!

message 1: by Andy

Andy cheers for accepting me Sean,
loved your first two Ryan Lock Novels,
hopefully will buy Gridlock soon

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