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Silent Kill

(Extreme #4)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  241 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Northern Ireland, 1993. For high-flying MI5 officer Avery Chance the real war has only just begun. When Chance is abducted by the IRA's notorious Nutting Squad, her hopes lie in the hands of a young SAS recruit who must risk everything to bring her home. Twenty years after his act of self-sacrifice in Belfast, ex-SAS legend John Bald is a scarred shadow of his former self.
Hardcover, 342 pages
Published January 29th 2015 by Coronet
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Eddie Owens
Aug 15, 2016 rated it did not like it
I keep reading Chris Ryan and expecting it to get better. Sadly it doesn't.

Every cliché is used constantly and it becomes annoying. Knuckles "turn white" with anger, guts "turn to ice" with fear, and on and on.

I will stick with Andy McNab from now on.
Mr Richard
Jan 19, 2019 rated it liked it
The sort of book to read when you need to while a way a few hours but are not looking for anything too challenging. I’m sure many will find this sort of book engaging but for my part I won’t be reading any more in the series.
Liam Curran
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well written, hard to put down
I received this as a free audio book ages ago, and while not particularly enthused, I thought I would give it a shot while driving home this week. What a mistake. I was expecting the literary equivalent of a Michael Bay film, unfortunately this is much, much worse.

At best, this is cliche-ridden and laughably predictable. The prose is about as subtle as a blunt axe to the face. At worst, this is misogynistic torture-porn. Unsurprisingly, the female characters featured in this pile of excrement
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: post-stroke
It was OK.......

I not sure that Chris Ryan wrote it, somebody using a formula and a cheat sheet of words, phrases and sayings; I've never heard anybody refer to the RM as the 'Corps', the the Marines or the Commando's, not the 'Corps', (the USMC are referred to the 'corps'). Also, the 12.7mm HMG Bald used in the later in the novel, is likely to pierce the armour of a tank......... no it couldn't, otherwise tanks would be armed with them.... not anti-tank guns....

Anyway, it was a was a enjoyable
Feb 17, 2015 rated it liked it
The 'Extreme' series aren't my favourite Chris Ryan books, but this was probably the best of the series.
This tale concentrated on John Bald, who finds himself embroiled in a bid to take over an a small country.
As this is an omnibus edition of four separate missions, there are some recaps every so often and seemingly unnecessary explanations, which seem a bit odd. It didn't seem too disconnected and the story kept me entertained and interested in what would happen next.
Cathy Cole
Oct 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this book, the start in particular. Fast, furious, it really hooked me in, as did the next few chapters. Oddly, though, mid-way the author seemed to feel he needed to 'tell' the reader what happened in previous chapters - diluted the tension a bit.

1st time I've enjoyed a book where I really didn't like the MC.
Apr 10, 2015 rated it liked it
received this book as part of Good Reads First Reads
The author doesn't mess about with this book and goes straight to the action
It is a thriller that is set with 4 different missions that sometimes revisits itself which can be a little annoying
Victor Borgeest
Feb 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
not bad
May 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I started this ages ago and somehow got side tracked but finished it in two days I get so involved in these books - another brilliant story and not at all how I thought it would end - fabulous xx
Jacob Stelling
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
An ok read, however I think that it was more aimed at teens as I found it to be lacking in the thrill of some older audience thrillers.
Peter Cotter
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
If you can get past the fairly gruesome and descriptive torture sequence at the start of the book, it is good.

Jun 19, 2016 rated it liked it
3 1/2 out of4
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Chris Ryan was born in 1961 in a village near Newcastle. In 1984 he joined the SAS. During his ten years in the Regiment, he was involved in overt and covert operations and was also Sniper team commander of the anti-terrorist team.

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

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