The Hit List

The Hit List When Robert Maxwell Is Assassinated By An Unknown Agency, Conflicting Interests In The Arms Trade Threaten All Out WarEx SAS Corporal Pete Slater Is Trying To Make A New Life For Himself As A Teacher, But When He Is Accidentally Caught Up In An Attempt By Terrorists To Kidnap One Of His Pupils, He Finds Himself Sucked Back Into The World Of Undercover OperationsA Mission To Kill An Arms Dealer In Paris Leads To A High Speed Chase Across Europe And Into Eastern Europe There Slater Discovers The Connection Between Robert Maxwell, The Arms Industry And The Origins In Nazism Of The Government Agency Who Employs Him

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 esca

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  • Hardcover
  • 310 pages
  • The Hit List
  • Chris Ryan
  • English
  • 14 January 2017
  • 9780712684118

10 thoughts on “The Hit List

  1. says:

    Hit List is a stand alone thriller by Chris Ryan, and follows the fortunes of Neil Slater, a former SAS soldier struggling in his transition to civilian life He is dumped as sports master at an exclusive boy s school outside London after foiling a kidnap attempt on a Saudi student single handed using extreme force, and joins a London agency providing bodyguards to the rich Slater soon discovers that money does not equate with morals or manners and in a drunken state he falls back on an offer of a job from Eve introduced by former SAS Andreas Van Rijn , now working for a shadowy cadre within MI6.Moving from servant to the wealthy to servant of the Establishment, Slater learns the cadre is a hit squad on behalf of HMG and joins a mission to Paris to assassinate an arms dealer and recover a disc of documents Naturally there are reversals but the target is taken out and the mission ends in a firefight at close quarters in a Paris warehouse with a mob of Serbs.Published in 2000 this is one of Ryan s earlier works, but not his best Again his knowledge of weaponry and tactics shines out the scenes in France are excellent if violent and the standout for me was Leon, former paratrooper with the French Foreign Legion, who served a few years behind bars and has close links to the Parisian underworld Slater finally figures out the reason behind the mission is to prevent photos of figures involved in atrocities in the Balkans during WWII coming into the public domain Not for the faint hearted.

  2. says:

    Another stand alone Ryan adventure, this sees the former SAS man in the familiar terrority of murky British intelligence and secret groups trained in the art of killing His hero, Nick Slater, is yet again a different face on the main old character, basically Ryan himself, a character who has just left the SAS and who struggles to survive with normal, everyday civilian life Having read his later books first, I immediately noticed that the plot here isn t as complex as the later ones there isn t as much going on But in all other aspects Ryan is at the top of his game, especially in the sequences of action and violence, which he delivers with typical hard realism and aplomb In fact, early on the book contains my favourite scene in any of Ryan s work it involves Slater s P.E teacher tackling a couple of Israeli kidnappers at his school The juxtaposition of a typical British location with extreme violence and cunning tactics makes for an enthralling sequence Other meaty elements include disposal by wood chipper, a body in a trunk and an excellently staged shoot out The book is extraordinarily violent in places so than two others I ve read, The Watchman and Greed, but it never leaves a foul taste in your mouth instead this is exciting and entertaining in equal measure Ryan throws in timely references to the conspiracy surrounding Robert Maxwell s death and the trial of some Serbian war criminals, making this an up to date, pulse pounding thriller that never disappoints.

  3. says:

    I ve yet to meet a Chris Ryan novel I haven t enjoyed, and The Hit List is no exception The twists and turns are unexpected Once, about three quarters of the way through, I figured the story must be about to end so what on earth could be in the next 100 pages Quite a lot, as the story took off in a seemingly totally different but perfectly logical direction.A possible downside if you re looking for a morality tale you won t find it here Or, precisely, you ll find an accurately painted picture of a shadowy government organization that has or assumes it has a licence to kill enemies of the state with no hint of due process No, it s not set in the US but the UK Turns out this enemy of the state was also a personal enemy Raising serious moral questions which Ryan doesn t answer except by portraying intentionally or not the necessary amorality of people who would be willing to continue working for such an amoral agency.

  4. says:

    I really enjoyed this book I actually picked it out at the airport had forgotten the book I was currently readingahhh and wanted something that was action adventure with a spy or military feel I haven t read anything in this genre for ages, but given my new series is going to have loads action and covert operations I thought I d better see what s out there at the moment.The Hit List was fast paced with just the right amount of description sometimes these types of books can get bogged down in details of standard procedures, types of guns and ammunition, etc While I like them to include some of this info, it can be hard to find the right balance and I think Chris Ryan accomplished this I would recommend The Hit List to anyone who likes action adventure thriller with that government or elite military thread

  5. says:

    Once again, Hats off to CHRIS RYAN One of the excellent masterpiece among the milatry action novels written till now.Other readers say that it was quite predictable in many parts of the story but I did nt feel it even 1%.But the suspense was not really as good as expected but not bad too It was much better than the previous read of this author THE WATCHMAN The plotting , action is very good, unexpected twists and turns make it difficult to put down till the end Too much violence had been described in few places but still a good read.My wholehearted appeal to hollywood action film directors Brian De Palma, John Woo, J J Abrams, Brad Bird, Christopher McQuarrie, Renny Harlin, Chuck Russell and others Please don t ignore these kind of novels for adaptation They can turn into huge hits.

  6. says:

    I have no idea what this was about

  7. says:

    weer een spannend boek, je wordt meteen meegenomen in het verhaal en het laat je niet los tot het eind Je moet alleen geen zwakke maag hebben, de verhoormethodes zijn vaak wel erg uitgebreid en beeldend beschreven.

  8. says:

    Brilliantly writtenI have read most of this authors work always brilliant full of suspense and action I originally came from Hereford and know all the places mentioned really well do can enjoy reading all books very good well written highly recommended

  9. says:

    een spannend boek, vond het jammer dat het einde zo snel was

  10. says:

    Svi n , ak n , tav oddychovka.

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