Former SAS corporal, and the only man to escape death or capture during the Bravo Two Zero operation in the 1991 Gulf War, Chris Ryan turned to writing thrillers to tell the stories that the Official Secrets Act stops him putting in his non-fiction work. His novels have gone on to inspire the Sky One series Strike Back.
Born in Newcastle in 1961, Chris joined the SAS in 1984. During his ten years there he was involved in both overt and covert operations and was also sniper team commander of the anti-terrorist team.
During the Gulf War he was the only member of an eight-man unit to escape from Iraq, where three colleagues were killed and four captured. It was the longest escape and evasion in the history of the SAS. For this he was awarded the Military Medal.
His new book – Fight To Win – delves into the secretive world of elite warfare.
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