Books in Order
Name: Colin Armstrong
Place of birth: Rowlands Gill (Newcastle), England
First book: The One That Got Away
Previous employment: soldier
Fun fact #1: Other than English, Chris speaks German, Arabic and Spanish.
Fun fact #2: For seven years, Chris undertook SAS operations around the globe, many covert.
Chris Ryan Book List & Suggested Book Order
Chris Ryan Interview
Chris talks about his books and international locations, especially with regards to his experiences in the SAS (Special Air Services) and how he links real life terrorist attacks to his thrillers to create a sense of realism.
Chris Ryan Biography
Chris Ryan was born in 1961. On what day is not public knowledge. Even the month is a mystery.
Chris was born in Rowlands Gill, which is a small village on the north bank of the River Derwent. It has a population of around 6,000 and is around nine miles from the major city of Newcastle in the North of England. Very little is known of Chris's early life - little about his school days, little about his hobbies, little about his family life. What is known is that he attended the secondary school at Hookergate School, which was around three miles from his village of Rolands Gill. The school has since been renamed Thorp Academy. He stayed at Hookergate until he was 16 years old, at which point, instead of going into further education as many of his fellow authors did, which would have been easy as Hookergate School also had a college section to it, he signed up to join the British Army.
But the army wasn't enough for Chris. No, he wanted something special. Chris's dream was to be a member of one of the most elite fighting forces on the planet - the SAS (Special Air Service). Chris's cousin was actually already in the reservist SAS and regularly invited Chris to visit him. Chris tried to join the SAS but reportedly failed the selection process because…
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- a complete list of short stories, standalone novels & nonfiction
Why Read the Chris Ryan Strikeback Series in Order?
British author from the North of England, Chris Ryan rose to fame with his nonfiction title The One That Got Away, an account of a courageous SAS mission behind enemy lines in Iraq. Chris's vast military experience makes his action as thrilling as it can be, particularly around hero John Porter, who features in the Strikeback series. (Geordie is an affectionate term for a person from Newcastle, the town where Chris was born - could that be anything to do with the character Geordie Sharp? Well, you'll just have to read the series to discover that for yourself!)
This Chris Ryan book list not only gives all the Chris Ryan books in chronological order, but lets you see the characters develop and witness events at the correct time, just as Chris intended.
So, if ever you've wondered about the Chris Ryan book order, here it is.