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Alpha Force: Black Gold: Book 9
 
 

Alpha Force: Black Gold: Book 9 [Kindle Edition]

Chris Ryan
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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"Another smashing read from the fabulous Chris Ryan. This book had me hooked from start to finish with its action-packed adventure" (South Wales Argus)

"Great gung-ho stuff" (Independent on Sunday)

Book Description

The ninth action-packed tale in the Alpha Force series from Chris Ryan, bestselling author, TV survival expert and presenter and ex-SAS hero.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 374 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: RHCP Digital (15 Sep 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0031RDVOQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #39,082 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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When I found myself as part of the Bravo Two Zero patrol trapped behind enemy lines in Iraq, I found that everything was as I'd been told it would be. I followed all the Standard Operation Procedures, the orientation, survival, evasion and fighting techniques I had been taught in the SAS and I am certain that is what made the difference, that it why I managed to get away.

But as soon as I got I home my suspicions were aroused. We few surviving members of the operation were given a thousand pounds each and told to go off on holiday. This was the authorities telling us to keep quiet. A truckload of medals were handed out too - another sure sign a cock up is being covered up.

The more I looked into it, the more I realized that the Bravo Two Zero mission had been doomed from the start. Our political masters had not thought it through and as a result we weren't prepared to get involved in that operation. We have a saying - the 5 ps - prior planning prevents piss-poor performance - and no matter how high the calibre of the men doing the fighting, many of them will get captured or die if the prior planning is not good enough. That is what happened in Iraq.

Cock ups are one thing, but what makes me really angry is when soldiers are not told the truth about what we they are being asked to do - when things are not as they seem. The SAS are asked to do some terrible things. In fact all the shady things you might imagine the SAS gets up to, we have done in real life. The men of the SAS are regularly asked to do things which would be illegal for any private citizen. Some of these things will scar you for life, physically and mentally. You do them because that is your duty. But time and time again the men on the ground are betrayed because they are not told the truth and then when things go wrong they are abandoned and left to their own devices. That is what I write about in my books.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great boys adventure 12 July 2010
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We are now on our sixth Chris Ryan (Alpha Force) book. Until we discovered these books it had been a problem getting our son to read fiction, he is 10 but nearly 11 years old. The problem we have now is getting him to go to sleep, as he reads in bed and can't put the books down! The best thing is, I get to read them afterwards
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5.0 out of 5 stars Keep on writing these 27 July 2013
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Chris Ryan is my son's favorite & this did not disappoint. Will buy next in the series till the set is complete
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 6 Jun 2013
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Straight into the action as always with all Chris Ryan's books, great read, easy to understand, would recommend this to a friend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent story 10 May 2013
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daughter loves CHris Ryan novels, she has been reading through them all. Excellent, well done Mr Ryan. A happy child.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book! 12 Feb 2013
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It's not the very best alpha force book. But, like all the rest, it was still brilliant. Good for anyone who likes a good action book.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Simple read 16 Jan 2013
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Bought it by mistake thinking it was an adult book and not from the kids series. Ok though and still read it.
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