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Greed [Kindle Edition]

Chris Ryan
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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Pull on those camouflage fatigues, slip that knife into your boot, check your sidearm and get ready for another walk on the wild side with Chris Ryan. Greed is not particularly different from any other Chris Ryan thrillers you may have read, but that is precisely why his devoted army of followers devours each new book. Sharp plotting, flinty characterisation and (most of all) kinetically orchestrated action are par for the course with this author, and Greed delivers them all in spades.

Matt Browning has left the SAS, and life is not treating him well. For a start, he's up to his ears in debt, and if he doesn't pay the £500,000 he owes, he'll be dead. Then, out of the blue, he is given a lifeline: a carefully targeted hit on al-Qa'eda, with the full cooperation of MI5. Matt's job is to bring together a close-knit team of ex-SAS men to lift $10 million in gold and diamonds from the world's most lethal terrorist organisation. Along with MI5's clandestine assistance, there's another bonus--there will be no charges made. Needless to say, this isn't the perfect crime. The money is stolen, then the killing begins. A panther-like assassin is tracking down the team one by one, bloodily slaughtering both them and their families. Matt realises that he has to take the fight to the enemy if he himself isn't to join the dead.

We've read similar stuff before (even from Ryan), but why not another helping? Anyone who begins Greed on a train or a bus is more than likely to miss their stop, such is the unyielding grip that this latest Ryan novel instantly exerts. --Barry Forshaw

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Hard as nails Mirror The SAS is to Chris Ryan what horse racing is to Dick Francis Boys Toys Bone-crunching action-tough and fast-moving Amazon Slick, polished and gut-wrenching stuff Irish Times Chock full of military fat to chew on...will keep you awake until dawn FHM

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 477 KB
  • Print Length: 393 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital; Reprinted Edition edition (26 Jan 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0031RSBC8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,866 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Chris Ryan was born near Newcastle in 1961. He joined the SAS in 1984. During his ten years there he was involved in overt and covert operations and was also sniper team commander of the anti-terrorist team.

During the Gulf War, Chris Ryan 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.

For his last two years he was selecting and training potential recruits for the SAS. He wrote about his experiences in the bestseller The One That Got Away, which was adapted for screen, and since then has written three other works of non-fiction, fourteen bestselling novels and a series of childrens' books.

His latest series of novels - the Extreme books take you even further into the heart of the mission with more extreme action, more extreme language and more extreme pace. Like Call of Duty or Medal of Honor, you'll feel part of the team.

He lectures in business motivation and security, and is a consultant for a security organisation. You can find out more information on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChrisRyanBooks. You can also follow Chris on Twitter @exSASChrisRyan

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a page turner 17 Jun 2003
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Having read all of McNab's works I was unsure about reading another SAS fiction novel, I have to say I like the adventures of Nick Stone and didn't honestly think I could get to grips with another SAS hero.
That said, once I started I couldn't put this book down, it was finnshed in just under 6 hours. The action fast paced and descriptive, the charactures well defined, Ryan has surpassed my expectations with his SAS based fiction, the detail with which he describes events, flash backs, methods of entery and operation are just breath taking at times.
The only critiscm I can make is that I couldn't help but feel I had read it all before.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greed is brilliant 7 Jun 2005
Format:Paperback
Excellent.The second book I have ever read because i do not read normally but i could not get enough of "Greed". Once I picked it up i couldn't bring myself to put it down. Its the only book i have ever read by Chris Ryan and after reading it i ordered another. I hope in some way i have influenced you to go out and buy it because it is really worth a read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greed - an addictive read... 5 Nov 2003
Format:Paperback
Greed is the latest installment in a rapidly expanding collection of Ryan's 'post Geordie Sharp' novels. Like 'The Hit List' and 'The Watchman' this book is excellently written and presented, indicating the momentum that Ryan's writing style is gathering (something that many critics feel was a weakness in his earlier efforts). You will also notice that he is cramming more and more erotica into his literature - perhaps for his unlikely female audience??
I read this book in two big efforts, only being forced to put it down once due to lack of sleep! It is, frankly, highly addictive; you will be taken on an emotional roller coaster, as characters transgress the limits of morality and you will the book to end in a certain way. You will feel angry and vengeful as you read at a speed you didn't think possible.
The book exposes the ruthless nature of the British intelligence services and the shocking nature of the fanatical terrorists of al-Queda. Be prepared for an amazing twist in the last few chapters! Good work, Mr Ryan; keep them coming!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I first got this book a number of weeks ago on a friend's recommendation, and I wasn't sure if it was my thing as I had never read any of Chris Ryan's books before, but having completed 'Greed', I am certain I shall be seeking to read more of the genius' work.
The story seems to be very well researched and the fast-paced style of writing which makes it virtually impossible to put the book down resembles that of the author Dan Brown (another genius whose work is always worth reading).
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good tale with plenty of action, guns and gore. An excellent read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MI5 v Al Qaeda 8 April 2014
By David H J Ashdown TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
A brilliant story about a group assembled from three ex-SAS one ex-PRIA and one London gangster by MI5 to scupper Al Qaeda by stealing a cache of gold and diamonds while in transit in a boat in the Mediterranean. Their task was to steal the treasure to stop the funds reaching their coffers and keep the fenced funds as recompense for their efforts. It seems like nothing can go wrong but after the task is completed everything falls apart and the race is on to discover how they can salvage anything and save their lives - a page turned that you'll devour in one sitting
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Who's next? 15 Jun 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A very good read, plenty of action, you know whats going to happen but not to who, good who done it!!! ;0)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars better than the watchman if that was possible 24 Mar 2008
Format:Paperback
I have read a few SAS and SBS books in the past and like a lot of people i do get bored with the same thing all the while.So having a break from these and reading other types of book ........2 years later i find myself back.I started off reading Chris's The Watchman which i thought was an absolutely superb read (i had it sitting there for those 2 years).This really got my juices flowing so i decided to try another. I choose Greed and i am so so so pleased i did.For me the story gripped me from start to finish......and i do not write this lightly.I can honestly say i REALLY could not wait to read the next page after i put the book down.As i have put in my header for this review i honestly did not think that The Watchman would be beaten in my eyes.....but Greed just pips it to the post.Without ruining it for you, the murders of some of his friends etc are quite shocking. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE buy this book if you like a real good story....YOU WILL LOVE IT.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a truly good holiday book!!! 2 Aug 2004
Format:Paperback
Greed is a really great book IF you are looking for an easy, exciting read.
However if you are looking for a more intellectual, thought provoking thriller then this isnt the book for you. It's a straight forward action packed story which grabs you by the neck and doesnt let you go until youve finished.
The only fault would have to be the characters...I thought some of them were a bit weak and i wish chris ryan had spent a little more time over some of them and we had been allowed more time to get to know some of them before they ....died
All in all a fantastic read, superb stuff!!!
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Published 6 days ago by david adderley
5.0 out of 5 stars Greed
Very well written book. Makes you feel part of the story from beginning to end. Excellent novel and good story line.
Published 1 month ago by Ronald Swain
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book by Chris Ryan
I have read most books by Chris Ryan and have loved everyone but this book is by far his best one. I started reading it and could not put it down. Defiantly worth a read. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dan
5.0 out of 5 stars typical Ryan
Good book to read, what I do not like is having to write something before I can get back home
Published 3 months ago by R. Barber
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read
Chris Ryan never disappoints easy to read perfect for holiday reading. I prefer the one off books rather than the series books.
Published 5 months ago by Terry Allison
5.0 out of 5 stars Boom.
From the first to the last page, this hurtles you along at a breakneck pace. Pulls you and then blows you out with a great big bang.
Published 10 months ago by Northern Soul
4.0 out of 5 stars good boook
Greed is worth reading , but im going to stop leaving feedback on here because it keeps asking me to use more words
Published 11 months ago by P. G.
5.0 out of 5 stars Chris Ryans best book
Excellent fast paced read, I couldn't put it down. A story written with no holding back and some really good twists and turns.
Published 12 months ago by Peter Renahan
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but ultimately a bit disappointing
The good part about this book is the action - fast paced and exciting. The story is quite good, but it's too predictable. Read more
Published 15 months ago by John Gray
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book
Chris Ryan has done it again. I can recommend this book to anyone who likes action in a great well told story.
Published 16 months ago by coolpenz
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