Chris Ryan: SAS Operator and Bestselling Author [Rebroadcast]

06.17.2022 - By Danger Close with Jack Carr

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Note: This episode of Danger Close with Jack Carr first aired in June of 2021 in Season 1.  

Chris Ryan is a former member of the Special Air Service. He is the bestselling author of seventy fiction and non-fiction books including the Geordie Sharp series, Alpha Force, the Danny Black series and The One That Got Away, which details his experience on E&E (Escape & Evasion) during the 1991 Gulf War. The only member of his eight-man team to not be captured or killed, Chris evaded enemy patrols and survived over a 300 kilometer journey to the Syrian border. It was the longest escape and evasion in the history of the SAS. His book Strike Back was adapted into a TV series for the UK’s Sky 1 and he helped create the action-drama TV series Ultimate Force. 

He’s also hosted popular TV shows including Hunting Chris Ryan, Terror Alert: Could You Survive, How Not to Die, and Armed and Dangerous. You can check out his latest book, Outcast, here. 

In this episode, Jack and Chris discuss how Chris survived his 1991 experience in Iraq, his transition from the military into publishing and the importance of reading.  

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