3 thriller books in a boxset only £1.00 instore @ Asda
RRP is based on cover price of each book, but online these are about £6 each book
Readers of Chris Ryan thrillers know exactly what to expect: gritty, pared-down prose with regular doses of bone-crunching action and a hero not usually given to introspection. His books do not inhabit the same atmospheric world as such thriller writers of the past as Graham Greene and Eric Ambler, and he lacks the political sophistication of such current writers as Gerald Seymour. But Ryan knows exactly what his readers want and can always be counted upon to deliver a tough and fast-moving package. And that's very much the case in this latest thriller.
The theme in The Watchman is a duel to the death between an SAS soldier and the man who trained him. Ryan's protagonist, the resourceful Alex Temple, has been recently commissioned from the ranks, and returns from a hostage rescue mission in Sierra Leone to find that someone has been gruesomely murdering MI5 officers, Hannibal Lecter-style (a skinning knife is involved). The security services believe that the killer is an insider, SAS-trained, and Alex is ordered to track him down. As he gets closer and closer to the eponymous Watchman, the body count rises inevitably. This one will glean no literary prizes, but the legion of Ryan fans will devour this as eagerly as they did The Hit List and Zero Option. The villain, too, is a memorably nasty creation.
Alex, a 36-year-old SAS captain is summoned home from Sierra Leone to help catch the brutal killer of MI5 officers as it seems that the murderer might be SAS trained. To assist him Alex has MI5 officer, the attractive but abrasive Dawn Harding, and a nightmare chase, a betrayal and a dawn firefight will ensue before Alex learns a bitter truth.A genuine white knuckle ride page-turner.