SOME advice from the acclaimed novelist Chris Ryan: keep a diary and take plenty of photographs because you never know if you might end up making a living from your experiences.
That’s exactly what’s happened to Chris who, 18 years since he left the SAS, is still producing gripping military action thrillers.
His latest, the 14th from the bestselling author, is Killing for the Company and he is coming to Spalding to promote it a week on Thursday – see details in paragraph three.
His latest tale uses as its backdrop the dirty money surrounding conflict, or the many millions of pounds that are made on the back of war by private military contractors and companies producing anything from tanks to weaponry. Its protagonist is Chet Freeman who, having been invalided out of the SAS, makes his living in high-end security, and who apparently overhears his American employers bribing the British Prime Minister to take his country into an illegal war.
It’s the thrilling stuff that loyal fans have come to expect from Chris, who admits that he relies on the anecdotes of serving military personnel to keep his stories up to date in terms of equipment and the changing theatre of war.
nKilling for the Company by Chris Ryan will be published on September 1 by Coronet, £18.99.
Chris will be giving a talk at Bookmark, The Crescent, Spalding, on Thursday, September 1 at 7.15pm.
Tickets: £3.50 available from the bookshop, tel: 01775 769231