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Islamic State is here, all around us. There is no defence. Only attack.

On the Syria/Iraq border, a British hostage is beheaded by IS terrorists. When the executioner breaks down, he is led into a nearby tent, where a masked figure is waiting for him. This mysterious person is treated with a mixture of respect and terror. They call him the Caliph.

In Nigeria the British Ambassador and his young aide are kidnapped. A four-person SAS team is deployed to find him. The team includes Danny Black and Caitlin Wallace - an expert on West Africa. In Nigeria the team find devastation, and when they discover prisoners infected with the plague they realise they have uncovered a combined Boko Harem/IS plot to unleash a bio-terrorist attack.

The team must stop the terrorists and identify the Caliph before the deadly disease is released much closer to home.

©2015 Chris Ryan (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

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  • Matthew of Melk
  • 08-29-15

Well Worth the Wait

'High-adrenaline' is an over-used phrase when it comes to special forces novels, but in this case it is more than justified. I was pacing around the house biting my finger nails as I listened to the climax of Hellfire. I don't want to spoil it for you, but suffice to say there is plenty of cool action, great locations, unexpected twists and enjoyable friction between characters - just as we've come to expect from the Danny Black series.

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  • Emtjonny / glassjonny
  • 05-26-16

Oh Woe, what a mistake

No editor touched this book, repetitions, mistakes; arrive on a motorbike and leave in a car. The there is the breathy lip smacking narration. Awful, just awful. Needn't have been either. Such a mistake in such an amateurish way.

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  • MR
  • 05-17-16

Ok

Decent enough story. Narrator is poor. Quite a good trilogy overall. Easy going when in the car.

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  • Alan Backshall
  • 02-15-16

Another great Chris Ryan story.

No one writes better thrillers than Chris Ryan. Brilliant from start to finish.
This has to be one of his best SAS books yet. 5 star.

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  • Rinpoche
  • 11-14-15

Gripping!

I needed something to listen to whilst up late at night trying to persuade babies that they really wanted to be in their own beds. So good that afterwards I was kept awake as I followed the story long after the little one was back in bed! My only gripe is that it was over too soon.

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  • Alistair poole
  • 12-24-15

Awful.

Would you try another book written by Chris Ryan or narrated by Michael Fenner?

I would have to be desperate.

What was most disappointing about Chris Ryan’s story?

Narration and the poor use of regional accents and the stereotypical portrayal of Black as an uncouth, uneducated military machine.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

His use of regional and cultural accents not everyone from Birmingham speaks with a strong Brummie accent.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Improved my geographical knowledge of the Middle East.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-26-18

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whats the audible equivalent to a page turner.....ear-turner. most gripping of the danny black series so far ...2 to go. if Dickens was in the Sas...loved the military detail and barrack-room humour

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  • Demis
  • 02-07-18

The British Mitch rapp

Great book, written like vince Flynn when he created Mitch rapp, roll on more books! Thanks Chris

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  • kevin
  • 01-30-18

accents!!!!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Hellfire: Danny Black, Book 3 to be better than the print version?

no

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such a shame two of the characters (Spud and Tony) were made to sound like village idiots! very cringe worthy
Apart from that a good story

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  • Gary
  • 01-26-18

great book

Good narration, brilliant story, could not stop listening. Will be reading the next book in the series.