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Ultimate weapon / Chris Ryan.

By: Ryan, Chris, 1961-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Century, 2006Description: 423 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781844134274; 184413427X (hbk.) :.Subject(s): Iraq War, 2003- -- Fiction | Missing persons -- Fiction | Iraq War, 2003 -- Fiction | Iraq -- Politics and government -- FictionGenre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction) | Action and adventure fiction.DDC classification: Rental Fiction Abstract: Nick Scott's daughter is a scientist who has cracked one of the scientific secrets of the age. Now she has vanished. Her lover, Jed Bradley, is one of SAS's toughest young agents. Caught in a global power play, Nick and Jed find themselves in a desperate race to find the woman they both love and to unlock the secret of the Ultimate Weapon.
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Nick Scott's daughter is a scientist who has cracked one of the scientific secrets of the age. Now she has vanished. Her lover, Jed Bradley, is one of SAS's toughest young agents. Caught in a global power play, Nick and Jed find themselves in a desperate race to find the woman they both love and to unlock the secret of the Ultimate Weapon.

Nick Scott's daughter is a scientist who has cracked one of the scientific secrets of the age. Now she has vanished. Her lover, Jed Bradley, is one of SAS's toughest young agents. Caught in a global power play, Nick and Jed find themselves in a desperate race to find the woman they both love and to unlock the secret of the Ultimate Weapon.

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Library Journal Review

The ultimate weapon in this gritty, violent, and action-packed novel is the secret of cold fusion, an almost mythical source of cheap energy that the oil barons would like to suppress. A young and brilliant female scientist has apparently discovered the secret and is kidnapped by Hussein's men in the days leading up to the 2003 Gulf War. When her father, a former member of Britain's elite Special Forces, the SAS, and her sometime boyfriend, also SAS, find out, the chase is on to rescue her and the secrets she may have discovered. Their search takes them to war-torn Iraq, where they have to fight their way in to save her and then fight their way back out. Complicating matters, the two men hate each other. This U.S. debut by Ryan, a former SAS member and author of numerous thrillers published in England, is a readable and fast-paced thriller, despite an implausible plot premise and some action that's way over-the-top. Recommended for larger collections.--Robert Conroy, Warren, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

The apparent intelligence snafus that led up to the Iraq War provide the backdrop for this intricately plotted thriller from bestselling British author Ryan (The One That Got Away). Sarah Scott, a Cambridge University graduate student conducting nuclear research, goes missing just before the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Her father, Nick Scott, a former SAS trooper who was captured in the first Gulf War and tortured in Saddam's dungeons, and Sarah's boyfriend, Jed Bradley, a current SAS member, join forces to find her. Naturally, Nick and Jed despise each other, but a lovely and extremely devious female intelligence agent makes sure they cooperate. Ryan, himself an SAS veteran of the first Gulf War, makes his two heroes' actions and motivations credible. The book offers an ingenious answer as to why Saddam was "really" overthrown, though those who know their armor may have a few nits to pick with how the author describes the way a Russian T-55 tank works. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Booklist Review

A bestseller in the UK now makes it stateside. Battered during the first Gulf War, Nick Scott struggles to stay sober and build a relationship with his daughter, Sarah. Her boyfriend, Jed Bradley, is a Special Ops soldier heading into a secret mission in Iraq. The two men despise each other, but when Sarah disappears, they must work together to find the woman they love. Though the ending is never in doubt, the realistic main characters and the all-too-real setting of the Iraq War make this a worthwhile endeavor.--Ayers, Jeff Copyright 2008 Booklist