In a separate operation unknown to both the Americans and the British, Israeli intelligence have sent their own Special Forces into the same remote region of the Zagros Mountains. They have been given orders to seek out and destroy a potential Iranian secret missile base that is likely to threaten the State.
Both teams are captured by the Iranians before they reach their targets, but they manage to escape, together with a group of Iranian insurgents. Despite the desperate circumstances they find themselves in, Ryder, the Americans and the insurgents agree to accompany the Israelis in their search for the missile base.
Met with a series of hazardous escapades, hardship and privations in their search through the rugged Zagros range, pursued by the enemy, will they find a secret base? Will they be able to destroy the base if found despite an unexpected and shocking revelation which seriously threatens the whole operation. Will they be too late to save the State of Israel from a nuclear holocaust?
Run With The Brave is the thrilling sequel to Paths of Courage and will appeal to fans of the first book in the ‘Frank Ryder’ series. Mike Woodhams breaks out of the confines of a city setting and moves into a more hostile environment in this brutal, objective and realistic story that will be enjoyed by espionage, mystery and crime readers.
Under the guise of an al-Qaeda operative he infiltrates a London cell after a crash course in compact nuclear technology in the hope it will lead to the bomber. His knowledge is required to verify that the purchase is genuine and the terrorists summon Ryder to the Hindu Kush. The bait has been taken.
Transported by road over three continents, Ryder arrives at the terrorist camp in the remote mountains of northwest Pakistan. He confirms the purchase is genuine and is ordered to arm the weapon using his thumbprint. The bomb can only be diffused the same way. The package is consigned to the target. Can Ryder stop it from arriving at its destination and dispatch the man he was sent to kill?
Kept captive, Ryder escapes. Hotly pursued through the rugged mountain terrain, he is caught and tortured but saved from death by a US sniper team. With only days to go before detonation, will Ryder prevent the nuclear holocaust? Desperate times call for desperate actions as he races to beat the clock. Will he be too late?
‘Encounter’ follows the journey of MI6’s Frank Ryder as he heads a special-forces team on their mission to uncover the secrets enveloping a bizarre Russian archipelago. A strange signal is received by the international military listening stations in the Arctic.
The British Prime Minister’s son, a celebrity naturalist, and two camera crew vanish while filming a nature documentary in a remote location in the Barents Sea. Although unable to fully decipher the signal, British, American, and Russian code-breakers were able to establish the possible coordinates for the emission location. The signal was sent from the archipelago of Novaya Zemlya in the Barents Sea.
Fueled by bewilderment and curiosity, the British intelligence covertly sends a small team comprised of British operatives and Norwegian and American Special Forces to the Russian archipelago’s north island of Severny.
Heading the team of elite operatives, Frank Ryder navigates the wilderness towards an uncharted land. After a prolonged journey, Frank and the team discovers a secret Russian base that resembles America’s Area 51 where they find the missing men, evidence of extraterrestrial existence, and a Russian weapon that threatens to overthrow the balance of power in the world.
Equipped with evidence of the activities in the area, Frank struggles to leave the base alive. What follows is a string of events filled with danger, betrayal, and countless close encounters with death.
Will the team come out of the archipelago alive? Can they save the abducted British Prime Minister’s son? Can they run ahead of the enemy and keep them from gaining power over the world?
Encounter is the fourth book in the Frank Ryder series.