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Will Jordan is a British author of thriller novels.

Born in Fife, Scotland, he holds an honors degree in Information Technology and currently works in web design for Sky Digital.

Passionate about written works, Will enjoys reading books about characters that push themselves to the limit and overcome the odds; a quality that he always tries to feature in his own writing.

Keen about storytelling from an early age, he first began by writing short stories before later advancing to full-length novels that culminated in 2012 with the publication of Redemption, his first Ryan Drake novel.

Will is also an avid reader and enjoys the works of Andy McNab, Cormac McCarthy and Khaled Hosseini.

Whenever he isn't writing, Will enjoys military history, mountain climbing, fitness training, boxing and reading.

More about Will Jordan

Genre: Thriller

United Kingdom

Non Series

  • Deadly Cargo (2017)
  • Dark Harvest (2022)

Ryan Drake

  1. Redemption (2012)
  2. Sacrifice (2013)
  3. Betrayal (2014)
  4. Black List (2015)
  5. Second Chances: A Ryan Drake Novella (2016)
  6. Deception Game (2015)
  7. Ghost Target (2016)
  8. Shadow Conflict (2017)
  9. Trial by Fire: A Ryan Drake Novella (2018)
  10. Downfall (2019)
  11. Something to Die For (2020)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Deadly Cargo

We have to go out, but we don’t have to come back.

When a distress call is received at the Casco Cove Coast Guard Station in Alaska, Rick O’Neill readies his team for a rescue mission. In the storm-tossed freezing waters they find the foundering Russian cargo ship, but when they try to make contact they receive no response. Boarding what appears to be a deserted vessel, O’Neill begins to realise that nothing on this ship is as it seems, and he may have just led his team into a trap.

NB: Co-authored with James Patterson.

Author: Will Jordan
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1786531766
Publisher: BookShots
Dark Harvest

Russia, 1959. Nine members of a Soviet mountaineering team on an ambitious expedition into the Ural Mountains are found dead, victims of massive and bizarre injuries. The Dyatlov Pass incident, as this grisly event came to be known, remains unexplained to this day.

Iraq, 2019. Ex-soldier-turned-mercenary Cameron Becker is escorting a Russian businessman named Luka Belikov through Baghdad. It seems like a routine job, until Belikov is abducted on Becker's watch. After forming an uneasy alliance with WHO medic Lori Dalton, Becker sets out to uncover the truth behind the attack, and quickly realizes he's caught in the middle of something far bigger and more dangerous. 

As bio-terrorists prepare to unleash a virus that causes humans to descend into ravenous madness, the pair are thrust into a desperate race against time to prevent a global plague that could wipe out human civilization.  

Who is behind the attack? What do they want? And how can humanity hope to survive? Becker and Dalton's answers may just lie deep within the icy wastes of the Ural Mountains ...

Author: Will Jordan
First Release: 2022
ISBN: 979-8212174947
Publisher: ‎Blackstone Publishing

Ryan Drake


Ryan Drake is a man who finds people who don't want to be found. Once a soldier in the British Army, he now works for the CIA, leading an elite investigation team that tracks down missing agents. But his latest mission—to free a prisoner codenamed Maras and bring her back onto U.S. soil within 48 hours—is more dangerous than anything his team has attempted before. Despite the risks, the team successfully completes their mission, but for Drake the real danger has only just begun. 

Faced with a terrible threat, he is forced to go on the run with Maras—a veteran agent scarred by years of brutal imprisonment. Hunted by his former comrades and those willing to do anything to protect a deadly secret, Drake is left with no choice but to trust a dangerous woman he barely knows, for he has only one chance to save those he loves and time is running out.

Author: Will Jordan
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0099574460
Publisher: Arrow

Afghanistan, 2008. A Black Hawk helicopter carrying a senior CIA operative is shot down by a surface to air missile, its lone passenger taken hostage by a fanatical new insurgent group. Knowing this man holds information vital to the ongoing conflict, the CIA bring in Ryan Drake and his elite Shepherd team to find and rescue their lost operative. 

But nothing is what it seems, and within hours of arriving in the war-torn country, Drake and his team find themselves caught in a deadly conflict between a brutal terrorist warlord and the ruthless leader of a private military company—and lurking in the shadows is a woman from Drake's past determined to settle old scores.

Author: Will Jordan
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0099574477
Publisher: Arrow

Former soldier and elite CIA operative Ryan Drake is heading out for dinner when he witnesses a sniper attack on a crowded freeway. A motorcade full of Russian Federal Security Force members—in Washington for a top level conference with their U.S. counterparts—has been ambushed. Many have been killed and worst of all, Drake discovers that the leader of the strike team was Anya—the dangerous and enigmatic woman he once risked everything to protect. 

Drake cannot believe her capable of such an atrocity but with the Russians baying for blood and tensions rising, Drake and his depleted team head for Siberia to discover the truth. Here he must confront the terrifying possibility that Anya's betrayal will unmask secrets greater and more devastating than he could ever have imagined.

Author: Will Jordan
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0099574484
Publisher: Arrow
Black List

With no money and no prospects, hacker Alex Yates's life is going nowhere until he is given a lucrative but dangerous offer - £100,000 to breach the Central Intelligence Agency's network and recover a file known as the 'Black List'

At first reluctant to get involved, the disappearance of an old friend leaves Alex with no choice but to return to a world he'd sworn to leave behind. But before he can unlock the file's secrets, he suddenly finds himself the target of a nationwide manhunt. Someone wants him out of the picture fast.

Plunged into a deadly race against time, and wanted by police, intelligence operatives and a ruthless covert unit, Alex is left with no choice but to accept help from the violent and unpredictable woman who first hired him. For in the Black List may lie his salvation, or his death...

Author: Will Jordan
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1788634601
Publisher: Canelo Digital Publishing Limited
Second Chances: A Ryan Drake Novella

She’s wanted by the CIA. But Ryan Drake has other plans…

Olivia Mitchell defied orders and failed to kill her target. Now severely injured, CIA operatives are waiting to intercept her at an Istanbul hospital, and extradite by any means possible.

Little do the Agency know that Ryan Drake and his team are also on the scene, and for them she is a valuable asset, with history and connections of immediate interest. If they can escape, the gamble may pay off handily. If not, the consequences will be grave.

Is Drake taking one risk too many?

Author: Will Jordan
First Release: 2016
Ebook: B0BLG62SJD
Publisher: Canelo Action
Deception Game

With enemies closing in, time is running out for Ryan Drake. Shaken by a personal tragedy that forces him to return to the UK, he is presented with a dangerous offer - to travel to Libya and kidnap a high-ranking officer in Gaddafi's much-feared intelligence service. In exchange, Drake will be given everything he needs to destroy the CIA's corrupt Deputy Director, Marcus Cain.

Drake gathers a group of trusted allies and embarks on his most difficult mission yet. But with the desert heat blazing and a civil war looming, events soon spiral out of control. To finish the job and get the team out alive, Drake must unravel a web of deceptions and betrayals and confront the rise of a shadowy new group that threatens to change everything.

Author: Will Jordan
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1788634595
Publisher: Canelo Digital Publishing Limited
Ghost Target

Ryan Drake - once a decorated field operative - is wanted for treason. On the run from the corrupt CIA Deputy Director Marcus Cain, he has settled in a remote French safehouse. His uneasy peace is soon shattered by a startling force.

Meanwhile, with the war in Afghanistan faltering, the ambitious Cain claims to have a plan to destroy al-Qaeda's top commanders. And nobody will stand in his way.

Backed into a corner, and suspecting Cain's motives, Drake turns to the deadly but unpredictable Anya - once Cain's protégé, now his most bitter enemy. With the fate of the War on Terror potentially hanging in the balance, Drake and a hastily assembled team travel to Pakistan to intercept Cain. As loyalties are tested and scores are settled, only one side will survive...

Author: Will Jordan
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1788634618
Publisher: Canelo Digital Publishing Limited
Shadow Conflict

Rogue agent Ryan Drake faces deep regrets and only the slimmest shot at redemption...

Ryan Drake is incarcerated at a Black Site in an unknown location. Bruised, naked and freezing on the floor, he has nothing left. His plot to assassinate the treacherous Marcus Cain - the Deputy Director of the CIA - failed, and now Drake must face the consequences.

But Cain needs information even more than he wants to take Drake's life. The whereabouts of the mysterious Anya are unknown, and so she remains a threat, both to herself, and to Cain's ruthless ambitions at Langley and beyond. He knows she'll give everything to get Drake free, but can he know what - or rather who - she's ready to take?

Author: Will Jordan
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1788634625
Publisher: Canelo Digital Publishing Limited
Trial by Fire: A Ryan Drake Novella

Tech specialist Keira Frost has just graduated to the big leagues. But despite numerous commendations for outstanding achievement and a tour of duty under her belt, it’s a reputation for insubordination that precedes her with Agency field ops. Tasked with proving she can take orders and fit in, she’s eager to get started, but new CO Ryan Drake is not going to make that easy.

As the team are sent to the wasteland of Pripyat, the town devastated by the disaster of Chernobyl, radiation is not the only danger waiting for them…

Author: Will Jordan
First Release: 2018
Publisher: Canelo Action

'My name is Ryan Drake and this is just the beginning.'

Ryan Drake and his team are in hiding, having become sworn enemies of states and agencies around the world. But when a CIA operative and former adversary is killed in a car bomb attack, Drake is shocked to hear someone claiming responsibility using his name.

Forced out of hiding by this mysterious new threat, Drake embarks alone on a dangerous and deadly search for answers; a journey that will take him from the slums of Rio to the deserts of Tunisia and the mountains of Afghanistan. But as the stranger's insidious influence grows stronger, he begins to realize the key to unravelling the present lies in his own shadowy past.

Following his trail of destruction, the team must fight to save Drake not only from a list of ruthless enemies, but even more urgently, from himself.

Author: Will Jordan
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1788634632
Publisher: Canelo Digital Publishing Limited
Something to Die For

This is how it ends. No more running. No second chances.

Time has run out for Ryan Drake. Most of his friends are dead or disappeared. Corrupt CIA Director Marcus Cain is poised to ascend to the highest levels of power, and the shadowy group known as the Circle is causing chaos across the globe.

But one shred of hope remains. A message hidden by his mother shortly before her death launches Drake and his sister Jessica on a desperate race against time. But they aren't the only ones tracking down the answers...

Meanwhile Drake's estranged ally, Anya, embarks on a mission of her own, driven by murderous vengeance. The trail of bodies left in her wake attracts powerful enemies, threatening the delicate balance that holds the world in check.

A climactic showdown awaits, where Drake must question everything if he is to defeat the enemy within.

Author: Will Jordan
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1800322011
Publisher: Canelo Action