Alpha Force is a series of young adult adventure novels by British author Chris Ryan. The name “Alpha” comes from each protagnists’s first name; Alex, Li, Paulo, Hex and Amber. Each teenager in the group has his or her own talents, which helps out when they’re forced to work together as a team.
Chris Ryan is a pen name to an English author who was once a British Special Forces operative and soldier. Ryan was part of the Bravo Two Zero patrol that was captured in Iraq during the First Gulf Far, alongside fellow novelist Andy McNab. Ryan was discharged from the SAS in 1994.