John Chance is the father of Rich and Jade Chance and appears in all four books.

He used to be in the SAS with one of his friends but left and worked for COBRA as a spy. He hadn't seen or heard from Sandra Chance for fifteen years so he didn't know he was a father until the day of the funeral where he went and met Rich and Jade.


John Chance used to be in the SAS so he likes to keep fit but smokes and drinks beer to Jade's disgust. He loves Jade and Rich though it doesn't seem that way at the beginning of Sure Fire.