The new action thriller from the SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLING author of Scimitar SL-2
PATRICK ROBINSON is the author of nine international bestselling thrillers- Nimitz Class, Kilo Class, H. M. S. Unseen, Seawolf, The Shark Mutiny, Barracuda 945, Scimitar SL-2, Hunter Killer and, most recently, Ghost Force. He is also the author of several non-fiction bestsellers including True Blue (with Dan Topolski) and Born to Win. He is the co-author with Admiral Sir Sandy Woodward of One Hundred Days.
Set in 2011, this disappointing techno-thriller from bestseller Robinson (Hunter Killer) focuses on a proxy war between the United States and Russia. Russia's fear that Siberia, its prime source of oil, might move further away from its control and even possibly begin supplying the Chinese, leads its spies to carry out a brazen assassination in the White House and to incite Argentina to recapture the Falkland Islands, where oil has recently been discovered. But even that improbable plot soon becomes subservient to a clich?d rescue mission by U.S. Navy SEALS to save some British counterparts left behind after the Argentine invasion. None of the characters has much life, and enough details fail to ring true to make suspension of disbelief a challenge. Thriller fans interested in such topical issues as the current conflict in Iraq, the global war on terror and concerns that Iran and North Korea will become nuclear powers will have to look elsewhere. (May) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
What to do when oil is discovered on the Falkland Islands, Argentina invades (again), and Russian nuclear subs stand by ready to clobber the Brits when they come to fight? Send in the navy SEALs, of course. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
"The new Frederick Forsyth" * Guardian * "Britain's answer to Tom Clancy" * Sarah Broadhurst, Bookseller * "An absolutely marvellous thriller writer" * Jack Higgins *