Figlio modello di una famiglia iraniana perfettamente integrata nella società inglese, il maggiore Kerman è stato addestrato alla scuola più dura, quella dello Special Air Service britannico, da sempre in prima linea nella guerra al terrorismo. Esperto nell'uso di armi d'ogni tipo, nel combattimento corpo a corpo e nelle tattiche di guerriglia e infiltrazione, è un elemento prezioso per i suoi capi. Ma nasconde un segreto: il suo vero nome è Rashood... La sua brillante carriera si spezza durante un'operazione di addestramento nella striscia di Gaza, al termine della quale il maggiore Kerman risulta disperso. Passano i mesi e, dall'analisi comparata di alcuni dati, il controspionaggio occidentale comincia a sospettare che Hamas, il braccio armato dell'Organizzazione per la Liberazione della Palestina, abbia un nuovo capo: un individuo capace di concepire e realizzare attacchi terroristici senza precedenti. Come «rubare» un sottomarino, un'arma micidiale e praticamente inarrestabile: il Barracuda 945...
- ISBN: 8850210361
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 462
2.5 stars out of 5.0, rounded up to 3.0 because rounding down seemed a trifle unfair before finishing the review. This novel has an interesting main topic/plot: the defection of an extremely highly trained SAS Major who is absolutely the super-best at everything he does. However, he is really a slee Leggi tutto
The theme of the book, that a terrorist could take down the USA power grid was a good one. But, it goes downhill from there. Buy a submarine from the Russians, using the Chinese...nope!!! There were several outright errors of fact. And, the chief terrorist, a clever SAS Brit of Iranian descent is ab Leggi tutto
Excellent action novel about a SAS officer who disappears while in Isreal and reappears, sort of, later robbing banks in the Middle East. Then the Chinese buy one or maybe two Russian nuclear submarines. The SAS officer, working for Hamas ends up partnering with the Iranian Navy to launch terror att Leggi tutto
Next book in the Arnold Morgan series. I'm still liking it just enough keep going. New narrator this time which was rather jarring after the whole series being consistent up until now. This one had a good story but the conclusion was a bit less than satisfying. New villain, this book basically stand Leggi tutto
I really enjoyed this story. The plot was original and very treacherous. I did wonder if the Admiral would have been more interested in the movement of the Russian sub from the get go, based on his previous interest in sub movements st all times.
The book is not bad. The presence of typical macho American high-handed attitude makes it less palatable to non-american/non-western readers like me. The plot lines were more or less predictable, but the ending was not. I was expecting some big bang, which did not come.
Like so many "series" books, they can get kind of "long in the tooth". That is the case here. A big problem, shout Kathey COFFEE, call in the Seals, blow everything up. Bad guy escapes to do more dastardly deeds etc. etc. etc. I think I'll look elsewhere.
This book I could hardly put down. I was getting up at 3 in the morning to have more time to read. It was suspenseful and scary all at once. I had read some of Robinsons books before but this one kept me at the edge of my seat.
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Interesting book, but gets way to conservative politically for me
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