Anno 2007: una serie di misteriose esplosioni provoca l'affondamento di alcune superpetroliere all'imbocco dello stretto di Hormuz, la porta del Golfo Persico. L'intelligence dell'ammiraglio Arnold Morgan, consigliere per la sicurezza nazionale degli Stati Uniti, appura che i cinesi, d'intesa con i mullah di Theran, hanno minato lo stretto per tenere in scacco le riserve petrolifere e innescare una crisi energetica mondiale. Gli americani intervengono, ma i piani dei cinesi sono ben più vasti, e il loro vero obiettivo ben presto si rivela essere Taiwan? Le squadre speciali dei SEAL, comandate dal capitano Rick Hunter, vengono immediatamente spedite nella zona a bordo dell'USS Shark, un «vecchio» sottomarino nucleare. Ma durante l'intervento, la missione è messa a repentaglio da un fatto senza precedenti nella storia della Marina americana: un ammutinamento...
- ISBN: 8850204388
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 448
China sets mines in the Persian Gulf as a distraction for their real plan. As usual Jimmy finds out what's going on, Admiral Morgan has to get the politicians to actually do something. During the inevitable naval maneuvers, a submarine captain chickens out, and causes a mutiny. The trial is full of so Leggi tutto
China and Iran have conspired to mine the Strait of Hormuz in order to cut off the supply oil to the west. After several tankers are hit the US takes action with a Seal attack on a Chinese refinery on the coast of Iran. As the Seal exfiltrate with one dead and one wounded, the Captian of the Shark,t Leggi tutto
This was the slowest of the six books I read in Sep 2014. Though really, should not have been. It's a war story, with SEALs. It's a book about the US Navy. Dan Headley and Rick Hunter are childhood friends who join the Navy. Cut to the present day. Admiral Arnold Morgan is the cynical NSA to a Presid Leggi tutto
This is in the Admiral Morgan series, but it's really a book about SEALs and their work. If it was a book about Morgan, it would be about interactions in DC, not about SEALS in the Middle East. The work of Admiral Morgan is really third or fourth priority among priorities in this book....background. Leggi tutto
I was looking for a military techno-thriller but what I got here was a military techno-borer. I couldn't figure out what the main plot was. We run from Iran to Burma to Taiwan to Washington to San Diego in what really seems like separate plot lines. The novel is too filled with unnecessary detail: d Leggi tutto
This has been a good series, and this book started out as exciting and intriguing as the others in the series. My problem with it is slightly spoilerish, so stop here if you will. There is so much detail about the world condition, seeing the plans come together from all sides, right up until the tit Leggi tutto
This was an interesting book. It has a decent flow to it, and I liked the author's 'surprise twist' in it in reference to the Chinese. It kept my interest throughout [even though I had read it once before], and I thought the ending was decent. In this book, the Chinese and the Iranians form an allian Leggi tutto
Again a great book by Patrick Robinson. I have one left to read in the Admiral Morgan series and I am very much looking forward to it. Well written, great plot, ranks right up there with Tom Clancy's better books. Unfortunately Mr. Robinson no longer appears to be writing new books. Hope to see some Leggi tutto
A very busy book by Patrick Robinson; some of the events included are the mining of the Straits of Hormuz, a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, a couple of SEAL missions and a mutiny aboard an American submarine. As you can imagine, the book took on several personalities throughout the course of all of the Leggi tutto
I enjoyed reading this book. I thought a couple things: 1. Seems unlikely to me that the US would ever leave Taiwan that exposed. 2. I thought the Kilo decoys would show up as a fixed grid pattern, alerting the CVBG that they were being spoofed? 3. Second book in a row in this series to end in the same Leggi tutto
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