- 6,99 €
International bestseller and multi-million copy selling author Patrick Robinson has penned a sharply-focussed submarine thriller with a plot that spans the globe and weaves acute political tension with engine-driven action. Perfect for fans of Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler and Frederick Forsyth...
'Mind-blowing' -- The Daily Mirror
'Robinson rules the waves... a page-burner of a techno-thriller that matches Clancy at his best' -- Northern Echo
'Gripping... a sure hit' -- Publishers Weekly
'An edge-of-your-seat terror ride. Patrick Robinson has tapped into our fear to create a spellbinding novel' -- Herald Express
'Robinson is in a league of his own.' -- ***** Reader review
'Excellent - very well written!' -- ***** Reader review
'Gripping' -- ***** Reader review
'Simply brilliant' -- ***** Reader review
SLEEK. SILENT. DEADLY.
It's a mystery when Major Ray Kerman, a high-ranking SAS officer and renowned submariner, disappears one day amidst a blood bath on the streets of Hebron.
In the following months, a series of utterly devastating Hamas terrorist hits stuns the British and American governments. Plainly, a military genius is at work. Kerman, intelligence chiefs believe, has crossed over to the enemy's side.
When, in quick succession, the main US oil supply lines from Alaska are attacked and destroyed, without trace or clue, one of the Pentagon's worst nightmares may have come true. Has Kerman acquired a nuclear submarine, and navigated the killing machine through the treacherous straights of the northern Pacific, and on down the American West Coast? The Pentagon now stands helpless in the face of an enemy they cannot see, and cannot stop -- the mysterious Barracuda 945.
But Admiral Arnold Morgan, National Security Advisor to the President, and his intelligence specialist Jimmy Ramshawe, plan a massive US revenge.
If anyone can thwart this, they can...
Terrorists lay siege to the West Coast in this engrossing if frustratingly digressive naval thriller that features a turncoat British officer matching wits with Robinson's series star, National Security Adviser Arnold Morgan. The crusty, steel-nerved Morgan, making his sixth appearance (The Shark Mutiny, etc.), goes up against former SAS commando Ray Kerman, who has become a leader in the terrorist group Hamas. Kerman has spearheaded such daring missions as a $100-million bank robbery in Jerusalem and a raid on an Israeli prison that freed 47 of the most feared Arab terrorists. With the help of the Iranians, Kerman is now taking his battle to the West. He has purchased a Russian nuclear submarine, the Barracuda 945, and has begun using it for missile strikes against Alaskan oil supplies for California's electrical grid. Along with strategist and sidekick Lt. Jimmy Ramshawe, Morgan directs the might of the U.S. Navy, as well as his raging temper, toward capturing the Barracuda. After weeks of fruitless pursuit, U.S. forces finally pin down the elusive sub in the confines of the Panama Canal. Though marred by a pallid finale, Robinson's latest is the work of a skilled storyteller and researcher. Some readers may chafe at his tendency to drift into pedantry on the history of the Panama Canal, presidential speechwriting and the Academy Awards, among others just when the plot gets hot. Those who don't mind such lectures will be treated to an audacious, richly told tale with action both above sea level and below. 8-city author tour.