As A U.S. Navy Seal, Richard Marcinko knew no limits -- as the Rogue Warrior, he obeys no rules.
In six spectacular New York Times bestsellers -- Rogue Warrior, his #1 blockbuster autobiography, and five explosive Rogue Warrior novels -- covert combat master Richard Marcinko has blown the lid off the classified world of SpecWar ops. Now, the commando's (redo "kill-or-be-killed" is pushed to the brink in a shattering new conflict -- with the fate of America at stake.
The Rogue Warrior is invading Germany with a blitzkrieg of bravado. His secret assignment: recover a pair of U.S. ADM's -- Atomic Demolition Munitions -- lost in the Rhine Valley. Yet, what begins as a simple SEAL mission explodes in his face when terrorists visit the cache site. With scandals at home and fresh hotbeds of political and military tensions igniting all over the world, America's diplomatic priorities are everywhere but eastern Europe -- and the Rogue Warrior and his SEALs must take matters into their own hands.
But not even Marcinko is aware that a cabal of ultranational extremists -- led by Lothar Beck, a billionaire defense contractor -- is ready to take advantage of the U.S.'s global distractions. Beck and his subversive cadre believe the time is ripe for their great notion to emerge as Europe's first superpower -- a true Fourth Reich. They have the money and influence to make it happen. And thanks to Cold War stockpiling of nuclear and conventional weapons on German soil, they have the arms.
Fortunately Marcinko has some firepower of his own, and the manpower to deliver it the way the God of war intended: with maximum prejudice and extreme efficiency. He and his elite SEALs will have to wade through tango cells of skinheads, neo-Nazis, Russian mobsters, and Middle Eastern terrorists before they get the scent of the real powerbrokers. But once they do, it's time to go hunting -- with no bag limit.
Marcinko's merry band of violence-loving Rogue Warriors stay true to their rigid format and take-no-prisoners style in this testosterone-drenched seventh Rogue Warrior novel, the followup to Rogue Warrior: SEAL; Force Alpha. The plot begins, as usual, in the middle of a secret mission that breaks every law except Murphy's: American agents are trying to kidnap Prince Khaled Bin Abdullah, who bankrolls terrorists. He's been lured out of hiding by the chance to buy a Soviet nuke. But Dicky and the boys discover that the nuke for sale is actually American--stolen from one of many secret weapons caches the U.S. salted throughout Germany during the Cold War. The Rogue Warriors may have explicit orders to back off, but their duty is clear--they're going to track down the nuke thief (a German industrialist named Lothar Beck) and see that he and his posse get what's coming to them. As usual, the good guys are very good, and the bad guys are not only very bad, but also deformed (Beck is a hunchback), weak-willed (Beck's enforcer Franz Ulrich is a drug addict) and just plain incompetent. Ex-Navy SEAL Marcinko knows weapons and tactics backwards and forwards: the narrator has the breathless seriousness of a drill sergeant, spewing oaths and explaining NOTARs and Delta AH-9s as if not knowing their uses could get us killed: "I pulled my monocular from my breast pocket, raised it, and twisted the focusing reticule. I knew who these assholes were--you probably can guess, too." Fans of foul-mouthed full-metal action will eat this up.
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Wow, was this boring
I read a number of RM books, but this one actually was really poorly written and was one I am sorry I bought.