Major Ray Kerman, a high-ranking SAS officer and renowned submariner, mysteriously disappears 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 ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 608 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 06/05/2004
- Category: Espionage & spy thriller
- ISBN: 9780099439851
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Review by ponsonby
This is a very poor example of Robinson's work. It is the start of a series devoted to the exploits of an SAS man turned Islamic terrorist, who conceives a plan to buy a Russian submarine to use against US oil and electricity facilities, thereby encouraging the US to abandon interference in the middle east. However, the writing quality is poor with huge amounts of pure description, lack of narrative drive, and simply dull prose. The protagonist is not particularly believable - and neither is his wife! The text is full of the usual anti-Islam prejudice but is particularly anti Clinton. Robinson has produced much better work of this type eg Nimitz Class and HMS Unseen.
Review by sbsolter
I really enjoyed <i>The Loop</i>, a novel about conflict between wolves, wolf biologists, and ranchers in Montana. Nicholas Evans is an excellent storyteller; in this book he wrote a compelling plot with interesting and well-drawn characters and landscapes, and he brought everything together in a moving and appropriate ending that had some tragedy but was not wholly, unremittingly tragic. It made for an excellent travel book and I will definitely read more by Evans.