I started reading Coont's Grafton books back in middle school and enjoyed them quite a bit. I had not read one for nearly two decades. His writing is what I remembered it to be. The characters are cynical and matter of fact, the language is coarse, and the banter ...more
Admiral Jake Grafton is working counter-terrorism in the wake of the September 11 attacks when Janos Illin--the highly placed Russian intelligence agent from AMERICA--delivers chilling news: a rogue general has sold four nuclear warheads to a radical Qaeda-affiliated terrorist faction. Smuggled out of Pakistan after a vicious firefight, the deadly weapons are believed to be headed for the United States. Taking the report to his superiors, Grafton is charged by the president with assembling a sec...more
Le résumé est court, mais c'est du techno/mili-thriller de base, bien dans l`ère du temps, comme n'en fait plus Clancy (et heureusement, vu ses dernières livres : enfin, je me suis arrêté en 2000, je vois que ...more
The book has it's merits but isn't quite up to the level of Under Siege or Final Flight. In moments of nostalgia, Coonts makes sure to drop one reference or another to all of the Jake Grafton stories that came before this one. A good read, but the story which came before it "Am ...more
On the flip side, it is hard to get worried about a character dieing when he/she appears in future books. Should put more first time characters in peril for such things.
On the rest of it.... I guess I just don't like his writing style very much.
re-read jake grafton book on tape
my favorite so far!!!!!
I still remember much of the story in June 2013 and didn't re-read this one.
It remains a favorite.
Coonts grew up in Buckhannon, West Virginia, a small coal-mining town and earned an B.A. degree in political science at West Virginia University in 1968. He entered the Navy the following year and flew an A-6 Intruder medium attack plane during the Vietnam War, where he served on two combat cruises aboard the USS Ent ...more