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Ghost Force (Admiral Arnold Morgan #9)

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  768 Ratings  ·  34 Reviews
Tensions between Siberia and Moscow are already running high, when the sudden disappearance of top-tier Siberian politicians and oil executives sparks open outrage. With relations strained, Moscow needs a new oil source, and quickly, so a dangerous plan is set in motion. Persuading Argentina to invade the Falkland Islands again and reclaim the 'Malvinas', Moscow's hunter-k ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 564 pages
Published June 30th 2007 by Arrow Books (first published May 9th 2006)
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Aug 14, 2008 Mark rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book had too many coincidences that it just got boring. Also the beginning of the book had almost nothing to do with the end of the book. I have a problem that I must finish every book that I start, so this is one that I was racing to finish....
This was an EXTREMELY entertaining and very well-written novel. It just misses my ALL-TIME FAVORTIES List by a hair. Patrick Robinson, a very gifted storyteller, sets up a highly plausible scenario in which Argentina invades the British Falkland Islands and South Georgia for the second time in 30 years, following the discovery of huge oil and gas fields there. Enormous investments have been in these discoveries by Exxon-Mobil and British Petroleum. Argentina appears to be so confident they will ...more
Galen Johnson
May 12, 2008 Galen Johnson rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Alright, in addition to not really liking thrillers involving aliens, I apparently am not big on naval warfare thrillers either. (Again, when you are on an island in Northern Germany with little access to English books, you will try anything.) This book takes place in the (near) future, and Russia, fearful of losing its easy access to Siberian oil as the Siberians are getting restless, teams up with Argentina to take over the Falkland Islands from Great Britain. Great Britain's WEAK, LIBERAL pri ...more
Nick Brett
Jul 28, 2014 Nick Brett rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This really is awful and the author's books continue their downward spiral in quality.
This tries to be a Tom Clancy style global power thriller, the theme here being the retaking of the Falklands by Argentina. The British reaction does not go well and it takes the brilliance of the US to sort things out.
It is badly written and incredibly right wing. The author uses the book as a political platform to attack the Labour Government that was in office at the time of writing, but it is so badly done
Feb 04, 2009 Jeff rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
If I had to choose one phrase to describe this author it would be self-righteous. Now don’t get me wrong, the author was good at setting a very thrilling pace and it was a very exciting story. However, this author has a very naive view of the world and comes across as a southern good-ol-boy. I found his writing extremely xenophobic and although I concede that this was a very exciting adventure, this book really offered nothing that would make this book a great or even a good book.
Jan 02, 2012 Geni rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I finally found an espionage thriller I didn't like. You don't meet a character you care about until 2/3 through the book, and the illogical plot twists are ridiculous even for this genre full of absurd stories. The author's political agenda and mine don't mesh at all, so that was the deal breaker. What a sad way to end a year of reading.
Robert Brokenmouth
Took a long time to get moving, weak characters relying on previous books (a problem Clancy had) and had quite a few facts wrong. Hell, if I can spot 'em... I think I'll have a look at his first books, but I would hope there's some improvement, 'cause there's some rave reviews on the back.
Henri Moreaux
If you believe in reducing military spending and reducing sovereign nations defense and offense capability will result in the countries of the world holding hands and singing 'Kum ba yah' then this book probably won't sit comfortably with your world view.

The story mainly revolves around the reduction in British military capability, specifically the retirement of the British Aerospace Sea Harrier FA2 (which actually in 2006 despite their being no replacement until 2012, which has now been pushed
May 16, 2013 Paul rated it it was ok
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Jul 18, 2016 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an interesting story set in the Falklands, that collection of desolate islands off the southeastern coast of Argentina. Always a center of dispute between Great Britain and Argentina, especially after the 1982 Falklands War, the situation is now aggravated by the discovery of oil in the area. After a lightning military strike returns the islands to Argentinian rule, the British PM, having decimated the British military thru budget cuts and lack of support, orders a task force to retake t ...more
Aug 30, 2011 Bob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actually it was a paper back edition. Argentina with the prompting and be behind the scenes of Russia retake the Falkland islands and grab the newly discovered oil and gas fields being developed by Exxon and BP. Britain sends out a underfunded and under equipped force to retake the islands, but because of cutbacks in funding they are not able to retake the islands and suffer a humiliating defeat and surrender. One SAS team is still on the island and are hiding out while making for the coast to f ...more
Jun 14, 2015 Cynthia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
So far, I have started three sentences and have deleted them all because I just don't know what to say regarding this story line. Let me be clear: I am sick of the Falkand/Malvinas Islands! For heaven's sake, one would think that the only notable naval battle in history was that fought by the British in the Falkland Islands! I am committed (and should be) to reading the entire series, and have only one to go. Checking the list of this author's books, it appears "To the Death" is his last in the ...more
Feb 12, 2008 Ryan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just finished this one last night. It's right in the vein of other Patrick Robinson books - Nave SEALs kicking butt in foreign lands. An interesting scenario for how a weakened British military would fare in a naval conflict. It's an "action movie" book, so not a lot of deep thinking required - just a fun, somewhat predictable ride.
Oct 28, 2011 Mcurry336 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second Admiral Morgan novel I've read and he is a great character. Robinson's writing of Morgan's interactions with characters in the Intelligence Community, the Navy and the White House make this book. The basis of the story is also very interesting and Robinson explains in the forward that the hypothesis is all his, not drawn from his military sources. Very entertaining read.
Robin smith
A good read

An interesting concept and well told I like this author and the subject matter infested since I just returned from the Fakland Is. It was a place that I would not go to war for but the author made a reasonable reason for this war.
Mar 26, 2012 Justin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An entertaining book, but fairly predictable. The Admiral Morgan storylines are running thin on believability.
JoAnn Ainsworth
May 22, 2010 JoAnn Ainsworth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The amount of detail about weapons and ships was not my cup of tea, but when I got past that to the story line, I liked it.
Dec 31, 2015 Lis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Una "solita" avventura di Robinson e dell'ammiraglio Morgan, questa volta ambientato alle Falkland.
Oct 21, 2009 shay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
it took me a while to get into this book, but once i did i really enjoyed it. interesting storyline and action.
May 11, 2013 Justin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
on the whole, it was good except for one thing. there is no such thing as a US Navy seal who is not jump qualified.
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Patrick Robinson was a journalist for many years before becoming a full-time writer of books. His non-fiction books were bestsellers around the world and he was the co-author of Sandy Woodward's Falklands War memoir, One Hundred Days.
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