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Blood Lies (Rogue Warrior #17)

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  86 ratings  ·  9 reviews
When the daughter of a retired Navy SEAL is kidnapped and held for ransom in Mexico, Rogue Warrior Richard Marcinko and his band of Red Cell International warriors head south of the border to rescue her. Along the way, they encounter drug dealers and human traffickers, break into a cartel kingpin’s mansion, and do battle with a hundred of the meanest banditos since Pancho ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published September 18th 2012 by Forge Books
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Mark C. Jackson
It's Richard Marcinko; what else can I say?! This is not his best book, nor is it his worse book; but none the less, I enjoyed it. I wish he was more relevant to the Spec Ops environment these days, but he has been retired for some time now. He is one my favorite authors, so I will buy and read every book he writes. One of the things I really do enjoy about his stories is that he places himself directly "in the line of fire", in harm's way, and leads from the front. I know he did this as a pract ...more
Jeff Bach
I thought I had scoped out the genre I seemed to spend the most time in. I thought I had discovered all the authors and all of the styles that can be used to write about the sort of stuff that goes on in this genre.

And then I read my first Marcinko book - Blood Lies. And found a unique author (actually pair of authors - Jim DeFelice is in their too) writing in a unique style. Will definitely add them to my list of well liked authors.

The plot is like many others in this genre, great lead, a cool
Mark Polino
I love Marcinko. His books have some of the best lines, but Rogue Warrior: Blood Lies is something of a mess when it comes to plot. A mission to Mexico to rescue a former SEAL's daughter turns into a girls who doesn't want to be rescued, rescuing the people who helped her, rescuing an agent's parents, fighting drug lords, breaking people out of prison...and more. There's lots of action, but who they are fighting and why quickly becomes obscured. Blood Lies doesn't fight to the top of my Rogue Wa ...more
Christian Orr
Another entertaining, action-packed, and humor-filled Rogue Warrior adventure, as this time Demo Dick and his "band of merry murdering marauders" (as he used to refer to his teams back in his earlier books) this time square off against Mexican drug cartels and their Hezbollah connections. As enjoyable and readable as Marcinko's other novels, though I feel compelled to point out a few technical gaffes:

--Marcinko & DeFelice lump in Pakistanis and Afghanis with "Arabs;" though they're predomina
This is not my preferred genre but it was a left over from my hubby. It reminded me of a macho action movie. There are enough interesting characters and action to keep me going to the end. I do not plan to read anymore in this series.
Maybe a half star less, but...
Very well written, very engaging, great non-stop action, thankfully no sex scenes to distract from the story and great visual transference. Marcinko does a great job of providing escapism with interesting characters, the only flaw, which is substantial, is his incredibly inflated ego. At times it gets in the way of the story as he writes from first person and weaves the reality of his success as a writer into the story. I can appreciate his confidence as a SEAL and
Ramesh Retnam
This is an ideal book for a S.O.F fanboy.
This was a great book! Marchinko and DeFelice spin a great story about Marchinko's mission into Mexico to rescue a damsel in distress. Along the way he runs into drug cartels, American settled in Mexico, human smuggling operations, and many more thing. All of this is sprinkled with Marchinoo's humor and political views. Definitely a page turner!
Lance Cornell
Fast moving? Yes. Hard hitting? Yes. Action packed? Yes. Realistic? Maybe. Believable? Maybe. Worth the read if you are into this genre? Yes.
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Richard Marcinko is the author of the Rogue Warrior thrillers and is a living, breathing hero honored with the silver star and four bronze stars for valor, along with two Navy Commendation medals and other honors. After serving in Vietnam, he went on to start and command SEAL Team 6, the Navy's anti-terrorist group, and Red Cell, a high-level anti-terrorist unit. Marcinko keeps his hand in the fie ...more
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