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3.92  ·  Rating Details  ·  248 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
The U.S. Navy made him the ultimate killer. Now they can't stop him...

It begins with a routine police investigation. A beautiful woman is dead. A detective needs answers. And a newly appointed Pentagon admiral is scrambling for his career and for his life. Suddenly, the inner ring of the Pentagon is being rocked by a living nightmare: a Sweeper-a trained covert assassin, a
Paperback, 464 pages
Published August 15th 1998 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published August 1st 1997)
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Tom Tischler
Oct 20, 2014 Tom Tischler rated it really liked it
Nineteen Sixty Nine: A Navy Seal on a secret mission is dropped
off in the Vietnam jungle. A few days later a U.S.gunboat
returns to pick him up but the young captain Lt William Sherman
panics under fire and leaves the Seal behind. Twenty years later
Lt Sherman is now an Admiral. A beautiful woman is found dead in
her home and Admiral Sherman comes under suspicion. Navy Commander
Karen Lawrence is assigned to conduct her own inquiry with the
help of a seasoned investigator ex-Marine "Train" von Rensel
Jul 27, 2015 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a little out of my league with all the military lingo. It wasn't too heavy though so I was able to follow. I enjoyed this book and actually thought this was a pretty good audio version. I'm not usually one to listen to audio books since I'd rather read the whole book (this one is abridged) allowing me to use my own imagination and keep my own pace. I was actually surprised at Dick Hill's talent. He did a pretty good job with this one. I especially liked the sound effects making phone ca ...more
Elwood Blues
Mar 23, 2014 Elwood Blues rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

It's just another great book by PT. I have come to love reading his stuff...can't put it down. The detail puts you right there. I feel the pain and the excitement. I am almost done with everything he writes. I really love this stuff.
Barry Hammond
Sep 17, 2012 Barry Hammond rated it liked it
This was an older action thriller from 1997 that we got on sale but was a surprisingly good read. Nelson DeMille endorsed it and it reads a bit like his kind of thing in the sort of characters he constructs. Liked the world of the Navy JAG officers, which I thought he did a good job of both creating and explaining. Also a truly memorable bad guy in a SEAL bent on revenge. Nice atmosphere in the way of "The General's Daughter" (1999). Surprised nobody made this one into that type of film as it's ...more
Jul 16, 2012 Marti rated it really liked it
At first, I was going to ditch this book, then decided to stay with it a little longer, and I got into the rhythm of the story. The main characters are U.S. Navy, and one former Marine, with the villain being one of the so called Sweepers, who got left behind by a Swift boat in Viet Nam. There is the beautiful widowed Commander, the tragic Admiral with his disfunctional son, and the Man Mountain Teutonic trainer of dogs, and descendant of German military around the time of Baron von Steuben, whi ...more
Mary McQueeney
Nov 23, 2012 Mary McQueeney rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Forgot my book when headed out for T-Day. Picked this up at my Mom's and read it in a day. I don't read a lot of spy stuff, but this was a good read, as much mystery/investigator as it was spy novel and the military jargon and protocols were interesting. My only complaint is the great story started in the prologue isn't finished later in the same way. You find out what happened, but through character dialog which was not as satisfying.
Aug 03, 2013 Stacey rated it really liked it
Another new author. I really enjoyed this one as well. I really got into this book right away. It's about some Navy JAG officers who get a case they thought would be routine that was anything but. A lot of twists and turns and a nice surprise ending. Very, very good. It held my interest all the way through. I highly recommend it to anyone.
Mar 30, 2010 Chuck rated it it was amazing
A Sweeper is a deep cover CIA assassin tasked with taking out renegade
CIA assassins. Good story.
Dec 16, 2012 Chris rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-thriller
I rather like most of Deutermann's books, but I think I remember this one being a bit creepy at the end.
Jul 30, 2013 Michele rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a well-written military mystery that kept ne guessing until the end.
Dec 03, 2008 Whitney rated it it was ok
A very good book with government and military officials.
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P. T. Deutermann is a retired Navy captain and has served in the joint Chiefs of Staff as an arms control specialist. He is the author of eighteen novels, and lives in North Carolina. His World War II adventure novel Pacific Glory won the W. Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction, administered by the American Library Association; his other World War II novels are Ghosts of Bungo ...more
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