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P.T. Deutermann's latest is a topnotch topical thriller bursting with the expected expertise and insider knowledge he picked up as a Navy captain and arms control specialist. It's also something else: an unexpectedly resonant portrait of people, good and bad, who have been chewed up and spit out by military bureaucracies. Both the hero (an unlucky military investigator nam ...more
Paperback, 511 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Lübbe
(first published August 28th 1998)
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I enjoy reading this author's work. "Scorpion of the Sea" was my first favorite, then "The Dark Side". This was an audio book. It took me away from my troubles and helped make that boring I-95 drive enjoyable. PT has a way with plots, character development and points of view. All the time he's weaving in current issues and current military situations.
This book was surprisingly good to me. I didn't expect it to be bad, but I thought it would provide me a few thrills here and there to help me get through my kinda dull summer break. Instead, it was something of a mystery movie, combined with a thriller movie, the good type that came out in the 90s. A very good book, with a lot of action in the last act.
This was an interesting enough read but it didn't resonate enough on the character development level for me. There wasn't any character I really believed in or wanted to keep knowing after the story ended. I ended the story with a shrug, happy it had fulfilled my need for a "Z" in the alphabet challenge.
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 ...moreMore about P.T. Deutermann...