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Dictator's Ransom (Rogue Warrior #13)

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Is Kim Jong-il really a fanatical fan of Dick Marcinko, the Rogue Warrior? Has the terrifying tyrant actually read every one of Marcinko's many New York Times bestsellers?

One thing is certain: the Rogue Warrior wants nothing to do with the brutal despot. When, in Dictator's Ransom, "the loathsome dwarf"--as George W. Bush derided him--invites Marcinko to the Hermit Kingdom
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published September 29th 2009 by Tor Books (first published October 14th 2008)
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Viktor
Feb 01, 2015 Viktor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why hasn't Hollywood made a movie about the Rogue Warrior??? There are so many superhero action movies that now they are being re-made. The Rogue Warrior is like John McClane from Die Hard mixed with Rambo, except that he is the real deal; not a ficticious hero! But, I digress...

"Dictator's Ransom", like the other installments in the Rogue Warrior series, is a fast-paced, action-packed, enjoyable read. Plus, Marcinko has a great sense of humor and I love his politically-incorrect style. Some of
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Bill Thibadeau
Feb 13, 2012 Bill Thibadeau rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first book I have read in the Rogue Warrior series by Richard Marcinko. I was not prepared for the different approach to writing by this author.

The story is written in the first person. Even though it is fiction, the story seems very real. After reading about the author's past real life exploits, I realized that the author has actually experienced the reality he was writing about. I doubt that the author has ever actually been involved with the North Korean leaders, l have no doubt
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Pedro Garcia
Oct 06, 2011 Pedro Garcia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The plot is gripping, and the action segments are well-paced. My only negative comment would be that the final chapters seem very surreal.
Jim
Feb 01, 2011 Jim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is Marcinko what more is there to say...
Micheal Childress
May 02, 2013 Micheal Childress rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whether you buy his stories or not they are at least hilarious.
Ed
Dec 31, 2014 Ed rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action, thriller
#14 in the Rogue Warrior series, this 2008 entry is the third Richard Marcinko written with co-author Jim DeFelice since re-starting the franchise in 2005.

Rogue Warrior series - Dick Marcinko is invited to dinner by Kim Jong Il, Supreme Leader of North Korea. Dick intends to refuse but in light of a pending nuclear treaty is persuaded by the State Department and the CIA to accept and find the location of some hidden nukes. Kim Jong Il wants Dick to find his bastard son, who is somewhere in China
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Martin Streetman
Apr 19, 2009 Martin Streetman rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: seal groupies
Shelves: read-2009
Here is another one that I just picked up because I have read all the others, and this one follows the formular. Demo Dick saves the world. His earlier books I thought were closer to what I thought was happening in the world. This one deals with North Korea and while that is relavent, it seems very simplistic. I would say it was written at a lower level except for the violence.
Rob
Jan 12, 2011 Rob rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Brent Phillips
I couldn't finish it. The first person, tongue in cheek humor that other reviewers have mentioned did me in too. I was disappointed because I thoroughly enjoyed Rogue Warrior.
James
Jun 16, 2010 James rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is just like his other books; very fast paced. If you have never read him then start with the first and go from there. I think he is light reading.
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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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