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Sea of Terror (Deep Black #8)

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Two massive ships are on a dual path to destruction. One is a freighter carrying nuclear materials to Japan; the other, a cruise ship heading for the Mediterranean. Neither will reach their destinations. Two factions—Japanese eco-terrorists and Middle East extremists—have joined forces to infiltrate the ships, incapacitate the crew, and change course toward a common targ

Mass Market Paperback, 496 pages
Published February 2nd 2010 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published February 1st 2010)
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Jul 31, 2015 Bobbie rated it liked it
I would have given this book a 3.5 but system doesn't appear to let you give half-stars. (If someone can tell me how to do this, I would love to know. Thanks.)

Terrorists take over both a cargo ship with nuclear material on it AND a cruise ship with 3000 passengers. Then the terrorists literally tie the nuclear ship to the cruise ship. What could go wrong?

Very exciting but a little too much spy/politics stuff for me. Lots of talk about weapons that I didn't understand but terrific story that kep
Mark Easter


The action moves swiftly to its Hollywood ending.” —_Publishers Weekly_


“In bestseller Coonts’s assured new international thriller, Tommy Carmellini, the sardonic, laid-back CIA agent who became a star in 2004’s Liars and Thieves gets a shot at the big time.”
_—Publishers Weekly_LIARS & THIEVES

“Vintage Coonts...plenty of action and intrigue, with the added benefit of a new lead character.”
—_Dallas__ Morning News_

Excellent.”—_Publishers Weekly_ (starred

Apr 01, 2011 Jeffrey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A group of Middle Easterns are smuggling something into a cruise ship full of three thousand passengers. They threaten a security guard to let thme in or else they will rape and kill his wife and daughter. The material they are smuggling in is plutonium, one of the deadliest substances known to man (one of its isostopes; if Reactor four in Fukushima explodes it will release plutonium into the atmosphere). There are a few NSA agents working on the ship, but they act as CIA agents because nobody h ...more
Jul 12, 2010 Jacqui rated it really liked it
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May 19, 2014 Steve rated it liked it
book on tape.
I enjoy the Charlie Dean and other ops and the desk people but they were not as prominent in this story. In the audio presentation the chapter ID by time, location, etc got very distracting, and turned irritating.
but I liked the finale.
Harry Addington
Aug 06, 2014 Harry Addington rated it liked it
Had trouble getting into this one as a little slow to start. But it got better at the end.
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Mar 30, 2013 Frank Cavanaugh rated it liked it
3/30/13 6 of 10 two ships are hijacked, exotic technology is subverted, lot of British & American agencies with three letter acronyms are involved, bad people kill several good people, the good guys prevail in the end. The action at the end is good, the plot logic less so. Not a bad read but not Coonts at his best either.
Oct 01, 2012 Mark rated it liked it
Desk Three intervenes in a terrorist plot to take over both a passenger liner and a ship carrying plutonium to Japan...AQ and Japanese radicals seemingly succeed until the intrepid heroes arrive..Desk Three must battle both on the sea and within the beltway...decent read!!!
Jeff Crosby
One of the weaker entries in the series. Too much time is spent introducing passengers and crew on the cruise ship. The focus is more spread out than usual, with less focus on the Art Room team.
Jul 24, 2011 Larry rated it really liked it
There. I think this is the last so far of this series. I enjoyed them, quick reads, usually predictable but fun for what they are.
Mar 08, 2012 Navajojim rated it liked it
I thought overall it was a good book. The one problem i had is there was no clear hero to root for. So not bad not great.
Terry Moffitt
Not the best in the Deep Black series but still a good read.
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Stephen Coonts (born July 19, 1946) is an American thriller and suspense novelist.

Coonts grew up in Buckhannon, West Virginia, a small coal-mining town and earned an B.A. degree in political science at West Virginia University in 1968. He entered the Navy the following year and flew an A-6 Intruder medium attack plane during the Vietnam War, where he served on two combat cruises aboard the USS Ent
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