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The Crisis (Dan Lenson #12)

3.66  ·  Rating Details  ·  122 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Navy Commander Dan Lenson is assigned an urgent mission in a war-torn, famine-plagued country on the brink of collapse. He and his select team of SEALs, civilian analysts, and relief workers are part of an immense effort to bring food, water, and medical supplies to civilians—while the United States battles pirates from the air and sea and tries to stabilize a corrupt loca ...more
Paperback, 528 pages
Published November 2nd 2010 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 2009)
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May 06, 2012 D.w. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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In my last review of Poyer's Dan Lenson I had hoped that we would see Lenson get a more meaty role, and this book certainly gives the stage for it. But then Lenson disappears and we become more concerned with countless other parts of the navy that are in theater, then with Lenson himself.

There have been some other tales where Lenson's role in the drama presented here could play well, and certainly a stepping stone for further advancement. But Poyer takes a crisis that certainly evolves over a lo
May 19, 2012 Jerome rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This novel, like most thriller novels today, is indistinguishable from others, just so-so, and "OK", but not anything worth more than a single check-out at a library.

The story is told through characters that don't belong in this genre but rather belong on the Oprah show.

The modern navy is actually on very limited display. Much of the action is told from the point of view of three African children (the novel is set in an Eritrea-like fictional country). The plight of this region of Africa is a re
Nov 18, 2013 Burt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was an outstanding fictional work with a storyline of significance based on the United States' role in current events. It reflects the author's thorough grasp of our roles in international affairs to include military operations, socio-economic issues, geo-political situations, and cultural issues, just to name the biggies. The author has an excellent working knowledge of the tactical and the strategic operations planned and executed by the organizations within the U.S. Government ...more
Jan 10, 2010 J rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 25, 2011 Marianne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW! This book has layers upon layers.

Want to know more about the terrible upheavals in Africa? Read this book.
Want to know more about the world's response to Africa's plight? Read this book.
Want to know how the natives regard our "help"? Read this book

Poyer is a genius writer. He writes with such sensitivity and knowledge, more people ought to know about his writing.
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Jan 02, 2010 JoAnn Jordan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very good military novel. It tells a story of the mideast and the people who handle the situation. I recommend it highly to anyone who enjoys novels about Marines and SEALS.
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Aka D.C. Poyer.

DAVID CHARLES POYER was born in DuBois, PA in 1949. He grew up in Brockway, Emlenton, and Bradford, in western Pennsylvania, and graduated from Bradford Area High School in 1967. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1971, and later received a master's degree from George Washington University.

Poyer's active and reserve naval service included sea duty in the Atlan
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