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Exit Plan

(Jerry Mitchell #3)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  916 ratings  ·  73 reviews
Jerry Mitchell is on exercises off the coast of Pakistan when his submarine, the USS Michigan, is ordered to a rendezvous off the Iranian coast. Once there, disembarked SEALs---experts in seaborne commando operations---are to extract two Iranian nationals who have sensitive information on Iran's nuclear weapons program.

While en route to shore, Michigan's mini-sub suffers a
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Published May 8th 2012 by Forge Books
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Tim
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This one's more snoozer than entertainment. 3 of 10 stars
Kevin Kazokas
Imagine absorbing an entire technical instruction manual, but not being able to absorb the context or dynamics of basic human interaction.

That conjuring aptly describes the experience of reading Larry Bond's "Exit Plan."

The reader should prepare for an abundance of military acronyms, jargon and technical explanation regarding submarine maneuvers and clandestine operation tactics, as well as detailed insight into U.S. Navy SEAL field practices and the armaments and spy equipment essential to the
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Ric
May 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I guess if one were to make a blurb for this book it could read: "timely as tomorrow's headlines ... an action-filled romp through military details only Larry Bond can deliver." Sure.

To be able to start and finish a Bond book, I make a tacit, unilateral agreement with Larry Bond, as follows:

I hereby commit to read through without twitching to the unlikely background events of the narrative, in the expectation of receiving a detailed account of an imaginary battle that will blow my mind.
And to
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Miles
Dec 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I borrowed this for my 15 year old son who loves it and has re-read it several times. To stay hep with the young generation I read it too. It's a cartoon like thriller about SEAL special operations forces and an Iranian nuclear bomb and the exfiltration of an Iranian spy to a US submarine lurking in the Persian gulf. So long as the story sticks to the action on the ground with the commandos it's an engaging adventure story, with plausible action scenes and careful descriptions of different kinds ...more
Doug Curfew
Holy typos. Very unsatisfying ending.
Steven Hildreth Jr.
If you haven’t lived under a rock for the past three decades and have at the very least dabbled in action thriller novels, then you’ll know the name Larry Bond. He has been a mainstay in the genre, with his most easily recognizable work being his collaboration with Tom Clancy, Red Storm Rising. Bond has been praised for his gripping plots, his attention to military detail, and tight prose, and all of that is apparent in Exit Plan, an entry in his Jerry Mitchell series.

In Exit Plan, Bond
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Ned Frederick
May 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A stellar example of the genre. I liked this book but it didn't really shine until the last 100 pages. I spent the first 2/3 of the book amused, entertained but annoyed by the politicians and military brass who seem more interested in not upsetting our enemies than completing this globally significant mission and protecting our folks on the ground. Without revealing too much ... There is a SEAL team stuck in coastal Iran with critically important intelligence. There is a lot of maneuvering to ...more
Jerome
Jun 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Larry Bond has been slipping quite a bit lately, what with the co-authored books which are kind of lame and seemed to have just become another has been. In "Exit Plan", though, Bond brings back his A game. He must have written this one himself. I could hardly put it down. It even seemed realistic. Very good SEAL action, naval action, submarine warefare...this book has it all it seems.

However, perhaps most interesting is the outstanding job the author does of describing the terrain inside Iran.
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Skip
Nov 28, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Larry Bond used to write amazing thrillers: conflicts likely to escalate into world war. His most recent books about Jerry Mitchell do not measure up although this one was better than Dangerous Ground. Iran's nuclear weapons program is a disaster so their leadership decides to fake success in the hopes of provoking a military response. A scientist and her husband, a security officer, are trying to defect with the truth, when a series of problems arise during the extraction.
Jon Ellis
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Always enjoy Larry Bond novels. Great to have the detail and accuracy of the various weapons technologies. This was a well constructed story which kept me turning the pages. Not everyones cup of tea but I found it very enjoyable.
G.H. Eckel
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A team of SEALs land on Iranian soil to extract several high-value undercover operatives. But the wheels fall off the operation and they're stuck without a way to escape as the Iranian army converges on their location.

An entire novel about getting out of Iran. Wow, that's certainly not a high concept. But, Larry Bond is a very good writer. He's able to write about every second of the four-day adventure with stunning clarity and detail. The book drags in many parts because he's so granular in his
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Johnny
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
The cover illustration of Exit Plan, with its images of a firefight involving a rapid patrol gunboat in action, makes it abundantly clear (even to those unacquainted with Larry Bond’s work in both novels and wargame rules) that this book is not about entrepreneurs trying to figure out their respective corporate inflection points and endgames. To be sure, this novel might more accurately be entitled, Extraction Plan. An extraction of a valued resource from the clutches of the so-called Republican ...more
Daniel Bratell
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book about submariner Jerry Mitchell, now XO on a submarine in the Persian Gulf. Next to Iran. Iran is the focus of this book, and it's interesting how little seem to have changed since the book's story.

The background story is Iran's nuclear program, and it involves spies, SEAL teams, airplanes, submarines, global politics and everything else I expect from a Larry Bond book. It all comes together rather well, and despite a few comments, I think Bond has again written a story
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Nigel
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading the third of the Jerry Mitchell is a case of one extreme to another. In my reviews of the first two book I criticised the amount of repetitive descriptions of day to day life on board a submarine and the lack of ‘normal’ Larry Bond type action. Exit Plan is the complete opposite. Only a small percentage of the action even takes place on a submarine, and I think the book as a piece of entertainment is better for being more action and less routine life.
An unfortunate set of circumstances
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Darcy
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked up this story on sale and found myself missing Larry Bond. I had read some of this stuff years and years ago but had lost touch. My mistake. This is the third book in a series featuring Jerry Mitchell and it was well worth the time. This is a tale about Iran's abortive nuclear program and how, in an effort to conceal their actual progress, they want a war with Israel. To prevent this a moraled scientist and her husband attempt to defect into the arms of a group of seals and a submarine ...more
Lee
The 3rd in the Jerry Mitchell series finds him onboard the USS Michigan on an operation to extricate people from Iran. Added to the mission when a team member is hurt Mitchel and the Seal Team find themselves in Iran on the run being hunted and trying to escape with people who can prevent a confrontation. Good read.
Sally
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
another great Jerry Mitchell novel. more about Jerry in this one. he got married!!
Good book.
Carol Ann
Dec 22, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Read only part--it just wasn't something I could find interesting.
Robert Cook
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: larry-bond
Great book! About Iran trying to get Israel to attack them
Steven J
Enjoyed it. Good submarine yarn.
David
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sea Land Air! The Next War is a Fake but first the truth must get out so the war can be stopped.
Lewis Smith
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another very good book.
Randy Kennedy
Lots of military acronyms; I thought this boos started slow with lots of characters I had a hard time identifying with. It was a good story, just hard to get into.
Michael Goulette
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Plenty of action and twists. A good book top escape from reality for a few minutes. It started to get gripping at about 80%. The ending was good but wrapped up too quickly. I'm giving it 4+ stars.
Mark Baumwell
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fabulous Jerry Mitchell book

Another of the Jerry Mitchell books. This one is an edge of the seat book, full of action and suspense.
Johnny
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paperback
Exciting action, step by step danger for our heros. Awaiting to read the next Mitchell installment.
Roger Scherping
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the most exciting books I've read in over a year. Realistic, detailed and fast moving, I enjoyed it immensely.
paul.thompson.jr
This is one of the most exciting books I've read in over a year. Realistic, detailed and fast moving, I enjoyed it immensely.
Lee Boyland
May 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Iran has bragged themselves into a corner. Half of the West and Israel believes that Iran is close to building “the bomb.” But, the mullahs have a problem—they can’t make their centrifuges work, and if they admit it they become the laughingstock of the Muslim world. What to do?

Larry Bond takes this idea and crafts and intriguing tale. Opal, an Iranian spy has the answer, and to obtain the proof needed to prevent Israel’s strike on Iran, Opal must be rescued. But of course, this proves to be
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C Hintz
Sep 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Larry Bond writes war books - action packed suspense filled novels of conflicts on foreign soil, underneath the world's oceans, and occasionally just beyond the ozone layer. He is very good at it, but of course, some are better than others and EXIT PLAN is superior. Although Larry Bond writes this story with his main player, Jerry Mitchell, I'd never call this a "Jerry Mitchell Novel" by any stretch. Anyone can pick up E.P. and enjoy its plot and action sequences without having read Jerry ...more
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