The Devil's Waters
Only one combat group is close enough to respond before the hijacked freighter reaches Somali waters: the elite US Air Force pararescue unit—the PJs—stationed in Djibouti. Thoughcosts.Only ...more
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It's only fair I admit at the outset that I'm a friend of the writer, but I can recommend this book with a clean conscience. David ranks among the best writers I know, and he's upped his game with this book. H ...more
I didn't have my hopes set too high and was disappointed nonetheless. It falls short from start to finish, in most every way. A plot with scant connection to reality; a special forces ...more
As always deeply researched, Robins’ book is also the product of extensive pers ...more
This could have easily been yet another Somali pirate throwaway thriller, but actually it’s not. I have no idea if the organisation actually exists as depicted here although I am aware there is a Rescue Squadron that has many of the same skill sets. It would have been nice to have understood how ‘real ...more
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This is an amazing, well described military action novel finely edited, easy to read. On a mission into the Afghanistan Mountains, First Sgt 'LB' DiNardo and his crew are on board an HH-60 Helicopter facing poor visibility as a storm moves along with them. DiNardo has been a para-rescue-man for 12 years and has seen it all. They are on a mission to rescue a village boy who has stepped on a land mine, blowing half his foot off. The m ...more
David L. Robbins has taken his considerable skills as a novelist and shifted them from dramas set primarily against WWII (e.g., WAR OF THE RATS, THE END OF WAR, LAST CITADEL and moved them to a 21st century backdrop.
THE DEVIL'S WATERS is an imaginative adventure involving Air Force Pararescue Jumpers (PJs) and Somali pirates. It’s high adve ...more
I enjoy military action stories, and this one doesn't disappoint. The dynamics of a tight knit group who never give up, never give in and will give their utmost for the mission, is so compelling you just don't want to stop reading. Of course where would any good military action story be without some clandestine ops cross and double-cross activities? Yep, it's there. If you like stories of good vs. evil, black and white bleeding into gray, and a team where everyone alw/>Absolutely ...more
Interesting but far fetched. A way to spend a rainy afternoon.
I did like the fact that the USAF was used so that no pilots were involved. After all there other people in the AF .
The characters and plot were pretty cliche, but again - fun - so I went with it all. What lost me, and had me sighing in exasperation, was the climactic, drawn out, showdown scene on the boat. It was the typical head-bad-guy-who-won't-go-down scenario. You know the one: no matter how many bullets and explosions go off around the lead bad guy, he somehow escapes and evades. And in this case, repeatedly.
I give it four stars because it is a fast paced interesting story that keeps the reader interested. Good plot line and recommendations d it for anybody who enjoys military thrillers.
I thought the book was well thought out and gripping. I was pleased that both sides characters were developed so that the reader had a full view of the drama unfolding. I was very impressed as I normally don't read this type genre.
Great story with an interesting and twisting plot. I found the story and writing to be very enlightening and educational about a little known US Military specialty. I'm looking forward to the next installment.
In 1976, David graduated with a B.A. i ...more