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Curse of the Infidel (Rogue Warrior #17)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  118 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Hot on the trail of a bank official who is laundering money for an al Qaeda-sponsored terrorist cell, Rogue Warrior Richard Marcinko finds himself in the thick of a covert operation run by the CIA—a.k.a. the Christians in Action. Angry that their operation has been ruined, the CIA demands that Marcinko and his Red Cell International group work for them. He agrees, then get ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Forge Books
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Christian D.  Orr
Apr 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Adventure fans, military genre fans, Marcinko fans
The Rogue novels co-written by Jim DeFelice seem to have lost a bit of edge compared to the earlier ones co-written by John Weisman. For one thing, in these DeFelice books, Demo Dick Marcinko does an awful lot of ASS-uming, thus violating his own Commandment of SpecWar of "Thou Shalt Never Assume" (because "ASS-U-ME makes an ASS of U and ME"), and moreover the authors misquote his First Commandment of SpecWar. And oh yeah, while it's great to see several members of Marcinko's original SEAL Team ...more
Oct 29, 2014 rated it liked it
I was entertained. I think Marcinko keeps writing just to come up with more ways for Murphy's Law to screw with him.
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
Actual rating: 2.5 stars.

I knew of Commander Marcinko when I served with US Special Operations Command in 1987 and 1988. I never met the man himself, but I worked with several SEAL officers (many of them former SEAL team commanders, friends and colleagues of Cmdr Marcinko) and consequently heard plenty of scuttlebutt about the trouble Marcinko had gotten himself into.

During the second half of the 1980s special operations was riding high: a direct beneficiary of the 1986 Goldwater-Nichols Act, th
William Hines
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another Rogue Warrior winner

Another Rogue Warrior winner

great plot and a good blend of telling the story from multiple locations and situations.

if you like Marcinko's books and stories, you'll enjoy this one.
Jun 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining. Would have preferred it 20 percent shorter.
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
very good. I liked all these kinds of books.
D.L. Thomas
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Marcinko has this style mastered. I could read Rogue Warrior books all day.
jeffrey l komar
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
I didn't like the writing style. The story seemed a bit disjointed and confusing. It had lots of action but was hard to tie the events together. I probably will not read anymore of the Rouge Warrior series.
Phil Laurette
Dec 12, 2014 rated it liked it
I like Marcinko and his books but this isn't the best work. I have read all of Dick's books and this one feels contrived and unrealistic. Sure he makes himself out to be almost a superhero in all of his books but in this one they save the day so many times it seems implausible that they could find this many days to save in such an short overall time period.

I liked the books better when they were co-written by John Wiesmann. They were more realistic and focused more on the equipment and tactics t
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
Relatively boring compared to previous books that I have read by these 2 authors. Back to the drawing board gentlemen.. Ouit reading on page 225.
Mark Hudson
Jan 15, 2016 rated it liked it
I loved Richard Marcinko's real life history, so I have bought several of his Rouge Warrior series. They are fast paced and easy reads, and I can stop and then pick them up later without a problem.
Jul 02, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
stopped on page 59
May 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Decent Rogue Warrior book
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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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