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Rogue Avenger

(Rogue Submarine #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  245 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews

The accident changed everything… One moment, Lieutenant Jake Slate was going about his duties aboard the ballistic missile submarine, USS Colorado. The next second, he was sprawled on the deck plates in a spreading puddle of blood and hydraulic fluid. But it wasn’t the injury that ruined his life and doomed his military caree
Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Published August 22nd 2005 by Stealth Books
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Larry Laswell
Rogue Avenger
By John Monteith

Fate brings two men together. A submarine officer has had his life destroyed by an ambitious captain and seeks revenge. An arms dealer wants to correct the imbalance of power he has helped to create. Together they steal a Trident submarine for a third-world country to harvest its nuclear warheads. The US Navy wants to find out which nation is behind the heist before they destroy their own submarine.

Then everything really goes wrong.

Rouge Avenger is plausible, unpredi
Marc Pressley
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, suspense's a quick read.

On the positive side, the author is writing what he knows, i.e., the world of submarine warfare. And there are some aspects of the premise that are quite interesting and might have made for a good story.

Having said that, this novel's decks are awash with a lot of telling versus showing and, at times, abominable dialogue choices. The back-and-forth narrative doesn't much help, and the characters are thin at best. The protagonist's big motivational reveal comes as kind of
D. E.
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
JRM has an active imagination woven in with his technical expertise, which had asked him to present a submarine force like no other we have seen attempting to expand the political climate of today with current events that may or may not proceed as written Political intrigue, military standards, and a look into the future completed this excellent read for the genre.....DEHS
Susan Robinson
Mar 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
Couldn't keep my interest. Bounced around too much and hard to figure out what was going on. Didn't finish.
Nellie Zion
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I will be reading more

As I browse the libraries and bookstores I will be keeping an eye out for this series and this author
Chaplain Stanleigh Chapin
Glory for traitors

Sorry but I cannot take the feel good ending for action against the country I served and many have died to protect.
Shane Amazon
John R. Monteith has a very good imagination. His ability to break the mold of the common stories found in most thriller publications makes for a refreshing read. Of course the big fish in the pond will always be Red October, so how does Monteith's Rogue Avenger stay clear of the shadow cast by Clancy? Well, for the most part Monteith takes ideas that seem to be the exact opposite of what a reader of a submarine thriller would expect to find. Instead of a patriotic American attached to some gove ...more
William Bentrim
Jul 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rogue Avenger by John R. Monteith

When I first read Rogue Crusader I’m stated that I wonderef if the Navy was offering creative writing to it’s officers. I am almost sure of it now.
This is the first book in a continuing series. Jake Slade, an U.S. naval officer is introduced. He finds himself questioning his loyalty to his nation and to his ship. He finds himself lying down with strange bedfellows in this naval thriller.

John Monteith does a nice job building characters. I enjoyed this book for
Alain Burrese
Aug 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I thoroughly enjoyed reading "Rogue Avenger" by John R. Monteith (originally published as "Rogue Trident") This was a fast, action packed, thrill ride that engaged throughout and kept me on the edge of my seat as I rapidly turned pages to see what would happen next. It's a quick summer time read that's a lot of fun.

It's a bit shorter than many novels I read, but nonetheless exciting, and complete. It was tightly written, and contained all the elements that make a good thriller. Monteith served a
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
High seas action in the best nautical yarn I've read in a long time.

John has written a novel in the vein of Tom Clancy. Accurate naval combat without being to technical gives life to this wonderful tale. Great characters bring it to life. I highly recommend if you are into military fiction.
Apr 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Not believable and hard to connect with

I was disappointed with the book. It's narrative is not easy. To connect with in terms of the storyline. Although the author clearly mastered the technical aspects, the narrative is hard to overlook.
great story, looking forward to the next one
Robin Smith
Jul 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
Relatively short, fast-paced submarine novel that stretches the limits of credulity. It's OK for those who like or know submarines, but not otherwise.
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