Rather slow paced for first half. Picks up speed and suspence later. Well-drawn characters as is common for this author. Amazing detailing regarding location and settings.
I discovered Dana Stabenow several, several years ago while on a small boat cruise through the Inland Passage and have read every Kate Shugak and Liam Campbell novel I could find. I wasn't sure about this one when I bought it, but was delightfully surprised!! So, of course, I stayed up all night reading it...which, wonderfully, I can do now that I have retired (all of seven days ago).
I recommend it to other Stabenow fans!
An international collision with a terrorist's mark is about to take place - a Russian freighter armed with a dirty bomb is heading directly towards an American target on the mainland. At the heart of the crisis is the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Sojourner Truth, patrolling hte Maritime Boundary Line. The chase is on - can the Sojourner come to the rescue in time or will the fate of 240,000 civilians be in the hands of a few vicious assasins?
A great read--4 stars--that deals with terrorism.This book stands alone--not in a series.It starts with an explosion. One person notices that 2 men are watching the effect--not caught up in the horror--and follows them.
A different cast of characters, and while still set in AK, an altogether different type of novel for Stabenow.
Book has the CIA, Coast Guard, FBI....all attempting to quell a terrorist attack in Alaska.
I have read most of this author's books. This one is not one in the Kate Shugak series, but is really very good. I just finished it.
Good book! Takes a little bit for the story to get going but if you are patient the story grabs you and you don't want to put it down!
very timely plot - terrorists and international intrique.