Another fun tale. Ravi Rashood is out there causing trouble again. Admiral Morgan saves the day again. Well, at least he gets back at that crazy France. Good thing he has young Jimmy Ramshawe figuring everything out for him. And submarines are proven superior yet again. Too enjoy the story, you'll need to overlook the same hawkish pro military, anti democrat rhetoric as in the previous books.
Moderation is not an issue here as Robinson crafts a takeover in Saudi Arabia mounted by a Saudi Arabian prince with French backing. Since the collapse of the Saudi Arabian oil industry and indeed the world economy is highly likely, the United States must jump in to prevent the coup. The showdown pits US Admiral Arnold Morgan against his arch rival, Ravi Rashood. Its big time global action with the future of the free world hanging in the balance. Yes, its been done before, even by Robinson, but you have to give him credit he does it so well.
A Crown Prince, enraged over the careless, destuctive rule of the Saudi royal famil, is determined to bring about its fall and secretly enlists he aid of a powerful Western all. France, with its fleet of lethal Hunter Killer submarines, is willing to use whatever deadly force is necessary to shift the power structure of the world's oil giant for a guaranteed share of the wealth. blind greed and duplicity have forged an unholy alliance between France's most able commander and General Ravi Rashood, the Middle East's most virulent terrorist.
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Few authors annoy me as much as Patrick Robinson does. The man can write, and writes well, that isn't the problem. The problem with a Patrick Robinson story is often lack of proper research. The man seems to be simply incapable of actually learning anything about the things he includes in his books! He shoots down aircraft with anti-ship missiles, has terrorists operate nuclear submarines with little or no training and generally seems to just not care that things are impossible. You are left with the feeling that he spends his research time simply browsing the Internet looking for "cool" sounding weapons and ideas, then throws them willy-nilly into the books he writes, without having any clue whatsoever to what their actual purpose and function might be.