Ghost Force - Arnold Morgan, Bk 9 Author:Patrick Robinson America, Britain, and Russia are drawn into a battle for a gigantic oil strike on the desolate Falkland Islands in Patrick Robinson's newest international thriller. — The year is 2011, and Russia is poised to help Argentina blast its way into the Falkland Islands, to hurl the ruling British out of the South Atlantic forever. Enraged at... more » this act of international piracy, Great Britain dispatches a battle fleet to the islands for the second time in thirty years.
Little do they realize that Russia's lethal Akula-class submarine, Viper 157, stuffed to the gunwales with ship-killing torpedoes, lies in wait for the Royal Navy aircraft carrier, which is transporting the British fighter-bomber air force.
The United States, under the indomitable Admiral Arnold Morgan's stern eye, unleashes Navy SEALs to hammer Argentina into submission, and in two breathtaking, clandestine missions, they smash their most expensive hardware—guided-missile warships and an entire fighter aircraft strike group.
The SEALs must make a death-defying parachute drop into the freezing ocean, hit the battlefield in total secret, and obliterate their enemy—all in lethal silence . . . a ruthless, terrible attack carried out by a U.S. ghost force. . . .
This is classic Patrick Robinson—spine-tingling suspense, harrowing action, and intricately researched detail, all set against the backdrop of an uncanny "what if?" scenario.« less
I have read other novels by Patrick Robinson, so I looked forward to reading Ghost Force. The novel was filled with unbelievable action, and I dont mean that in a good way. In the book, Argentina wrests control of the Falkland Islands from the British and decimates (with secret help from the Soviets) a naval task force sent to relieve the besieged islands. The United States secretly sends a 16 man U.S. Navy Seal Team to sabotage the Argentines take over.
It was obvious to me from the colloquialisms used throughout the novel that the author was not an American. While there was some character development, the action scenes were both brief and shallow. Overall, this book did NOT hold my rapt attention.