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The Med (Dan Lenson, Bk 1)
The Med - Dan Lenson, Bk 1
Author: David Poyer
A powerful and fast-moving tale of the Navy-Marine Corps team in action, on a dangerous mission in the volatile Eastern Mediterranean. Cloaked by the mists of dawn, Task Force 61 -- carrying tanks, aircraft, and over 5000 Marines -- steams toward Syria with deadly intent. Their mission: rescue 100 hostages from a terrorist stronghold -- alive. — ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312927226
ISBN-10: 0312927223
Publication Date: 5/15/1991
Pages: 576
Edition: Reissue
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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The David Poyer books are a great read especially if you enjoy a good read about the navy. One of our coffee shop friends recommended the series knowing the kinds of books we like to read.
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From Publishers Weekly
In the mold of such novels as From Here to Eternity and the recent Time and Tide, this is a powerful story, as honest as it is imaginative, about a joint Navy-Marine task force on a mission to rescue a large group of American and British hostages being held in Syria by Palestinian terrorists. The plot revolves around a few key characters, each in the grip of crises both personal and relevant to the fate of the mission. Among the well-delineated principals are the force commander, a jittery, careerist commodore unworthy of his rank; a naval lieutenant trying to live down a tragic past mistake; a chief engineer who figures in a wonderfully vivid engine-room drama; a sensitive, guitar-playing black who feels out of place in the Marines; the lieutenant's wife, who is among the hostages; and the terrorist leader, ruthless yet with a certain charisma. The commodore's inadequacies jeopardize the Marine assault that is the story's exciting climax. Readers will be gripped by the impression that these are real men in a realistic, and indeed uncomfortably topical, situation. Poyer is a former Navy officer.