Seawolf's entire crew is taken captive. Jimmy Ramshawe are summoned to the White House to discover that Gamoudi has been joined by none other than Morgan's archenemy, Hamas General Ravi Rashood, in the battle for the capital city of Riyadh. Seawolf is one bad piece of equipment. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. I also enjoy the books by Rick Campbell and submarines.
National Security Adviser Admiral Arnold Morgan can't let that happen, and he dispatches the most stealthy hunter-killer submarine in the U. I've always loved seeing things about the pure discipline, precision, strength, and dedication of Special Forces, and Robinson captures that perfectly. But Robinson manages to run all those same qualities into the ground before Morgan makes his fourth or fifth appearance, and the author's desire to smack the Clinton administration's laxity with military secrets gets tired just as quickly. Despite those kinds of issues - where there is no diplomacy whatsoever - its got some fun military scenes. Unlike Clancy novel's though, the characters 1st read - 2001-07-162nd read - 2016-02-21 to 2016-02-22I have this book marked as read from back in 2001.
In response to this last threat, stalwart Capt. The sub's crack crew dares the waters almost within sight of the Chinese coast during a time of high Sino-American tension and military gamesmanship with Taiwan. I think it was John Le Carre who wrote that there is something unhealthy in a country fascinated by its special forces, and Admiral Morgan is the epitomy of this unhealth. Patrick Robinson's characters are very real and, although I don't know anything about submarines or naval warfare, he seems to know quite a bit. The fearless submariners and warriors are all muscular, loyal, intelligent, hunks of manhood, going against the snivelling yellow peril. The spine may show signs of wear. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world.
He's a bigoted, vulgar opinionated bully -- all qualities that he will probably need in order to make sure the mission succeeds. The second time I read it my feelings were not much better. Robinson has a lighter touch than Clancy and manages to include humor in his story, which is something that has eluded Clancy for most of his career. Robinson claims he had help from Admiral Woodward. The American sub rushes to help, only to join its former quarry in the deep. Their orders are brutal: Whatever it takes. Patrick Robinson January 21, 1940 is a British novelist and former newspaper columnist.
Good story development from beginning to end. But then the unthinkable happens: Seawolf, collides with a Chinese destroyer and falls into enemy hands. It is a terrifying and thrilling tale for our times. I thought the character development was okay. The Honorable School Boy will be turning in his grave.
Thousands have been killed and injured. And how two armies would turn the snowfields of Asia red with blood. His moves to rehabilitate Reagan-era policy implementers who signed off on things like the arms-for-hostages trade at the center of the Iran-Contra affair didn't even make a whole lot of sense in 2000. This causes Morgan to resign and destroys the president's credibility in the military, as well as destroying the president's ability to lead in a crisis situation. Then again, the strength of the novel is the technological description. Below the sea, a predator stalks the pride of America's Navy: its aircraft carriers.
Great naval loud mouthed funny offices and more you should purchase all of his work read by Guidall. I haven't read the prequel Arnold Morgan books, but I picked this one up and it turned out to be very enjoyable. The American Eagle confronts the Chinese Dragon with the balance of world power on the line. Potential good plot, but unbeivable dialogue and full of ignorance. The submarine is then towed back to a Chinese port and the crew taken prisoner, claiming the whole time the submarine asked for assistance which the Chinese Navy was all to happy to provide.
The Seawo It is funny but I can remember the first time I read this book I loved it up until the end and then I completely hated it. Failure is not an option. As mentioned above, Robinson has written several books featuring Morgan as his lead character, and although he's not one of the sailors he is the driver of the main part of the book's action: The rescue and sabotage mission. Came back and caught up on this the 4th and it was significantly better than the 5th. No wimpy management types or pugilistic womanisers of the Dick Marcinko world in this book, and even the single military-challenged officer seems to exist in one dimension, a long way from reality. Though the first few pages were a little slow, it didn't take long for this book to heat up. How F-16s would blast across the 38th Parallel.
Robinson is clearly well versed in the lingo of military operations and has a good sense of how our government and military works. With the geo-political ignorance and cultural insensitivity of a dyslexic amoeba, he constantly seeks military solutions to the errors of his military-industrial complex, and beware if you are not a white, Christian, Annapolis-ringed member of the Club. Seawolf Admiral Arnold Morgan, 4 Details Tom Clancy it isn't. Then again, the strength of the novel is the technological description. Unlike Clancy novel's though, the characters here are implausible in situations that are also implausible. Morgan, now the National Security Advisor, develops a plan for a special operations team to land, rescue the crew and make sure Seawolf is destroyed so the Chinese can gain no information from her. The second time I read it my feelings were not much better.