Pirate Alley

Pirate Alley

Book - 2013
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A luxurious vacation cruise to the exotic locales of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden turns into a nightmare for passengers and crew when their ship is suddenly attacked and captured by a band of bloodthirsty Somali pirates. An initial rescue mission ends in failure; the decks are covered in blood. Unless they are paid a ransom of $200 million dollars within seven days, the pirates threaten to execute all their hostages. But information gleaned from a captured Al Qaeda operative indicates that there is a far more dangerous conspiracy afoot. Once the ransom is paid, Islamic militants intend to swoop in and slaughter the passengers in an orgy of terror, hoping to provoke a massive American military response that will set the Muslim world aflame. Jake Grafton is assigned to negotiate with the brutal pirate chief while his right hand man, Tommy Carmellini, and a team of CIA and Navy SEAL operatives mount an undercover operation to save the hostages and keep the U.S. from being maneuvered into a murderous war.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312372842
0312372841
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 25 cm

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lu118282 Jun 29, 2017

Good story, but it's a bit more violent then I expected.

ChristchurchLib Jun 10, 2013

"When a luxurious vacation cruiser in the Red Sea is attacked by Somali pirates, Jake Grafton, Tommy Carmellini and a team of CIA and Navy SEAL operatives mount an undercover operation to save the hostages and halt a dangerous conspiracy. By the best-selling author of The Assassin." June 2013 Thrillers and Suspense newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=642594

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AlmadenAFS
May 27, 2013

Typical Coonts book, action, developed characters and a current world problem for his story. Coonts doesn't allow much political correctness in this book. BRAVO Stephen !

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fatcat21
Apr 23, 2013

I got an advance copy of this and it is just full of action. Great book.

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SEBoiko
Jul 31, 2013

American politicians ran military operations, all the military professionals did was they obey orders and advise. Advise when asked.

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SEBoiko
Jul 31, 2013

After all, locks only kept honest people out,...

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SEBoiko
Jul 31, 2013

All the guts inside the Beltway wouldn't be enough for a Vienna Sausage.

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