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Pirate Alley

Coonts, Stephen (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Coonts, Stephen, 1946-
Title: Pirate Alley
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2013
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 310 pages ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Stephen Coonts
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 0312372841
9780312372842
Branch Call Number: FICTION COONTS 2013
Subject Headings: Maritime terrorism Fiction Grafton, Jake (Fictitious character) Fiction Carmellini, Tommy (Fictitious character) Fiction
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
War stories
Political fiction
Topical Term: Maritime terrorism
Grafton, Jake (Fictitious character)
Carmellini, Tommy (Fictitious character)
LCCN: 2012041268
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Stephen Coonts writes a fast-paced techno-thriller in which Somali pirates seize a cruise ship with over 800 passengers onboard. The pirates want more than the ransom and after a failed rescue attempt leaves many passengers dead, it is up to American Special Forces to end the crisis.


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"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

May 27, 2013
  • MelvilleAFS rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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 !

Apr 23, 2013
  • fatcat21 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

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Jul 31, 2013
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Jul 31, 2013
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Jul 31, 2013
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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