|AUTHOR:||R E McDermott|
|WASH:||stained with dirt|
This time the terrorists are using ships as a vehicle of destruction. Through a well orchestrated plan, terrorists manage to gain influence over the owner of a major shipping company and one of his ships. Their goal is to disrupt oil supplies and do a massive amount of damage in the process.
Deadly Straits is an international terrorist action thriller with a plot that is too realistic for comfort. The terrorist actions described could almost take place.
Mr. McDermott demonstrates his knowledge of ships in his detailed descriptions of the tankers in this novel. He also does an excellent job of bringing his characters to life so that the reader is able to identify with their situations.
I did find parts of the novel to be rather slow and found myself skimming over some sections to get back to the main plot. I felt that the ending of the book was too long. Even though the ending left options for a sequel, my opinion is that too many things were resolved.
The potential reader should be warned that there was a lot of vulgar language and a few adult scenes in Deadly Straits.
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