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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (110 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: R. E. McDermott Narrator: Todd Haberkorn Publisher: R. E. McDermott Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN:
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In the tradition of Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, and W.E.B. Griffin, R. E. McDermott delivers a thriller to rival the masters.

When marine engineer and very part-time spook Tom Dugan becomes collateral damage in the War on Terror, he's not about to take it lying down.

Falsely implicated in a hijacking, he's offered a chance to clear himself by helping the CIA snare their real prey, Dugan's best friend, London ship owner Alex Kairouz. Reluctantly, Dugan agrees to go undercover in Alex's company, despite doubts about his friend's guilt. Once undercover, Dugan's steadfast refusal to accept Alex's guilt puts him at odds not only with his CIA superiors, but also with a beautiful British agent with whom he's romantically involved.

When a tanker is found adrift near Singapore with a dead crew, and another explodes in Panama as Alex lies near death after a suspicious suicide attempt, Dugan is framed for the attacks. Out of options, and convinced the attacks are prelude to an even more devastating assault, Dugan eludes capture to follow his last lead to Russia, only to be shanghaied as an advisor to a Russian Spetsnaz unit on a suicide mission.

Deadly Straits is a nonstop thrill ride, from London streets, to the dry docks of Singapore, to the decks of the tankers that feed the world's thirst for oil, with stops along the way in Panama, Langley, Virginia, and Teheran. Richly spiced with detail from the author's 30 years sailing, building, and repairing ships worldwide, it is, in the words of one reviewer, fast-paced, multilayered, and gripping.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 2/10/2014

    " Interesting, gritty, and raw. Mulitude of characters to keep you guessing if they succeed or not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 1/19/2014

    " Very enjoyable and clever techno thriller. Intelligently illustrates the vulnerability of the world economy to the status of the world's shipping chokepoints. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grandmadee Goodwin | 1/13/2014

    " My husband and I both read this book at the same time. We were mesmerized and could not put it down. For me the first 55 pages were a slow start but then it all started falling in place. Lots of characters, places and ships to keep straight as you read. The dialog contains some sarcastic humor that always adds to a book for me. The setting of large oil carriers being hijacked by terrorists was believable. There was a lot of words specific to this industry that had me scurrying for a dictionary but even without knowing exacly what the word neant did not detract from the story. The ending was perfect and screams for more. This new author writes like Tom Clancy (Sum of all Fear) and Nelson Demille. I look forward to more by R E McDermott! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nev Thomas | 12/17/2013

    " Ok Thriller with the usual arab baddies "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harry Diamond | 7/31/2013

    " Excellent read,can't wait for his second book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Papa Bill | 7/28/2013

    " This is the kind of exciting story that won't let you put it down til the end. I read this through in almost one sitting. It grabbed me from the first page and wouldn't let go till the last. I for one will find it hard to wait for R.E. McDermott.s next book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 3/15/2013

    " Great book - very similar to Tom Clancy's early (read good) books. Bargin at on 89p on Kindle as well. Will certainly be reading other books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dave Schultz | 2/26/2013

    " Not really sure about all the positive reviews. I could not finish. Hard to follow, no flow in the writting. Maybe I will try again some other time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 12/30/2012

    " ambitious, but too boring for me. good writing. "

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