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To the death : a new novel, by Patrick Robinson

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To the death : a new novel
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To the death
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a new novel
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by Patrick Robinson
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eng
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"The hunt begins when a bomb explodes in Boston's Logan Airport, and Admiral Arnold Morgan, the most trusted advisor to President Bedford, must move quickly to break the terrorist cell responsible for the bloodshed. As Morgan ships the Islamic fanatics to Guantanamo Bay for containment, the Hamas high command hatches a vicious plan to assassinate him once he exits the United States. Leading this attack is chief Hamas assassin General Ravi Rashood. Meanwhile, President Bedford, in a desperate attempt to protect the Admiral at all costs, summons the most advanced and dangerous Navy Seal team the United States has to offer." "And so begins an exhilarating chase that goes beyond the borders of the United States, taking the reader on a terrifying journey through southern Ireland, London, and Scotland. This near-future masterwork is a story of mayhem, intrigue, and wanton murder."--BOOK JACKET
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  • Robinson brings the multibook series featuring U.S. Admiral Arnold Morgan and his archrival, the terrorist General Ravi Rashood, to a rousing conclusion in this exciting story. A couple of resourceful cops thwart a terrorist bombing a major international airport, and one of the perpetrators is captured. Tasked with smashing the terrorist cell responsible for the plot, Morgan discovers that he is the target of an assassination plan masterminded by Rashood. Can Morgan find Rashood before Rashood's assassins find him? As usual, Robinson delivers a fast-paced story that's chock-full of stilted dialogue, stiff characters, and stodgy prose. Yet somehow it all works, at least for action fans: Robinson's fans know what to expect, and he gives it to them, with both barrels. Readers looking for graceful prose and elegant craftsmanship should look elsewhere, but fans of hard-hitting, high-testosterone military thrillers will have a great time. -- Pitt, David (Reviewed 05-01-2008) (Booklist, vol 104, number , p)
  • Even fans of bestseller Robinson's previous techno-thrillers featuring Adm. Arnold Morgan and his archenemy, SAS-major-turned-Hamas-general Ravi Rashood (Hunter Killer , etc.), may find this climax to their struggle a bit hard to swallow. After an attempted terrorist outrage at Boston's Logan Airport is foiled by chance, the captured bombers implicate Rashood in their scheme, leading the U.S. and Israel to redouble their efforts to eliminate him. While the Israelis manage to trace Rashood and his wife and partner-in-killing, Shakira, to a quiet block in Damascus, the hit on him fails when the professional squad somehow manages to detonate its explosive without verifying that the man entering the couple's house is, in fact, the quarry. Furious that Shakira was injured in the attack, Rashood devises a complicated plan to assassinate Morgan while the admiral is visiting London. Full of plot implausibilities, this entry makes a weak ending to this popular series. 5-city author tour. (June) --Staff (Reviewed April 7, 2008) (Publishers Weekly, vol 255, issue 14, p43)
  • This final entry could have been an exciting and timely conclusion to Robinson's (Hunter Killer ) series involving retired U.S. Adm. Arnold Morgan and his duel with British traitor and terrorist leader Ravi Rashood. But it is marred by the characters' inconsistent and irrational behavior and implausibilities in the plot; it is also quite predictable. Morgan is an irascible and stubborn presidential adviser on terrorism and national security who usually runs roughshod over others in his attempts to protect the United States. However, this time, Morgan is the target. After thwarting Rashood's plans to bomb airports and crash an airplane in Washington, DC, Morgan plots to have Rashood killed. After the attempt goes awry, the remainder of the story revolves around his own efforts to kill Morgan. Morgan is far from politically correct as he and his cohorts take on and take out the bad guys, regardless of the means. The duel between Morgan and Rashood, though it stuck around at least one book too many, is now at an end. For larger collections.—Robert Conroy, Warren, MI --Robert Conroy (Reviewed June 1, 2008) (Library Journal, vol 133, issue 10, p93)
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267570
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1939-
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Robinson, Patrick
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no index present
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fiction
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True
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U.S. Navy series
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0010
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  • Presidents
  • Terrorists
  • Terrorism
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a new novel
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To the death : a new novel, by Patrick Robinson
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000042769923
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p. cm.
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9781593154769
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2008007401
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To the death : a new novel, by Patrick Robinson
Publication
Control code
000042769923
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9781593154769
Lccn
2008007401

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