Pirate Alley

Pirate Alley

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Grafton and Carmellini are back and joined by the Navy SEALs to battle terrorists on the high seas in Pirate Alley, an action-packed tale by New York Times bestseller Stephen Coonts

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: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312372842
Branch Call Number: FIC Coont
Characteristics: 310 pages.


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Mar 16, 2019

Good story, tough heroes, very tough. Lots of action with no prisoners taken. For once the good guys win over truly evil pirates. I reduced it a couple of stars because in places it is poorly written. If you like or want political correctness this book is not for you.

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

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 !

Apr 23, 2013

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


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Jul 31, 2013

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

Jul 31, 2013

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

Jul 31, 2013

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

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