Gordon Kent Peacemaker

ISBN 13: 9780007379316

Peacemaker

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9780007379316: Peacemaker

From the acclaimed author of Night Trap, the second exhilarating tale of modern espionage and military adventure featuring US Navy intelligence officer Alan Craik. US Navy Intelligence officer Alan Craik is plunged into adventures on land, at sea and in the air in this action-packed new tale of betrayal, conspiracy and modern espionage -- written with the authority that comes from personal experience. Alan Craik is back from sea duty and rapidly tiring of life behind a Pentagon desk when he learns that his best friend, a CIA agent, has been kidnapped in central Africa -- just as Rwanda is about to be engulfed in violence. Before long, Alan flies out to join the US fleet off the African coast, ready to launch a bold rescue mission. But events spiral wildly out of control, and soon he and his wounded friend find themselves stranded in the middle of the continent with war raging all around.

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About the Author:

Gordon Kent is the pseudonym of a father-and-son writing team, both of whom have extensive personal experience in the US Navy. Both are former Intelligence officers and both served as aircrew. The son earned his Observer wings in S-3 Vikings during the Gulf conflict. After service in the Mediterranean, Persian Gulf, Pacific and Africa, he left active duty in 1999. They have recently completed a third Alan Craik novel -- TOP HOOK.

From Publishers Weekly:

This fireball of a military thriller will send those new to the author racing to get Rules of Engagement, the sleep-erasing debut novel by Kent (the pseudonym of a father/son writing team). Few authors integrate multiple plots with such dazzling 3-D realism and technical accuracy,; here, Kent pits the stalwart Rules heroes against viperous villains on three continents. Naval Lt. Alan Craik is resigned to sitting out a Washington office job while his wife, Lt. Comdr. Rose Craik, prepares to direct the shipboard launch of Peacemaker, a top-secret military satellite, in the Gulf of Sidra off Libya. Thrilled when a high-level shakeup lands him the post of information officer on the launch support flagship, Alan has barely established himself on board when a report comes in that his best friend, Harry O'Neill, a black rookie CIA agent, has been kidnapped by Hutu rebels backed by a sinister, hawk-nosed Serb terrorist known as Zulu. Setting out with a tough navy SEAL, Alan rescues the gruesomely injured O'Neill, and the three men attempt a near-impossible escape across Africa, pursued by cold-blooded mercenaries. Meanwhile, Rose learns that her duplicitous American superiors are concealing crucial Peacemaker information, and faces down not only a Russian nuclear submarine but also an attack by the Libyan government and the French right-winger Lascelles, Zulu's main backer. Harrowing shipboard battles, nail-biting emergency plane flights and riveting action in Sarajevo, central Africa, Washington and France drive this turbocharged thriller. A tour de force with near hypnotic pull, Kent's second outing scores a bulls-eye and saves rocket fuel for a sequel.

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