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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Praise for PEACEMAKER:
‘This fireball of a military thriller… Few authors integrate multiple plots with such dazzling 3-D realism and technical accuracy… Harrowing shipboard battles, nail-biting emergency plane flights and riveting action drive this turbo-charged thriller. A tour de force with near hypnotic pull, Kent’s second outing scores a bull’s-eye’ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
‘Heroes of both sexes to root for, deliciously corrupt villains to create anxiety: this rollicking, rousing naval thriller bears comparison to the genre’s best.’ KIRKUS REVIEWS
Praise for NIGHT TRAP:
‘Kent knows his subject at first hand and the expertise shows on the page: high stakes, pounding tension and the best dogfights put on paper. A lot of thrillers these days, you come away feeling like you’ve been in a simulator. Gordon Kent straps you into the real thing. Enjoy the ride!’ IAN RANKIN
‘Flying, spying and dying – Night Trap is the real straight Navy stuff. Better strap yourself to the chair for this one. I loved it.’ STEPHEN COONTSFrom the Back Cover:
Written with the authority that comes form personal experience, Gordon Kent's acclaimed debut, 'Night Trap', marked the launch of an astonishing new thriller talent. In this compelling new novel, US Navy Intelligence officer and flyer Alan Craik is plunged into adventures on land, at sea and in the air in some of the world's most dangerous hotspots.
Having recently returned form sea duty, Alan is stuck behind a desk in the Pentagon 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.
After flying out to join a Mediterranean-bound US fleet that has been split in two to cover the growing African crisis, Alan is sent on an ill-fated rescue attempt that leaves him and his wounded friend stranded in the middle of the continent, facing a daunting escape cross-country as bloody war rages all around them.
Meanwhile, with its flag aircraft carrier separated from its battlecruiser by a thousand miles, the overstretched US fleet is facing new dangers, as the test launch off the coast of Libya of Peacemaker, a top-secret weapon, comes under threat from an unexpected quarter.
Taking the reader on a roller coaster ride – from a night-time helicopter raid in snow-covered Bosnia to a wing-and -a -prayer flight in a single-engine plane over the African jungle and a marathon mission on board a Navy jet – this multi-layered tale of betrayal, conspiracy and modern espionage confirms Gordon Kent as a major new voice in modern thriller writing.
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