When I first read Rogue Crusader and then Rogue Avenger I stated that I wondered if the Navy was offering creative writing to it's officers. I am almost sure of it now. This novel is the second in an alphabetically titled series of naval action thrillers. Mirroring current events you have the Chinese the Taiwanese, Pakistanis and the United States leavened with a large dose of Islamic terrorism.
Jake Slate and Pierre Renard are back with a vengeance after Rogue Avenger. Renard has a child and is happily married. Jake has a love interest in a CIA agent. You would think with that description it would be peaceful and relaxing, you would be wrong.
Once again, Monteith delivers a slam dunk of nail biting action and intrigue. Submarine battles, political subterfuge and strange bedfellows along with noble, self sacrifice characterize this book.
John has been successful in bringing a plot, characters and action together into a highly exciting read.
I highly recommend this work and the rest of the series.
Body of work of <a type="amzn"> John R. Monteith </a>
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