Monteith's books have that connection to reality that many fiction books lack. His submarine service gives the authenticity that provides fuel for the read. This book is another mercenary adventure set in the current events of the
The regular players are back, Jake, Renard and Cahill. The mission is to disrupt the Russian take over of
Crimea. The mission goes off the rails with some
unanticipated actions by the Russians.
The good guys must respond with some unanticipated behavior of their
Monteith notes a level of professionalism and respect between submariners that smacks of honor and regard. One hopes the real people who do this for a living have that same regard.
Jake still wrestles with his personal demons and even brings a Priest on the sub for moral guidance. It demonstrates that Priests can honor their calling and still be warriors. A concept that needs some pondering.
I recommend the book.
Do a search on Pick of the Literate to see the review of the other Monteith books:
Rogue Goliath by John R. Monteith
Rogue Defender by John R. Monteith
Rogue Betrayer by John R. Monteith
Rogue Avenger by John R. Monteith
Rogue Crusader by John R. Monteith
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.