Tom Dugan, a partner now with Alex, his former employer in Deadly Straits, is a marine consultant who finds himself immersed in terrorists, pirates and a haunting legacy from World War II.
I was pleased to see Tom Dugan back. He is an older and more thoughtful protagonist who does not rush in with blazing guns to save the day. He does have a Machiavellian streak that serves him well when he is dealing with international miscreants. There are a few carry over characters from Deadly Straits but this book can certainly be read as a stand alone novel. The characters are eminently likeable or vilely despicable. Once again, McDermott has done a super job with his characterizations.
The plot could be lifted from the daily news. It has roots in reality and that may be one of the things that makes it so captivating. There is plenty of action and emotions are more realistic and perhaps less noble than the run of the mill stylized protagonist. Frankly Bob purposes some solutions to some international problems that seem extremely sensible. This is another must read from a terrific new author.
I highly recommend it.
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