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Scimitar SL-2 (2004)

av Patrick Robinson

Serier: Arnold Morgan (7)

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In the Canary Islands, in the southwest corner of the island of La Palma, lies the massive crater of the volcano Cumbre Vieja. Scientists theorize that one day the volcano will explode. Nine hours after the eruption, a mega-tsunami with waves of more than 150 feet high will crash onto American shores, destroying cities from Miami to Boston. Now, what if someone sent a nuclear missile into the volcano and blew it up? Ravi Rashood-America's most-wanted who first sprang on the scene in Barracuda 945-has hatched this diabolical scheme. It's up to United States Admiral Arnold Morgan to stop Rashood before the unimaginable happens. With his trademark military hardware, geopolitical detail, and cutting-edge science, Patrick Robinson is at the top of his game with this new tale that you will pray will never come true.

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This plot is interesting...environmental extortion and the USA held hostage to a "towelhead". The book is marred by multiple errors of fact. For example, the Army NCOs are not called "Senior Chief," a classified EP-3 would not be used for Seattle civilian transportation when Air Force McChord (airlift base) is right down the road. These two egregious examples explain why I rated it a "1". Also, I think that the author just changes the dates and uses the same cruise missile trajectory used in the last book--geez, there's even a hapless civilian that clues the USA leadership...just like the last book. It's got a nice mix of politics, action and intelligence work. It is a real shame, because the 'What If' of the story had great potential. There are more than enough other good authors that I see no need to ever waste my time reading another one of his books. ( )
  buffalogr | Nov 5, 2018 |
As a whole this book is good, it's a solid addition to the Admiral Morgan series. It's got a nice mix of politics, action and intelligence work. There's less undersea action than some of his other books but the story nonetheless does revolve around an Iranian purchased Soviet submarine.

The Iranians, or, "fucking towelheads" as they are referenced in the book, plan an attack which would destroy large parts of the eastern coast of the United States - it's nice to not have the same targets rehashed. However, there were some rather large holes in the plot; such as the rest of the world who would also be devastated to varying degrees not lifting a finger to help.

The edition I read, William Hienemann, 2004, 0434011959 had several editing errors which somewhat broke your immersion in the story such as dates listed as "9 October 9 2009" or one paragraph which had a characters name, "Adan", several times correct but once listed as "Adam". There were only a handful but still I would expect better from a mainstream publishers final edition.

Overall, an enjoyable tale if you can overlook the flaws. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Jan 6, 2014 |
Amid the Canary Islands lies the massive crater of the volcano Cumbre Vieja. Scientists theorize that one day the volcano will erupt, triggering a series of events that would lead to a tsunami higher than any in recorded history. This mega-tsunami, with waves of more than 150 feet in height, would ravage Europe, Africa, and ultimately the East Coast of the United States . It is discovered that Ravi Rashood -- America's nemesis,... ( )
Den här recensionen har flaggats av flera medlemmar för att den bryter mot användarvillkoren och visas därför inte längre (visa den).
  Tutter | Mar 3, 2015 |
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In the Canary Islands, in the southwest corner of the island of La Palma, lies the massive crater of the volcano Cumbre Vieja. Scientists theorize that one day the volcano will explode. Nine hours after the eruption, a mega-tsunami with waves of more than 150 feet high will crash onto American shores, destroying cities from Miami to Boston. Now, what if someone sent a nuclear missile into the volcano and blew it up? Ravi Rashood-America's most-wanted who first sprang on the scene in Barracuda 945-has hatched this diabolical scheme. It's up to United States Admiral Arnold Morgan to stop Rashood before the unimaginable happens. With his trademark military hardware, geopolitical detail, and cutting-edge science, Patrick Robinson is at the top of his game with this new tale that you will pray will never come true.

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