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Deadly Coast Audiobook

Deadly Coast

As Tom Dugan and Alex Kairouz, his partner and best friend, struggle to ransom their ship and crew from murderous Somali pirates, things take a turn for the worse. A US Navy contracted tanker with a full load of jet fuel is also hijacked, not by garden variety pirates, but by terrorists with links to Al Qaeda, changing the playing field completely. With a possible link between piracy and terrorism now in play, the US and British governments order the halt of all negotiations for captive ships, and enraged pirates ratchet up the mistreatment of the captive crews.
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Publisher's Summary

In the wake of his best-selling thriller Deadly Straits, which drew comparisons to Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, and W.E.B. Griffin, newcomer R.E. McDermott is back with an action-packed sequel.

Dugan thought Somali pirates were bad news. Then it got worse.

As Tom Dugan and Alex Kairouz, his partner and best friend, struggle to ransom their ship and crew from murderous Somali pirates, things take a turn for the worse. A US Navy contracted tanker with a full load of jet fuel is also hijacked, not by garden variety pirates, but by terrorists with links to Al Qaeda, changing the playing field completely.

With a possible link between piracy and terrorism now in play, the US and British governments order the halt of all negotiations for captive ships, and enraged pirates ratchet up the mistreatment of the captive crews. When one of his crewmen is murdered in front of him on a live video feed, a frustrated Dugan takes matters into his own hands and starts his own rescue operation, only to stumble across something far more sinister - a rogue salvage operation for a long lost weapon of mass destruction. Isolated at sea on an old tanker previously destined for the ship breakers, Dugan and his hastily assembled little force of Russian mercenaries find themselves the last line of defense between the world and a terrifying bio-weapon.

Weaving historical fact with speculative fiction, Deadly Coast takes the listener from London board rooms into the very real world of modern day pirates - and their victims.

©2012 Robert Eugene McDermott (P)2013 Robert Eugene McDermott

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    Amazon Customer Austin,TX 04-26-16
    Amazon Customer Austin,TX 04-26-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Fascinating look at the problem of piracy"

    Great read from one of my new favorite authors . This is a awesome follow up to the first Tom Dugan book. Loved the creative, if temporary, solution to Somalian piracy.

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    Patricia Linn 04-25-16
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    "Deadly Coast"

    Story was riveting. Audio performance excellent. Use of Our Lord's Name in vain DEPLORABLE

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    in1ear (John Row) 04-21-16
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    "Piracy in Modern Times"
    What made the experience of listening to Deadly Coast the most enjoyable?

    A flowing narration combined with edge of your seat tension and action.


    What other book might you compare Deadly Coast to and why?

    A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days at Sea. The recent true account that was made into the Tom Hanks movie "Captain Phillips".


    Which character – as performed by Todd Haberkorn – was your favorite?

    Tom Dugan. Though ALL of Todd Haberkorn's performance was high quality.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    What happens off the coast of Somali doesn't necessarily stay there.


    Any additional comments?

    Non stop action. Interesting subject to me, anyway. Well written and top notch narration. Who could ask for more?

    Thank you for making this available to review. I enjoyed it.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

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    Denis 04-12-16
    Denis 04-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Timely story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Good plot and characters great story!


    What other book might you compare Deadly Coast to and why?

    Introduction reminds me of Clive Cussler stories.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to other books by the same author.

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    Amazon Customer Olympia, WA 03-15-16
    Amazon Customer Olympia, WA 03-15-16

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    "Great Read/listening"
    What did you love best about Deadly Coast?

    Plot was very timely and exciting. Like Dugan character and his buddies and intricate story. It was interesting at the end to hear of actual things that story was based on.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dugan is the hero, but pirate characters and Russians were interesting. Dugan is so much fun as he gets into scraps and saves the day.


    Have you listened to any of Todd Haberkorn’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    1st audio book in my 76 years of avid reading physical books. I thought the narrator was excellent and his changes in voices added a colorful dimension to listening. Reading doesn't seem to capture the nuances of speech like a narration.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was rooting for the female ship capt and booing the Korean ship capt. Happy for the priates ending.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to next McDermott book and more adventures. Will certainly use audible books again as it is nice to listen to story and be able to multitask, which you cannot do with holding a physical book.

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    Don Beach 03-09-16
    Don Beach 03-09-16
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    "Great series and great book"
    If you could sum up Deadly Coast in three words, what would they be?

    Spellbinding
    Well written


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Deadly Coast?

    When I realized the Pirates were not getting off the ship


    What about Todd Haberkorn’s performance did you like?

    Haberkorn does an excellent job with the multiple dialects and making it all seem real.


    Any additional comments?

    My wife couldn't understand why I seemed to do nothing but listen to my IPad. Usually it takes me several weeks to finish an audiobook, but finished this one in 4 days.

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    OldRetiredGuy 03-07-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Non stop action"
    Would you listen to Deadly Coast again? Why?

    May have done a disservice to the author by reading this as my first in the series. There a lot of characters to keep track of, and the author provides e.nough detail that you care for some of the protagonists. Unfortunately, at times there are so many cliffhangers you can,t keep track of who is in what crisis.


    If you’ve listened to books by R. E. McDermott before, how does this one compare?

    First one, but I intend to finish the series.


    What about Todd Haberkorn’s performance did you like?

    Excellent character separation, good affective range and convincing accents. All in all a real positive addition to the story.


    Any additional comments?

    The outcome pursued by the author appears in a final form more quickly and perfectly than large problems in real life who seldom if ever are so easy to solve

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    Paula 11-16-15
    Paula 11-16-15
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    "Excellent read!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who likes action adventure stories. The author's notes following the story were as fascinating as the story itself.

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    Richard F. Walsh Bowie, Md. United States 11-09-15
    Richard F. Walsh Bowie, Md. United States 11-09-15
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    "Great new twist for a Thriller."
    What did you love best about Deadly Coast?

    Unlike many spy/terrorist novels these days, McDermott doesn't spend time with politically correct excuses for the Islamists. Dugan is more of an everyday guy who gets thrown into the frying pan and thinks his way out as much as he does fight his way out.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This second book is as good as the 1st. He keeps things moving while developing the characters.


    What about Todd Haberkorn’s performance did you like?

    The narration just fits.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes, but it ended up taking 2.


    Any additional comments?

    I put Dugan up there near Scott Horvath and Mitch Rapp, who solves problems and stops attacks as much with his mind as with guns, which he and his cohorts have no qualms using when needed.

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    David Cooke 10-27-15
    David Cooke 10-27-15
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    "Held my attention the entire way."

    I am a great lover of military and techno-thrillers. I have enjoyed Tom Clancy and Dale Brown. I had more trouble getting into John Grisham because it was hard to root for a lawyer. :)
    Having served in the army, I am less familiar with all things naval, but R E McDermott paints a vivid picture that almost makes you feel you are on the boat. I read the first Dugan novel as a free sample and was pleasantly surprised at the offer of a free audiobook just for trying it. I am looking forward to future Dugan novels.

    -Dave Cooke

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