When elite operative John Stratton is sent to Yemen by the Secret Intelligence Service to track down a suspected al-Qaeda cell, he thinks he knows what he is dealing with. But when he and his colleagues get captured by Somali pirates, all bets are off. Stratton discovers what it is like to be held hostage by ruthless men who have a deadly agenda - men for whom Stratton and his colleagues are just bargaining chips. And this is no ordinary hostage situation: Stratton has stepped right into the middle of a massive and sickening jihadist operation. Fighting trained warriors who know no fear, Stratton's skill and ingenuity will be tested as never before as he battles for his life and for the values he holds dear....
©2011 Duncan Falconer (P)2012 Hachette Digital
I really wanted to like this. I was hoping for another series to explore. I found myself not caring at all about the main character after 2 hours. I actually started the book twice, a few weeks apart, thinking maybe I just had stuff on my mind the first time. Not so much. Maybe it is a good read, definitely not a good performance.
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