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Power Play: Mack Bedford, Book 4 | [Patrick Robinson]

Power Play: Mack Bedford, Book 4

The year is 2018 - a highly volatile nuclear world. Israel has obliterated the deep underground nuclear weapons facility built by Iran. The United States has destroyed the nuclear facility of a defiant North Korea. The Russians have upped the stakes in the latest world power-play - cyber warfare - to reduce the US to helplessness: a three-strike missile attack on the National Security Agency at Fort Mead, Maryland, while simultaneously jamming the top-secret electronic access key to America’s nuclear launch system.
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The year is 2018 - a highly volatile nuclear world. Israel has obliterated the deep underground nuclear weapons facility built by Iran. The United States has destroyed the nuclear facility of a defiant North Korea. The Russians have upped the stakes in the latest world power-play - cyber warfare - to reduce the United States to helplessness: a three-strike missile attack on the National Security Agency at Fort Mead, Maryland, while simultaneously jamming the top-secret electronic access key to America’s nuclear launch system - the nuclear football. If successful, Russia would blow the United States off the nuclear map.

Meanwhile the British Royal Navy, formerly the most powerful in the world, is rapidly crumbling, leaving the United States without its main deep-sea ally at a time when they’re needed most. As this geopolitical battle comes to light behind closed doors dealings and dark secrets, it is up to Mossad spymaster, codenamed the 'Golan', to avert the Russian scheme, and there is only one man he in turn can trust to get the job done: US Navy Seal Mack Bedford.

It’s up to Mack Bedford to devise a plan to stop the Russians before they and their cyber weaponry reach the Chinese border - the launch site of their master plan. And with the entire country’s fate in his hands, Mack and his hard-trained, one of a kind SEAL Team 10 must not, cannot fail.

©2012 Patrick Robinson (P)2012 AudioGO

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    G. House Sr. Sherborn, MA, United States 08-08-13
    G. House Sr. Sherborn, MA, United States 08-08-13 Member Since 2012

    I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.

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    "Interesting plot - slow to develp"

    Power Play is the latest in the Mack Bedford series. At this point there is no doubt that the old Patrick Robinson style of the Admiral Moran series is not coming back. In that series, Robinson made you feel for the villain almost as much as for the hero.

    Power Play is about a resurging Russian nation and a plan to strike back at the United States for making it feel impotent. The plot is interesting and there are plenty of twists -- however, many of these twists are foreseeable and the story lack surprise and depth. Joe Barrnett did not add any punch to the story, his character voices were mainly flat and without emotion.

    This is a fence novel in that, if you are a eager fan of Robinson - listen ; if you are considering reading this novel as a first Robinson reader -- I'd pass. I am going to pass on novel 5 if it is ever released.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Paige 11-27-12
    Paige 11-27-12

    Listening to books is the way I separate from the stress of being an attorney. I enjoy fiction, mystery thrillers, an occasional romance, and books about cutting edge medicine and science. I was a History major so that is always interesting too.

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    "Everything old is new again"
    What did you love best about Power Play?

    The gutsy responsiveness of our country and the particular island chosen be our partner and ally in the future. United States could use more of the determined spirit of that nation.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The old fashioned devotion to do what is right.


    Which character – as performed by Joe Barrett – was your favorite?

    Hard not to like a Seal


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Good plot and ideas for future partners to fight what is already global insanity

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    archy instructor 02-20-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Are the Soviets back in the Game?"

    Patrick is back with a great book. Only problem is that it went by to quickly. His character of Mack Bedford teamed up with Arnold Morgan made for an interesting plot. I wonder what the Irish would really think about becoming out 51st state. A nuclear strike on Fort Meade Md. is a chilling possibility. Look forward to Patrick's next book

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey Lake Grove, NY, United States 01-07-13
    Jeffrey Lake Grove, NY, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Good story....where is the action?"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    N/A


    Would you recommend Power Play to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would, but disappointing compared to all the other Patrick Robinson books. Way too much detail and not enough operational action.


    Did Joe Barrett do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    Not the ususal Patrick Robinson blend of detail, planning and action.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    lee Atlanta, GA, United States 01-04-13
    lee Atlanta, GA, United States 01-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Where did the action go?"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Te original narrator for all of the Arnold Morgan books. He makes Morgan sound like a wimp. More action and less useless background.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The basic plot is good but how the story is told is lacking.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Better Narrator!!!!!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not many


    Any additional comments?

    No, I think I have summed it up.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Scott 01-02-13
    Scott 01-02-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Good story, but the narrator was challenging"
    Where does Power Play rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The story was really good, just as I had susptected it would be. Unfortunately the narrator challenged me to stay in the story. It was simply things, pronuciations, accents, etc that bothered me. Especially pronuciations. Seriously, if you're going to read a book, you had better understand what you're saying because I sincerely believe that the author did.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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