The Chinese dragon is flexing its muscles. As its military begins to prey on neighbors in the South China Sea, attacking fishing vessels and scheming to seize natural resources, the US goes on high alert. But a far more ominous danger lurks closer to home: a Chinese sleeper cell has planted a nuclear weapon in the harbor at Norfolk, Virginia, the biggest naval base on the planet. The target: a secret rendezvous of the Atlantic Fleet aircraft carriers and their battle groups.
When the CIA director is assassinated and Jake Grafton is appointed to take his place, he gets wind of the conspiracy, but has no idea when or where the attack will occur. In the meantime, a series of assassinations, including an attempt on the life of the President, shake the country and deliberately mask a far more sinister objective. Can Jake Grafton and his right hand man, Tommy Carmellini, stop the plot to destroy the US Navy?
©2016 Stephen Coonts (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
At age 70 author Stephen Coonts is getting better! His two releases this year are his best novels ever and are on par with the very best of the espionage thriller genre. First there was this novel The Art of War then Liberty's Last Stand. Both are in the Tommy Carmellini series. The suspense is intense and sustained. Narration Eric G Dove matches the high quality of the novel. I VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND this novel!
another well done story with some of the best characters! series much better if listened Robin order starting with Jake Grafton series...
As I listen to these stories I realized that I miss the interaction between Jake and Toad. TOAD'S ROBIN TO JAKE'S BATMAN'S. I'm hoping that Tommy's Witt will come to past. Toad is like a younger brother. Smart, mouthy, sly, irreverent, and just plain KOOL. LZ - a fan
Interesting story but just a few too many implausible pieces that you just have to go with. Still had some interesting twists and overall concept was interesting. Great quotes at the start of each chapter
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