Kept secret from the American public, after the inept response of public emergency agencies to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, military contractor companies began quietly offering private emergency services.
At a price only the wealthy can afford, these contracts function as a worldwide 911, offering personal rapid-response extraction from anywhere, at any time, in any situation. The Sunset Mist luxury liner has been overrun by terrorists off the coast of Florida. On board is billionaire Danforth Percy Sinclair, who makes one last desperate phone call before his capture to activate his Katrina contract.
On shore, at Redfire Advanced Security Solutions corporate headquarters, Rod North and a small team of ex-Special Forces operatives are dispatched to rescue Mr. Sinclair. Also converging on the scene are a federal negotiator and Navy support vessel. Unknown to them all, there are secrets and deceptions already taking place on the Sunset Mist.
Rod North and his team don't know it, but they are charging headlong into a situation far more dangerous and complex than they could possibly imagine. They'll be lucky to extract Sinclair, luckier still to escape alive!
If you could sum up The Katrina Contract in three words, what would they be?
Witty Adrenaline Thriller.
Who was your favorite character and why?
The main character, Rod North. He was tough but in a natural way. It didn't feel forced.
What about Dan Boice’s performance did you like?
I love all his character voices. Particularly, for Rod's boss.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Had to dice it up. Listened to it in two sittings.
Any additional comments?
Overall, a great book, exciting premise. It reminded me of the works of Crichton or perhaps Stephen Hunter. But it really has it's own style.
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.