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Jake Grafton races against time to extinguish a harrowing terrorist plot in Washington, D.C., and prevent all-out catastrophe from enveloping the nation.

When the psychotic Colombian drug lord Chano Aldana is extradited to the United States for trial, he brings his army of vicious mercenaries with him. And as Aldana’s hit men target the President of the United States, the capital is plunged into chaos that only veteran fighter pilot Jake Grafton can stop. With the help of an investigative journalist and an undercover agent, Grafton must find the deadly assassins before they can strike again. But time is running out, and the future of the country hangs in the balance.

©1990 Stephen P. Coonts (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Narco Terror?

What if narco terrorists with lots of money hired mahem and anarchy in the US? Applied the same strong arm tactics to the USA as to Columbia or Venezuela? That's the thesis of this book and Jake Grafton plays a small but crucial role. I was surprised that the US leadership did not apply interdiction in Columbia to the story; it would have improved some. Instead, the author stayed with tactical roles, even making the CJCS a tactical commander. I liked the book and am looking forward to the next in the Grafton series.

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Starts out slow, but give it time.

It starts our slow, and seems to jump around a lot. Jake Grafton is hardly in it at fist. Give it some time. It's a solid story. Well done Stephen. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Robert
  • Burtonsville, MD
  • 06-03-18

Good but not like the other Jake Grafton series .

I enjoyed it but if you're hoping it will have anything to do with aviation you'll be disappointed. It took a bit to get into it and can get kinda confusing at times with all the characters but I'm glad I listened to it. I read all the Grafton books up till The Red Horseman when I was 13 or 14 but decided to listen to them all again starting back in December. some I can remember some I can't, I just turned 35, but overall Stephen Coonts is very talented and the narrator of all of this series, at least so far, has been excellent.

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Geeeez. What a mess.

Everyone loves thoae multiple and separate character pathways that converge ....peak...and follow through. The book does that for about 8 chapters too long and with Character names that are so close in sound .....it is almost impossible to follow.

Multiple starts and finally I just crept painfully along u til Chapter 12 and the story started. .....Geeez I never thought I would ever see Jake Grafton enter the story as a main character.

Stephen Coonts failed me for the first time.

Ugg. Don't buy thia book unless you has 30 hours to spend on a 17 hours book.

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Too complicated!

Too many plots and sub plots. I felt it was confusing and too many different things going on were a major distraction. Also, way too long!

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A few hours too long

This was surprisingly difficult to listen to. It was all over the place. I must have pressed fast forward over 100 times because I was so bored. Too little time was spent on the parts that would have made it a good book. I am extremely disappointed and do not recommend this book.

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Another good story from Steve!

You'll enjoy the constant movement and situations Jake and company continue to find themselves in but it's all on the Ground! All the pilots are walking...

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Awful!

Too long, too improbable! Mostly a waste of time and a perfectly good Audible credit. I'll not waste any time on this "author" again.

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Different

Don't get me wrong I liked this book but it was a little hard to see how it fit in the story line of Jake Grafton the great Navy Pilot/hero. When the story became obvious it was certainly different than all the other Jake Grafton books. If I didn't know better I thought that Coonts was introducing an new character in this book.

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jake grafton and tommy carmalini

What made the experience of listening to Under Siege the most enjoyable?

the narrator

Any additional comments?

I have listened to all the jake grafton and tommy carmalini books except cuba which is not available in unabridged at audible as of yet and have enjoyed the series very much. good action and great characters. I recommend them all.