Tom Crocker and his team of Navy SEALS Daly, Davis, Maguire, Mancini, and Ritchie are assigned to hit number three al-Qaeda man Abu Rasul Zaman for the torturous murder of American reporter Steve Vogelman. While completing their mission Ritchie is injured and will not accompany the team afterwards for a planned vigorous mountain climb training exercise. Mancini has an accident during the training exercise and returns to camp joining his fellow teammate Ritchie for recovery. During the mountain climbing adventure, an associate named Edyta Potocka is killed in an avalanche and the death sorrowfully affects Daly.
Afterward Crocker meets with his commanding officer and is assigned another mission in Marseille to locate and rescue a missing girl from Norway at the request of the Norwegian government. Crocker’s commanding officer relays the mission as a failure after securing the intended kidnapped target and her captors are not seized and allowed to escape. Crocker will not settle for a failed mission once he realizes the abduction to be part of a larger scale human trafficking conspiracy involving the al-Qaeda and takes his team on another undercover mission to seek the perpetrators.
This novel is full of gunfire adventure with true SEAL language complete with definitions of each technical term used and explanation of weaponry usage. I enjoyed reading the action scenes of the SEAL team operation missions and the characters that portrayed them. I recommend this novel to avid readers of government special operative team narrative themes of seek and rescue operations including assassination assignments.
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