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Scimitar SL2


Год выпуска: 2004
Автор: Patrick Robinson
Performer: Eric Steel
Издательство: BBC Audiobooks
Type: audiobook
Аудио кодек: MP3
Audio bitrate: 44
Описание: From Publishers Weekly
Ravi Rashood, the arch-villain of Robinson's 2003 adventure, Barracuda
945, returns for another round with Adm. Arnold Morgan, national security
adviser for the former U.S. president, a militaristic Republican. Rashood
and Morgan's showdown takes on some of the aura of the Holmes/Moriarty
duel - Rashood has even named his new submarine Barracuda II - thanks,
in part, to Robinson's rather plummy prose; not even Clive Cussler would
have a character utter "Streuth" as an expletive. At 64, the crusty
Morgan has earned his retirement and married his longtime love (and
longer-time secretary), Kathy O'Brien. The recently elected Democratic
president, "peacenik" Charles McBride, has little use for Morgan's services;
Morgan's sidelining gives Hamas General Rashood the opening he needs
to hatch another nefarious plot. Robinson builds the story's tension
slowly; the lesser lights newly installed in federal security positions
are slow to put together the pieces of seemingly unrelated events -
including the murder of the world's leading geophysicist in London and
the surprising eruption of Mount St. Helens. Rashood's plan, which tangentially
includes evergreen Western foes Russia, North Korea and China, involves
triggering an apocalyptic mega-tsunami via volcanic eruptions caused
by a nuclear-tipped guided cruise missile launched from the aforementioned
Barracuda... whew! Robinson's full-bodied, measured prose has a retro
feel, and his narrative, studded with informative historical and political
tidbits, turns every new setting into its own short story.

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Book Description
Amid the Canary Islands lies the massive crater of thevolcano Cumbre
Vieja. Scientists theorize that one day the volcano will erupt, triggering
a series of events that will lead to a tsunami higher than any in recorded
history. This mega-tsunami, with waves of more than 150 feet in height,
would ravage Europe, Africa, and ultimately the East Coast of the United
States, causing immeasurable loss of life and destruction ...
After Professor Paul Landon, the world's most prominent geophysicist,
is found with a bullet in his head, it is discovered that Ravi Rashood
-- America's nemesis and the former SAS officer who is now the head
of Hamas -- has hatched a diabolical plot against the West: to fire
a nuclear-tipped guided cruise missile -- Scimitar SL-2, named for the
curved sword of the Muslim warrior Saladin -- into Cumbre Vieja.
United States Admiral Arnold Morgan, the retired National Security Adviser,
and the Pentagon know it's not a joke when Rashood, accompanied once
again by his wife, the Palestinian Shakira, explodes Mount St. Helens.
Morgan knows something even more horrific is to come.
But stopping them won't be easy.
Rashood and his Hamas crew are deep in the ocean, in an undetectable
sub, which he managed to procure from Russia via communist China. Perhaps
worse, a new President, a weak-willed liberal in the White House, worries
about taking a stand. As the terrorists' deadline approaches, the newly
implemented and unseasoned National Security team must consider the
unthinkable. They must assume the daunting task of organizing a mass
relocation of major population centers along the East Coast to safer
ground.
Morgan once again finds himself at the center of a desperate cat-and-mouse
chase, battling his greatest enemy yet as he races against time to locate
the silent underwater marauder and stop Rashood before the unimaginable
happens.
With his trademark authentic research and grasp of military hardware,
geopolitics, and cutting-edge science, Patrick Robinson is at the top
of his game with this new tale.
Rating: 5 / 5 (Votes: 4)
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