Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Malacca Conspiracy

A rogue Indonesian general and his army of terrorists attack oil tankers in the Strait of Malacca in order to profit from oil futures and buy nuclear weapons to establish an Islamic superpower.


Navy JAG officers Zack Brewer and Diane Colcernian race against the odds and a 24-hour deadline before nuclear attacks hit the United States. Departing from the sea of books barely better than soap opera romance and using the frantic pacing of suspense fiction, Brown glides flawlessly among global hotspots of terrorism--including the United States--and the book's principal settings in Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia.


The President of the United States orders ships of the U.S. Seventh Fleet towards the Malacca Straits to reassert control over the sea lanes, but with time quickly ticking away, will they arrive in time for Zack and Diane to survive this dangerous and final high-stakes drama of life and death?





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Book Review

With the recent oil spill just off the Gulf, this book was almost too realistic in the story line.     The only different was that in the book the oil spills were not accidents, but well orchestrated events.    The plan is to create chaos so that terrorists can not only play the markets to create their own wealth, but begin to take control of the sea lanes.

Thankfully, a Lieutenant working working in the New York Mercantile Exchange notices suspicious activity and alerts the chairman and president.     What transpires is a race against the clock to prevent a nuclear attack.       It takes a lot of teamwork, breath taking decisions and faith on the part of the characters to make it happen.

I love this kind of book!    I found myself wishing that we could elect President Mack to be our next president.      I would vote for him for sure.    

1 comment:

Beth said...

I have this book at home from the library to read. Can't wait to start it!