Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Malacca Conspiracy

The Malacca Conspiracy, Don Brown, Fiction/General, Zondervan, 2010, 349 pages

Here is Zondervan’s summary of the book:

In a lightning-paced thriller of political assassination and terrorism on the high seas,
The Malacca Conspiracy will whisk you from Singapore to Indonesia, from Malaysia to Washington. A whirlwind mix of love, war, and high-stakes geopolitical roulette, for Zack Brewer and Diane Colcernian-your favorite JAG characters from Don Brown’s bestselling Navy Justice Series-it’s the last chance for a longstanding romance that is now or never.

Against the exotic background of the Straits of Malacca, a daring plot is hatched to finance a nuclear attack against American cities, and Zack and Diane are thrust into the midst of a sizzling race against the clock to foil the conspiracy before disaster strikes.

The President of the United States orders ships of the U.S. Seventh Fleet towards the Malaccan Strait 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?

This is first military-related fiction I have read in quite a while. From what I could tell, though, Brown really seemed to know his stuff! The plot is well though-out and intriguing. It made you think what you would do if faced with certain decision leaders often have to make. It even included some romance, which was not inappropriate. I did expect a gripping, suspenseful story, which it was right at the end, but wasn’t until then. It could have used more.

My rating: 3 out of 5 stars.

This book was provided free by Zondervan. I was not required to write a positive review.

You can buy The Malacca Conspiracy by clicking on it's cover image above.

Don Brown's website: http://donbrownbooks.com

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds awesome! I'm going to try to get it from the library!