Force Protection

Force Protection

by Gordon Kent (Author)


From the acclaimed author of Hostile Contact comes an exhilarating new tale of modern espionage and military adventure featuring US Navy intelligence officer Alan Craik -- sure to appeal to the many fans of Tom Clancy and Dale Brown. While his carrier USS Thomas Jefferson patrols the Indian Ocean, intelligence officer Alan Craik flies to Mombasa to assess security. But no sooner has he arrived in the Kenyan port than a US Navy support vessel is blown up at dockside. In the ensuing mayhem, violence erupts in the ancient streets, rapidly spiralling out of control -- until Craik steps in, risking his life to prevent further chaos. When the dust has settled, he receives orders to investigate the apparently motiveless attack, and is assigned a special team from the Jefferson, with full aerial back-up. Rumours suggest the involvement of Muslim terrorists. Alan has his own ideas, but when a car bomb explodes outside a US agency in Cairo, it becomes clear that someone objects to the US presence in the area. Nobody knows where or when the next attack will come. And with a new battle group heading to the Suez Canal and a massive storm brewing in the Indian Ocean, Alan Craik must act fast.


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More Information

Format: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 05 Jul 2004

ISBN 10: 0007131704
ISBN 13: 9780007131709

Media Reviews
Praise for Gordon Kent's thrillers:'Flying, spying and dying -- the real straight Navy stuff. Better strap yourself to the chair. I loved it.' STEPHEN COONTS'Kent knows his subject at first hand and the expertise shows on the page: high stakes, pounding tension and the best dogfights put on paper. Enjoy the ride!' IAN RANKIN'Consistently excellent ... loaded with gunfights, snappy dialogue and the aerial hijinks of supersonic jet fighters.' Publishers Weekly'Told with all the authority of inside knowledge ... an absorbing tale of international skulduggery.' Irish News
Author Bio
Gordon Kent is the pseudonym of a father-and-son writing team, both of whom have extensive personal experience in the US Navy. Both are former Intelligence officers and both served as aircrew. The son earned his Observer wings in S-3 Vikings during the Gulf conflict. After service in the Mediterranean, Persian Gulf, Pacific and Africa, he left active duty in 1999.