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In 1969, a Navy SEAL, a trained assassin on a confidential mission, is dropped off in the Vietnam jungle. Days later, a U.S. gunboat returns to pick him up, but the boat's young captain panics under fire and leaves the SEAL behind.Twenty years later, that young captain is now a Pentagon admiral as the SEAL returns to Washington, D.C. with his own career change: he's become a sweeper - a clandestine cleaner of secret messes. And he's come back to claim "some things of value" - things the admiral can't afford to lose.Navy Commander Karen Lawrence - sharp, smart, and savvy - is assigned to investigate the bad things that start happening to the admiral. She finds herself caught between one man's boundless ambition and another's relentless quest for revenge.
©2007 P. T. Deutermann; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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"Deutermann's inside knowledge of the Navy and Pentagon politics, coupled with his likable protagonists, make this a gripping new addition to his line of naval mysteries." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Boyce on 06-09-14

Deutermann's Best!!!!!

What did you love best about Sweepers?

I read Sweepers about ten years ago, followed by several other Deutermann books. Now that I am an audiobook fan, I went back to Sweepers because the plot has remained fresh in my mind over the years, and I wanted to hear Dick Hill read it. Great story, very believable. Love the way Deutermann, with a Navy career behind him, talks about the machinations of military protocol so knowledgeably. The sweeper is an erie character.<br/><br/>In my opinion, this is Deutermann's best, but that may be because it just appeals me. I was in Vietnam, so I could really identify with the whole situation involving the sweeper (not that I did anything like that). I have enjoyed his other books that I have read also, and just finished Zero Option on audio, which is also excellent.

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By Aaron G. Sword on 06-22-10

Amazing Story, Very Gripping

This book reaches out and grabs you by the throat and holds you there until you finish it, very well done. I also love how he works in "historical" pieces as well, it's so believable it's crazy. Very intense, very entertaining, and most of all a very good story!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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