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There is a tendency for military thriller authors to substitute continuous action and fabricated suspense for a real plot. The Devil's Waters has all of the action and suspense expected while also having a strong plot. This is the first novel in the USAF Pararescue Thriller series. It is a better novel than The Empty Quarter which is the second book in the series (I reviewed it 13 months ago). The team fights Somali pirates without understanding their real mission is espionage against Iran. Some reviewers write that this novel is unrealistic. I disagree! The espionage scenario by the US could easily occur.
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I am so glad to see a book about the United States Air Force. At times I feel the authors have forgotten this service. This is a highly engaging fast pace military action story. A big freighter is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the cargo is top secret, the order goes out get it back at all costs. The only unit close by is a USAF Para-rescue Jumpers (PJ) a combat search and rescue group stationed in Djibouti. They are usually not a combat operation unit but all the men are combat trained medical rescue people. Robbins spend a considerable amount of time researching this book both military framework and the characters. The amount of time spent on character building would imply Robbins is planning this to be a series rather than a stand alone book. There is lots of action, suspense and thrills in the book to keep one glued to the story. If you enjoy a military action story this book is for you. If you wish to learn a bit about the horn of Africa this book would interest you. Benjamin L Darcie did a good job reading the story.
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As a first audiobook to ever listen too, I found this story very entertaining, in fact I couldn't wait to keep listening. Storyline was paced at exactly the right speed and the twists and turns kept this story entertaining. I would recommend a listen to this story.