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Creating Madness [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Rafkin
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Book Description

Terrorists have attacked the harbor of Galveston

"Terrorists have attacked the harbor of Galveston, Texas, where a dirty bomb was detonated next to a container ship, resulting in major damage to the container ship, and the radiation released by the explosion could be disastrous. We have no further information at this time except that the president and the head of Homeland Security have pushed the terror alert to RED!

Andre Petrov, a successful security company executive, forms the Oceans Reconnaissance Commission and Asso-ciates (O.R.C.A.) to provide coastal and port protection against global terrorism, drug trafficking, and environ-mental issues. Retired Navy SEAL Commander Reef Jo-hansson and the beautiful Alexis Mikos, a former Greek Secret Service agent, plus a handpicked group of security and computer specialists lead O.R.C.A. against the terror-ists. Using cutting-edge ballistics technology and specially designed and powerful Orca boats, they attempt to foil a diabolical terrorist plot funded and contrived by a vengeance-seeking North Korean family and a wealthy Iranian mullah.

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From the Author

Creating Madness is not just a novel. Scenarios to those found within could really happen, if not today, than tomorrow or even a year from now. Creating Madness exposes just how vulnerable we are, and how our government's layered bureaucracy is truly ineffective.

About the Author

San Pedro native Andrew Rafkin was born in 1946 and grew up in a commerical fishing family. When he was nineteen, he worked aboard a 90-foot boat, which was caught in a hurricane force storm. This event later served as in spiration for his first novel,Red Sky Morning.Rafkin served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and later graduated from California State University/Dominguez Hills with degrees in economics and markering. He is a successful entrepreneur and is the owner and president of a Southern California security company for over 30 years.Rafkin and his wife currently live in San Pedro on the bluff overlooking the Pacific. He spends his spare time reading, fishing, hunting, golfing, and making his own wine.

Watch for the next novel in the O.R.C.A. series,Mediterranean Madness.

Product Details

  • File Size: 520 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc. (October 7, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003Y74H46
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #593,217 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Could this madness become reality? March 29, 2010
Creating Madness gives us non-stop, page-turning, exiting action. Rafkin uses his brilliant technical knowledge of modern terrorist security threat, in the context of recent world political change, their histories and outcomes, to keep us turning the pages.

His likeable characters take us on an interesting and enjoyable, if scary, journey to the very last chapter, leaving the reader looking forward to his next story. - Carol Day-Author "Sahara to Shame" and "Secret Lives"
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Creating Madness by Andrew Rafkin begins with a bang, literally, when a terrorist's dirty bomb explodes in the harbor of Galveston, Texas. But the explosion is merely the first thread of the fuse, a spark of the madness yet to come.

When Andre Petrov, a Vietnam veteran with degrees in business and economics, sells his multi-million dollar company, he takes on a private sector organization funded by the United States government, one vital to the nation's and ultimately, the globe's security. With others, he will oversee and operate a new design of security boats destined to guard and protect the world's coastlines. Raitreef "Reef" Johansson, a retired commander in the Navy SEALs, is placed in charge of construction. Alexis Mikos, a former Greek Secret Service Agent, is as beautiful as she is deadly. Together with a cast of intriguing, unique characters, they form Oceans Reconnaissance Commission and Associates, otherwise known as ORCA, and appointed with the task of creating these super weapon vessels of extreme capabilities and putting them to work.

Kim Su Hon, a North Korean Naval Commander, festers with a monstrous hate, one conceived through the bloody death of his family during the Korean conflict. He's hell bent on exacting his revenge, his hunger for it reaching far beyond the boundaries of sanity. Hon uses his intellect as a weapon, devising a formula of attack against America and her allies on multiple levels. As Hon joins with others who intend the most harm to the United States, her most ardent enemies, the threat posed magnifies, surpassing any that a color classification could possible contrive.

Creating Madness is the first in a series of action thrillers firmly grounded in a world changed forever by 9/11.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars International Intrigue - Diabolical Madness August 27, 2009
In "Creating Madness" author, Andrew Rafkin introduces an action suspense political techno thriller series based on the Oceans Reconnaissance Commission, (O. R. C. A.) with a compelling thriller.

A terrorist attack in the Galveston harbor and the uncertainty of a disastrous release of radiation cause the president and head of Homeland security to put the country on terrorist RED alert. A Northern Korean family, seeking revenge, and Iranian extremists have joined forces with terrorists in an attempt to destroy freedom in the United States .

Andre Petrov, an affluent security company executive, creator of O.R.C.A. Retired Navy SEAL Commander "Reef" Johansson, and Alexis Mikos, a former Greek Secret Service agent, bring together a handpicked team of security and computer specialists to furnish coastal and port security against worldwide terrorists, drug traffic, and environmental concerns. All stops are pulled to thwart the attempts of the terrorists and their Korean and Iranian sponsors in their planned attacks on San Diego , San Francisco , New York , and harbors.

A strong plot, technical savvy and a comprehensive understanding of global political positioning combine to make this a cutting edge novel of international intrigue. Compelling, timely, and believable, a great read.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Hasty Adventure September 1, 2010
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The idea of an elite team of ex-military private contractors operating a fleet of superboats to protect harbors and shorelines, and thereby engaging in feats of derring-do fighting a parade of bad guys set on dominance and destruction, is a good one. There is a lot of potential in this book, but it also had a number of flaws that made me wish the author would take the time for a do-over. Everything that happened in this novel was excellent adventure material, and the author is obviously knowledgeable about the backstory included in the book. The problems were in the execution.

The establishment of ORCA, a private security firm operating a fleet of boats, happened far too quickly and seamlessly for an operation of its complexity. The millions in government funding were glossed over and too easily accomplished. The team was also put together far too quickly and easily. There was a story to be told here, but we zipped by it from a distance without pausing for a breath.

Even books that are mostly about action need good characters, but none were fleshed out here. Everyone was ex-military, either happily married to a great spouse or living a free and easy single life. When the breakneck pace slowed enough for some dialogue, it was flat and uninspired, more of a pause between action than character building. The author should also refrain from starting every single bit of dialogue with "Well," and should think about doing away with its use altogether.

I was not invested in any of the characters in this book or anything that was going on because I never felt as if I got to participate. It felt as if everything was happening somewhere far away and did not even seek to engage me.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars unedited and unbelievable
I'm disappointed when reading an under edited and unbelievable book that purports to be a contemporary adventure book, but is really is an opportunity for the author to spew... Read more
Published 16 months ago by bookworm
4.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling adventure
I enjoy adventure books and couldn't resist the description on this when offered as a freebie. I think I've discovered another author and I so enjoy that. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Numa Junkie
4.0 out of 5 stars Great new Series
Andrew Rafkin has given those of us who enjoy action, adventure and technology another group of characters to follow. The added patriotism is just icing on a pretty tasty cake.
Published 21 months ago by Paul B
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good Read
I really liked this book but I had a couple of issues overall with it. Unlike another reviewer I thought it was a 100 pages too long, not 300 pages too short. Read more
Published 21 months ago by M Slott
4.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting Read
I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next one. It was difficult to put the book down.
Published 21 months ago by David Kirkey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Thriller
I'd give this thriller a five just for the manner in which Rafkin brings out the terrorist mind and their methods in a very readable and exciting way. Read more
Published on January 6, 2011 by Annie
5.0 out of 5 stars Non stop Action
Author Andrew Rafkin, himself a Vietnam vet, delivers an exciting "can't put down" book seemingly based loosely on todays global unrest. Read more
Published on November 24, 2010 by cinnor67
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Action!
Creating Madness by Andrew Rafkin is a fast paced non-stop adventure from page 1. The hero, Andre Petrov seems real enough to be a leader in today's current events. Read more
Published on November 24, 2010 by Cindy U.
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced thrilling read
Creating Madness is a fast-moving thrill ride of a book built around the premise that two radical anti-Americans team up, pool resources and spend years plotting their master plan... Read more
Published on November 23, 2010 by Laura
4.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal Novel
Creating Madness is a very good book that keeps you wanting more, I just couldn't put it down. this is a book with excitement, suspense, action and drama. Read more
Published on November 21, 2010 by Mz.Dez
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More About the Author

Andrew J. Rafkin, was born in 1946 in San Pedro, California. He is the #1 Amazon bestselling author of Mexican Madness, and Angels Gate.
He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and later graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills with degrees in economics and marketing. He is a successful entrepreneur and president of Palos Verdes Security Systems, and certified by the Department of Homeland Security.
Andrew has received the EVVY literary award for Red Sky Morning and the Readers Favorite Awards for his Madness trilogy Creating Madness, Mediterranean Madness, and Mexican Madness.
He has co-authored with Louis Pagano to write Angels Gate, recipient of the Global eBook, and Readers Favorite awards, and currently considered for a future movie.
Rafkin's new novel, Reaper Six, is a true gripping story about the leader of a Special Black Ops team missions, during the Vietnam War, and is an Amazon Best Seller.
He lives with his wife, Lynn, in San Pedro, California, and spends his spare time reading, fishing, hunting, golfing, and making wine.
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