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Deadly Coast (A Tom Dugan Novel) [Kindle Edition]

R.E. McDermott
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Book Description

Dugan thought Somali pirates were bad news. Then it got worse.

As Tom Dugan and Alex Kairouz, his partner and best friend, struggle to ransom their ship and crew from murderous Somali pirates, things take a turn for the worse. A US Navy contracted tanker with a full load of jet fuel is also hijacked, not by garden variety pirates, but by terrorists with links to Al Qaeda, changing the playing field completely.

With a possible link between piracy and terrorism now in play, the US and British governments order the halt of all negotiations for captive ships, and enraged pirates ratchet up the mistreatment of the captive crews. When one of their crewman is murdered in front of him on a live video feed, a frustrated Dugan takes matters into his own hands and starts his own rescue operation, only to stumble across something far more sinister -- a rogue salvage operation for a long lost weapon of mass destruction. Isolated at sea on an old tanker previously destined for the ship breakers, Dugan and his hastily assembled little force of Russian mercenaries find themselves the last line of defense between the world and a terrifying bio-weapon.

Weaving historical fact with speculative fiction, Deadly Coast takes the reader from London board rooms into the very real world of modern day pirates -- and their victims.

READER COMMENTS (Read full reviews below)

"As a fan of Clancy and Griffin, I was skeptical, but the book came through as described and I really enjoyed it."
Indiver, Amazon - 5 Stars

"A rip-roaring thriller!"
Captain Chris, Amazon - 5 Stars

Pretty damned good  read and well worth those five stars.
Claudette, Amazon - 5 Stars

I didn't have high hopes for a book about Somali pirates. I was wrong. An authentic action thriller with a dash of humour and interesting characters that have been well developed. I did several years at sea so a novel where the the author writes with so much in-depth knowledge of things nautical is very refreshing.
Rod, Amazon - 5 Stars

"I was blown away! McDermott is right up there with the best like Tom Clancy and WEB Griffin.
MCole, Amazon - 5 Stars

"McDermott Rocks! Adding McDermott to the top of my list."
Steve Mayfield, Amazon - 5 Stars

"Mr. McDermott knows his subject, intimately. Everything about his characters and events ring absolutely true. It's like early Tom Clancy."
Ross G. Gauld, Amazon - 5 Stars

"A great read from beginning to end! McDermott has found Cussler's formula for keeping his readers fully engaged and on the edge of their seats."
Money, Amazon - 5 Stars

"Absolutely riveting! Deadly Coast is even better than the first book Deadly Straits."
RxConsult, Amazon - 5 Stars

"I like great stories with nautical themes and this one is as good as any I've read recently."
Mark R., Amazon - 5 Stars

"Lots of action and very hard to put down - up two nights in a row until 2 AM. It equals Tom Clancy and Clive Cussler."
Thomas Rears, Amazon - 5 Stars

"Still better than Clancy! Held my interest for the entire book."
Cletus1954, Amazon - 5 Stars

"Fantastic story line. This is a book I'll read again someday."
Joe Tompkins, Amazon - 5 Star

"In a league with Cussler, Wilber Smith, and MacLean. A great storyteller, weaving a great tale."
Vinu Raman, Amazon - 5 Stars


Editorial Reviews

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Five Stars - Steven Konkoly, author of the best-selling Black Flagged and Perseid Collapse series. Once again, McDermott delivers everything I've come to expect from this subject matter expert and master storyteller. How can McDermott bring an original extremist terrorism story into a market crowded with the same? Trust me. He nails it, with a finely researched, briskly paced, entirely satisfying thriller. From the opening chapters, McDermott had me hooked. As a former naval officer who served on naval vessels in the region described by McDermott, I can attest to the realism and authenticity of the setting and action. Read this book. You won't be disappointed.

Five Stars - William Bentrim, Pick of the Literate blog

"Once again, McDermott has done a super job with his characterizations. The plot could be lifted from the daily news.There is plenty of action and emotions are more realistic and perhaps less noble than the run of the mill stylized protagonist. Another must read from a terrific author."

Five Stars - Nancy, Cheryl's Book Nook blog

"The author, a veteran mariner, knows whereof he speaks and writes with authority. The characters are people I'd want coming after me if I were on a hijacked ship! Go get this one, it was great!"

Five Stars - Quasar "Q", Kindle Users Forum (UK)
"As we have come to expect from Mr. McDermott, this thriller unwinds at breakneck speed. The author's grasp of the details of ocean-going craft and the vagaries of human nature, rival that of the masterful Tom Clancy. All the characters are highly believable, and one simply must keep reading until the very last page. Unputdownable."

About the Author

I grew up on the Gulf Coast and a seagoing career just came naturally. After graduation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, I sailed as a ship's officer for a number of years and then spent a decade in shore side ship management before becoming an independent (i.e. self-employed) marine surveyor in 1986. Some years later I formed a company specializing in ship construction management and supervision. I've been a lot of places, seen interesting things, and lived for extended periods in both South America and the Far East (Singapore and China). By far the most interesting aspect of travel (and life in general) is the people you meet along the way, and I've had the good fortune to encounter a lot of interesting characters. Bits and pieces of some of them make their way into the characters of my novels.

I write the type of stories I like to read. For me, that means ordinary people forced by circumstances into extraordinary situations. I dislike stories in which the hero is some combination of brain surgeon/nuclear physicist (or who has some equally far-fetched skill set) and who just coincidentally happens to be an ace helicopter pilot and a fifth degree black belt in several different martial arts. Like the rest of us mortals, my characters are normal people who screw up from time to time and have to live with the results.

I'm currently retired from the marine business and living in Tennessee with my lovely (and patient) wife of 39 years. Our current and mutual ambition is to return to Singapore for several months each year. In addition to writing and travel, I occasionally (when cornered) complete a task on my 'honey do' list, and from time to time, join my wife in badgering our children to produce grandchildren. All in all, a rewarding life.

Product Details

  • File Size: 467 KB
  • Print Length: 329 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0983741735
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: R.E. McDermott (December 10, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00958ALWU
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,398 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars McDermott hits it out of the park with this book! September 3, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
McDermott has hit it out of the park with his follow-up to Deadly Straits. We have the same players from Deadly Straits, but this time they are taking on the pirates in Somalia. What I love about McDermott is that the story could actually have happened. He takes fact, adds a little spice of fiction, and comes with an awesome recipe of a successful story.

The Russians are back in action with this book, and they are funnier than ever. McDermott totally made me laugh out loud several times with the antics of the Russians.

Fantastic book!!! Can't wait for the next one.

I read on this genre a lot, so I feel I have some real experience as to what is good, and what is not, and I am not afraid to say so!! I've created a Listmania of the books I've read over the last few months. If you're interested, it's here: http://www.amazon.com/lm/R2KYHEUDVSOR2M/ref=cm_lm_pthnk_view?ie=UTF8&lm_bb=
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super read March 27, 2014
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Pretty darned good read.

This one starts out with a Japanese lab. A lab thats producing and testing a deadly toxin.

The toxin is then shipped on a German sub headed for the war. Its a weapon the Japanese think can help them and their allies.

Dr. Yoshi Imamura and two other Japanese have accompanied the toxin to Europe.

The sub is sunk and all but Imamura are killed. Imamura is rescued and eventually makes his was to the US and biological labs. He's now working for his former enemies. He doesn't tell anyone about the toxin two miles down in the ocean. He tells no one how horrific the toxin is. He does, however, for the next forty years try to make an antidote to the toxin. He is not successfull.

In modern day Somalia piracy has exploded. The Somali pirates have many vessels and crews they are trying to ransom.

Al Shabeeb, a jihadist organization, is also in Somalia. The leader of a group of them has found out about the toxin and has an elaborate plan. An elaborate plan that works to perfection.

So begins one damned good read.

This one has Tom Dugan his MI5 girlfriend Anna, his partner and best friend Alex Kairouz, Dugans Russian friends, Somali priates, Al Shabeeb jihadists, highjacked ships, a giant fully loaded tanker, the search for billions of dollars worth of silver, the search for canisters of toxin, hostages in danger, a US Army infilitrator, the CIA, the US Navy SEALS and the race to stop the jihadists from killing thousands.

Just a great read and well worth those five stars.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deadly Coast Shows That McDermott Is a Real Threat Author September 9, 2012
By Peppi
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I like Cussler and Clancy books so on Amazon's recommendation, I tried R.E. McDermott's first book, Deadly Straits; I can now recommend his second book, Deadly Coast. I started to read it as soon as I received it. I had it reading to me in my car, and every time I could grab a few moments, I read more until I finished it. In other words, I couldn't put it down. I recommend all action junkies add another author to the list with Flynn, Griffin, Cussler, Clancy and now, McDermott.
In some ways McDermott's characters, Dugan, Anna, and Alex are better than Mitch Rapp, Cabrillo, Steve Austin, and Dingo Chavez. Although Dugan, Anna, Alex (and in Deadly Straits the special student, Cassie, and the extraordinary Gillian) are all exceptionally talented, they are all essentially very human with idiosyncrasies and foibles. I find them more realistically possible than characters who hold high powered government positions, are uber-rich or semi-restrained assassins (although I do enjoy those characters). I can relate to McDermott's characters, their mind sets and challenges. I enjoy the action in McDermott's books and, although I am not a maritime or special forces expert, the action is very believable; geographic descriptions are easily visualized, and I feel right in the action. It feels like the author knows whereof he speaks. How did he learn about Somali piracy?
When the story ends, it feels as if justice exists in the world and this story may have actually occurred. I look forward to book 3.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nautical Thrill Ride Even Better Than the Original! December 22, 2013
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Central story is about Somali pirates plaguing the shipping lanes until Dugan and associates use some obscure maritime law to turn the tables on them. Book is well-written with such fine characterizations that you'll find yourself rooting for the home team to take down those contemptible pirates big time! Includes what seems like a little bit of everything - Treasure, Terrorists, Wit, WW2 secrets THE WORKS! Book is fast-paced and hard-boiled as I like them in the same vein as a Clive Cussler or Tom Clancy offering, but word of warning tho as it can get a bit graphic with regards to the pirates. Very good book that I highly recommend!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Straits was great but Coast is better! March 14, 2013
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R.E.McDermott's second novel, Deadly Coast, is one of the best and most action packed thrillers I've ever encountered. Carrying on the tale of characters created in his debut effort Deadly Straights (which is also recommended and in fact you may want to read it first) McDermott brings modern piracy into the picture, and these pirates are *not* anything like Johnny Depp. Mix in fanatacism, weapons of mass destruction, storms at sea, cutthroats and mercenaries, sinking ships and sharks, tons of treasure being pulled from the sea, heroic attempts and unexpected betrayals, politics, spooks, military units and probably a half dozen other things I'm leaving out and what you've got is ... well ... Deadly Coast by R.E.McDermott.

McDermott's pacing is exquisite. The empathy he creates for his protagonists works to build heart throbbing fear as they are involuntarily plunged deeper and deeper into horrific situations where they may or may not survive. The words "action" and "thriller" are hardly sufficient to describe the frenetic and desperate activites described in this book and once it starts it just keeps on coming.

As a long-time mariner himself the author knows his subject well. What's astonishing is that someone who just started writing novels a couple of years ago can be such an excellent and accomplished story teller right out of the gate. He gives you the detail you need to make it real without slipping into technical writing. His dialogue is believable. His characters are fleshed out as much as you need them to be. And it's all tied together so well it's practically addictive. I'm not saying you can't put it down, I'm saying you won't. So if you want to forget everything about yourself and your life and be completely distracted for hours on end, I recommend Deadly Coast. At what it costs on the Kindle it practically makes you a pirate yourself, 'cause it's a real steal.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great writer, I've just completed reading 3 of his books and will be looking for another
Published 6 days ago by Kathleen E. Giannunzio
3.0 out of 5 stars Boring
Took many characters. Couldn't keep track of who was who. Would not recommend this to anyone. Poorly written. Would not read this authors work again.
Published 15 days ago by Erma
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down...
I was introduced to R.E. McDermott and his character Tom Dugan when i read Deadly Crossing. Once I finished that book I immediately downloaded Deadly Strait. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Doug Thomas
4.0 out of 5 stars really enjoyed this book
Found this a bit confusing in the early read. Persistence was greatly rewarded as I found the book excellent.
I very much enjoyed the authors chosen conclusion to the story!
Published 22 days ago by Cay Chock
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
ok
Published 22 days ago by Gregary Fenwick
5.0 out of 5 stars Deadly Coast
Another great story from R.E. McDermott. Like Deadly Straits, this has the same fast paced action to keep you reading we'll into the early morning hours.
Published 22 days ago by Andrew Rehder
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I really enjoyed this book. It was a real page turner.
Published 23 days ago by Lorraine
5.0 out of 5 stars Well done.
I have very much enjoyed this book and the previous book. Exciting and suspenseful, it is hard to put down. I am on to the third book in the series. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Momma Peggy
5.0 out of 5 stars Deadly Coast Up there with Clancy.
FAST PACED. THIS BOOK KEEPS YOU READING AND WONDERING WHAT IS AROUND THE CORNER. IT WAS DEFINITLY WORTH THE TIME.
Published 26 days ago by Christine
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Was a very enjoyable read. Easy to follow but interesting
Published 27 days ago by Deb
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I grew up on the Gulf Coast and a seagoing career just came naturally. After graduation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, I sailed as a ship's officer for a number of years and then spent a decade in shore side ship management before becoming an independent (i.e. self-employed) marine surveyor in 1986. Some years later I formed a company specializing in ship construction management and supervision. I've been a lot of places, seen interesting things, and lived for extended periods in both South America and the Far East (Singapore and China). By far the most interesting aspect of travel (and life in general) is the people you meet along the way, and I've had the good fortune to encounter a lot of interesting characters. Bits and pieces of some of them make their way into the characters of my novels.

I write the type of stories I like to read. For me, that means ordinary people forced by circumstances into extraordinary situations. I dislike stories in which the hero is some combination of brain surgeon/nuclear physicist (or who has some equally far-fetched skill set) and who just coincidentally happens to be an ace helicopter pilot and a fifth degree black belt in several different martial arts. Like the rest of us mortals, my characters are normal people who screw up from time to time and have to live with the results.

I'm currently retired from the marine business and living in Tennessee with my lovely (and patient) wife of 39 years. Our current and mutual ambition is to return to Singapore for several months each year. In addition to writing and travel, I occasionally (when cornered) complete a task on my 'honey do' list, and from time to time, join my wife in badgering our children to produce grandchildren. All in all, a rewarding life.

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