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THE HORN [Kindle Edition]

Michael Burns
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A top secret elite SEAL team and other U.S. Navy personnel, including highly selected women, sail on board a luxury yacht equipped with high tech weapons. Their mission--to hunt a dangerous group of Somali pirates off the Horn of Africa. But they are in the tropics, and the All American crew aboard this yacht likes to mix a little fun with the action.

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From the Author

"Oh God, thy sea is so great and my boat is so small."

Breton Fisherman's Prayer

Product Details

  • File Size: 811 KB
  • Print Length: 373 pages
  • Publisher: Planet Press (June 11, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0055WYPTA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #168,667 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling! April 22, 2012
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A book about the Navy Seals is not a typical choice for me, but it was recommended and I decided to give it a try. I was immediately caught up into the action and adventure of the story after what was a brutal, but likely accurate portrayal of Somali pirates commandeering an American yacht. I especially enjoyed the variety of characters and their development throughout and am pleased to note that the author allowed the women to remain strong and important characters throughout the story. This is a book I would recommend to anyone who likes a fast moving page-turner that is well thought out with all the details tended to. After getting to know the characters I would like to read more about them and am hoping for a sequel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to put down March 5, 2012
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This book was great with an interesting concept for going after the Somali pirates. The story puts highly skilled women into a battle and shows that they can hold there own. It even mentions one of the women out shooting the special SEAL team. I read this via my Kindle app which the formatting was not that great too many blank pages.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read! March 28, 2012
By L J
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I'm not usually a great fan of action, but this was definitely a page turner. I liked the character development, and the action kept me hooked. I even found myself doing some Internet research to learn more about the area and the types of boats. Definitely a book that I would recommend to friends!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good story line June 27, 2014
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Good story line for those who like suspense. Not believeable, but still a good story.
It's a man's book, wouldn't recommend it for women.
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4.0 out of 5 stars got left wanting more April 7, 2014
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Really liked this book. Full of action and also had its personal side. Kept me on the edge of my seat.. The only complaint I have is that the ending left me hanging. Could have used a more action packed final confrontation. Also would have liked to left the door open to perhaps another episode of this team in action. But as a wholly did enjoy the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars my first burns' read, won't be my last! December 22, 2013
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what a great read this was. i really appreciated all of the details, story and believable characters. it is amazing what our great country has to deal with. enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good October 27, 2013
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Excellent. A little predictable but very entertaining. A clever story. Enjoyed. The military is very capable. The book takes you on a thrill ride !
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read July 25, 2013
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good fast read, good summer day at the beach book. Story is a little far fetched at times but well worth reading for the enjoyment of it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
Fantastic book from start to finish. A real page Turner I recommend this book to everyone. I really enjoyed it.
Published 2 months ago by william
3.0 out of 5 stars coffee anyone? everyone, at every opportunity?
I have never seen coffee, and to some extent food and wine, used as a literary device. Also, while the fundamental premise of the book is arguably invalid, there are some good... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Michael Devine
5.0 out of 5 stars Tom D #6
This book, as others by Michael Burns, grabs you by the throat at the prologue and doesn't let go until the epilogue. Hard to put down. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Thomas A. Dwyer
2.0 out of 5 stars Good idea but terrible execution
The idea behind this book was to lure Somali pirates to a heavy armed decoy luxury yacht and blow them to smithereens. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Gordon
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, what a writer
Just couldn't stop reading tell I finished this book. Too bad the writer isn't making this the beginning of a series, it could go on for years. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Wilma Morgel
5.0 out of 5 stars The Horn Hooked Me
At first I thought there was going to be a bit too much testosterone in this book for me. I have a hard time with shooting, war, conflict, but it was a fun read. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Norma V booth
5.0 out of 5 stars more please
Once again Michael Burns has given us a real page turner. This book is well written but also well documented. The man knows his stuff! Read more
Published 21 months ago by danab90
5.0 out of 5 stars Action Central
The fascinating aspect of Michael Burns' work is that he has the gift of writing adventure stories that are easy to read and quick to digest;however, behind the stories one can... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Patrick Quinn
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More About the Author

Michael lives in southern Arizona with Christine and their two dogs, Bud and Chewy. He is the author of:


These novels have been self-published as eBooks and are available only via Amazon. All of them have been edited and thoroughly researched.

Michael spent fourteen months in the Central Highlands of Vietnam in 1969 and 1970. He has a master's degree in education from Northern Arizona University.

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