The Monkey Handlers

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Macmillan, Sep 15, 1991 - Fiction - 352 pages
5 Reviews
Hile his expected macho super-patriotism is very much in evidence, Liddy (Will: An Autobiography) adds an interesting twist to his latest thriller. Ex-Navy SEAL Michael Stone is jolted out of his placid real-estate law practice when the sister of a Vietnam buddy is arrested for trespassing at a chemical plant run by a West German corporation in New York's Hudson Valley. The Germans, led by the ruthless Metz, try to retrieve animal rights activist Sara Rosen's photos of an animal-experimentation lab and to intimidate Mike with a vicious biker gang. After Sara and her inept, idealist boyfriend get themselves into dire peril, Stone, with a trio of former SEALs and Sara's brother, comes to the rescue. Their next job is to stop international terrorists from wiping out Manhattan. The derring is done very well, with graphic details built around shocking descriptions of animal experimentation. What may surprise readers is Liddy's convincing case against unnecessary, FDA-forced cruelty to animals. The ending is a bit abrupt, but otherwise Liddy's touch is deft.
  

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User Review  - JP - Goodreads

Fast-paced plot loaded - sometimes subtly, sometimes not - with the G-man's world views about what the SEALS should still be, the value of animal testing, the dangers of foreign terrorists, and the realities of relationships. Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle Stevens - Goodreads

This was a very well written book, started out very slow, but about half way thru it it started getting very good and I couldn't put it down.The characters in it really get you involved and in the case of sara....annoyed at her. Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
16
Chapter 3
33
Chapter 4
50
Chapter 5
63
Chapter 6
77
Chapter 7
104
Chapter 8
125
Chapter 12
193
Chapter 13
209
Chapter 14
225
Chapter 15
238
Chapter 16
253
Chapter 17
268
Chapter 18
287
Chapter 19
304

Chapter 9
141
Chapter 10
160
Chapter 11
172
Chapter 20
330
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From G. Gordon Liddy, the man who knows more about the covert services than any author today, here is the blockbuster novel that captures the players and the action in a war that rages from the Middle East to New York City-- a war that kills the innocent first.

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