Pirate Alley: A Novel

Front Cover
Macmillan, May 7, 2013 - Fiction - 310 pages
61 Reviews

Grafton and Carmellini are back and joined by the Navy SEALs to battle terrorists on the high seas in Pirate Alley, an action-packed tale by New York Times bestseller Stephen Coonts

A luxurious vacation cruise to the exotic locales of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden turns into a nightmare for passengers and crew when their ship is suddenly attacked and captured by a band of bloodthirsty Somali pirates. An initial rescue mission ends in failure; the decks are covered in blood.  Unless they are paid a ransom of $200 million dollars within seven days, the pirates threaten to execute all their hostages.  But information gleaned from a captured Al Qaeda operative indicates that there is a far more dangerous conspiracy afoot.

Once the ransom is paid, Islamic militants intend to swoop in and slaughter the passengers in an orgy of terror, hoping to provoke a massive American military response that will set the Muslim world aflame.  Jake Grafton is assigned to negotiate with the brutal pirate chief while his right hand man, Tommy Carmellini, and a team of CIA and Navy SEAL operatives mount an undercover operation to save the hostages and keep the U.S. from being maneuvered into a murderous war.

  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
13
4 stars
28
3 stars
15
2 stars
3
1 star
2

Good plot, lots of action. - Goodreads
Interesting subject matter and a pretty good plot. - Goodreads
This was definitely a page turner and hard to put down. - Goodreads
The plot is well-structured, smooth and continuous. - Goodreads

Review: Pirate Alley (Tommy Carmellini #5)

User Review  - Linda Vanderbloom - Goodreads

Terrific book. This is a story of Somalian pirates, Navy Seals, CIA, international government interaction (or lack of). It begins with the hijacking of a cruise ship by Somalian pirates and is about ... Read full review

Review: Pirate Alley (Tommy Carmellini #5)

User Review  - Larry - Goodreads

Coonts is one of my guilty pleasures. The bad guys always lose, the USA always wins. Read full review

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2013)

STEPHEN COONTS is the author of sixteen New York Times bestselling books that have been translated and published around the world. A former naval aviator and Vietnam combat veteran, he is a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of colorado School of Law. He lives in Colorado.

Bibliographic information