Echo Platoon

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Simon and Schuster, May 22, 2012 - Fiction - 432 pages
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AS A U.S. NAVY SEAL, RICHARD MARCINKO KNEW NO LIMITS -- AS THE ROGUE WARRIOR, HE OBEYS NO RULES
Through seven blockbuster New York Times bestsellers in the Rogue Warrior series, Richard Marcinko and John Weisman have given their readers untold thrills -- and their villains no mercy. Now the Rogue Warrior writes a whole new set of rules for the shadowy world of Black Ops as he embarks on his most explosive adventure yet -- a volatile tale of double-dealing and international intrigue that blows the lid off today's geopolitical scene.
ROUGE WARRIORŪ: ECHO PLATOON
Dangerous times require dangerous men. And there isn't a man alive more deadly than the Rogue Warrior. Called once more to his country's service, Captain Richard "NMN" Marcinko must undertake a critical mission: uncover the hidden motives and players behind the recent attempts at the destabilization of Azerbaijan, the tiny former Soviet republic that holds the key to the oil-rich Caspian Sea.
An overland pipeline to the West has been planned, and both Russia and Iran want to control the flow. But others have their own interests in the region, including bilious billionaire Steve Sarkesian, one of the world's richest and most influential men. The Rogue knows the man is involved, but just how he ties in with the Russkies and Arabs isn't clear. And just who else stands to benefit from toppling the Azerbaijani government?
The answer is out there somewhere, and Marcinko is going to find it. Pulling together a platoon of his best SEALs, the Rogue Warrior races to the heart of the Middle East, revealing festering layers of treachery and greed that threaten to choke off the black gold that is America's lifeblood. Confronted by well-trained terrorists and false-faced bureaucrats, the Rogue does what he does best -- breaking rules and cracking heads -- until the only thing left standing is justice.
 

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ROGUE WARRIOR: ECHO PLATOON

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A sixth blood-and-guts novel in the series spun off from Marcinko's bestselling (nonfiction) memoir of his career as a Navy SEAL (Rogue Warrior, 1992). As the tale begins, our hero is swimming toward ... Read full review

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Chapter 22
The Enemy of My Friend Chapter 11
The Enemy of My Enemy Chapter 16

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Richard Marcinko retired from the Navy as a full commander after more than thirty years of service. He currently lives in the Alexandria, Virginia, area, where he is CEO of SOS Temps Inc., his private security firm -- whose clients are governments and corporations; Richard Marcinko Inc., a motivational training and team-building company; and Red Cell International, Inc., which conducts vulnerability assessments of high-value properties and high-risk targets. He is the author of The Real Team; The Rogue Warrior's Strategy for Success: A Commando's Principles of Winning; and the four-month New York Times business bestseller Leadership Secrets of the Rogue Warrior: A Commando's Guide to Success. Rogue Warrior, his #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography, set the stage for his bestselling Rogue Warrior novels, eight of which were coauthored with John Weisman. Visit Richard Marcinko's website at www.dickmarcinko.com.

John Weisman is one of the select company of authors to have written both fiction and non-fiction New York Times best-sellers. In 1992 he wrote Rogue Warrior with Richard Marcinko. That book, Marcinko's autobiography and the story of the U.S. Navy's elite counterterrorism unit, SEAL Team Six, spent eight months on the Times best-seller list, including four weeks at number one. The sequels, Rogue Warrior: Red Cell, Rogue Warrior: Green Team, Rogue Warrior: Task Force Blue, Rogue Warrior: Designation Gold, and Rogue Warrior: Seal Force Alpha were all New York Times fiction-list best-sellers.
Weisman was appointed a Senior Fellow at the Annenberg Washington Program for Communications Policy Studies of Northwestern University in 1989. Prior to that, he wrote hundreds of articles for publications that run the gamut from the Columbia Journalism Review to Soldier of Fortune. He has lectured on media and writing at the National War College at Fort Leslie J. McNair, the American University, Cornell University, and Longwood College.
His books include the nonfiction best-seller Shadow Warrior, the life story of Felix Rodriguez, the CIA agent who captured Che Guevara, which was published by Simon and Schuster and was the subject of a 60 Minutes segment. His previous novels include Evidence, Watchdogs, and Blood Cries. His acclaimed CIA short story "There Are Monsterim" can be found in the current anthology Unusual Suspects.
Weisman was born in New York City in 1942. He attended the Birch Wathen School and Bard College. He divides his time between homes in the Washington, DC area and the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia.
He can be reached via email at jweisman@ix.netcom.com

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