Final Flight: A Jake Grafton Novel 3

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Quercus Publishing, Dec 20, 2012 - Fiction - 384 pages
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After a particularly long cruise, the USS United States is in port in Naples and her crew is enjoying its first liberty in months. But something's not right. Several crew-members have not reported back from their leave and a beautiful American reporter who boarded the United States in Tangiers may not be a reporter, or even an American. When one of Jake's men, in a hotel in Naples, witnesses an assassination attempt led by this woman, Grafton realizes the situation is much more serious than he suspected. What he doesn't know is that Colonel Qazi, an international terrorist, plans to board the United States and steal six nuclear weapons from her heavily guarded arsenal. Nor does he know that the plot is being financed by El Hakim, the power-hungry leader of an oil-rich Arab state. And most important, he doesn't know he, Jake, past forty and recently grounded by night blindness, is the only one who can stop Qazi, in one man-to-man aerial dogfight, one "final flight."

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User Review  - SonicQuack - LibraryThing

Final Flight is an action yarn that is packed with detail. The basic premise centres around a terrorist's attempt to board a new American super-carrier to slip away with the nukes. It's Die Hard at ... Read full review

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User Review  - DavidLErickson - LibraryThing

The novel, as with most, tarted out slow. I felt as if I were reading a Naval Air Primer for all the details lavished on process and activity. But as the story unfolded with multiple plot lines the ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Stephen Coonts is the author of sixteen New York Times bestsellers that have been translated and published around the world. A former naval aviator and Vietnam combat veteran, Coonts is a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of Colorado School of Law.

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