The Minotaur

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Dell, 1990 - Fiction - 438 pages
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After flying A-6 Intruders in Vietnam and commanding an air wing in the Mediterranean, Jake Grafton is grounded. He draws assignment to the Pentagon where he takes on development of the navy's new top-secret stealth attack plane -- the A-12.

At every turn, Jake encounters political and technical problems. Before long he learns of Minotaur, a mole hidden in the Pentagon who is funneling American defense secrets to the Russians. Who can he be? Jake sets out to find him.

"Move over Clancy! Coonts' power is his use of real and immediate crisis, and human failings, topics crying for discussion and worthy of high drama." --John Lehman, former Secretary of the Navy

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Review: The Minotaur (Jake Grafton #4)

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I thoroughly enjoyed this Grafton story. It was a page turner. There were times that I was confused about the "why" of a characters' actions but that was explained in due time. Read full review

Review: The Minotaur (Jake Grafton #4)

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I like the stories within the story to keep it really interesting. I also like the Technics of flying. Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Stephen Coonts was born on July 19, 1946 and grew up in Buckhannon, West Virginia. He received an A.B. degree in political science from West Virginia University in 1968. He entered the U.S. Navy and received his Navy wings in August of 1969. He made two combat cruises aboard the USS Enterprise. After the Vietnam War, he served as a flight instructor aboard the USS Nimitz. He left active duty in 1977 and received a law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1979. He went to West Virginia to practice and later, to Colorado to work as a staff attorney for an oil company. Coonts published his first novel, Flight of the Intruder, in 1986, which was adapted as into a film in 1991. Since then he has written more than 20 books including ones in the Jake Grafton Novel series, Saucer series, Deep Black series, and Tommy Carmellini series. He also published a work of nonfiction in 1992 called The Cannibal Queen and edited an anthology of true flying stories, War in the Air, in 1996. The U.S. Naval Institute honored him with its Author of the Year Award in 1986 for his novel, Flight of the Intruder.

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