Task Force Blue (Rogue Warrior)

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9780671896720: Task Force Blue (Rogue Warrior)

When a band of terrorists breaches the Pentagon's security as part of their plan to overthrow the government, Marcinko and his SEAL team are the nation's only hope, but Marcinko must overcome a murder rap. Reprint.

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Richard Marcinko's #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography, Rogue Warrior, brought SpecWar combat out in the open. But only fiction could tell the whole, unrestricted story, in two more explosive New York Times bestsellers -- Rogue Warrior: Red Cell and Rogue Warrior: Green Team. Now the Rogue Warrior's back, in a raw, authentic novel of relentless action and suspense.

When the Rogue Warrior and his elite SEAL team, Task Force Blue, storm a hijacked 727 in Key West, a hostage is killed -- and Marcinko must pay. Facing court-martial and removal from the Navy, he's recruited by the Defense Intelligence Agency to eradicate a secret right-wing terrorist infrastructure. Combating a brutal enemy force, and pursued by the FBI, Marcinko maneuvers through a political, military, and bureaucratic minefield, adhering to the ultimate commandment of SpecWar -- there are no rules -- win at all costs!

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In their third outing, Marcinko and his roguish warriors do violent, imaginative battle with America's home-front enemies. Following retirement as a US Navy SEAL, Marcinko embarked on an active if fictive career as a handyman for the military (his vastly entertaining exploits are chronicled in such blood-and- thunder opera as Rogue Warrior: Green Team, 1995). This time around, the salty Vietnam vet and his handpicked crew are detailed to staunch the illicit flow of heavy weapons and ammunition from government arsenals. Thanks to the cyberspace talents of a young petty officer who can hack into Pentagon computers, Task Force Blue soon learns its ageless leader is the designated fall guy in a power struggle pitting would-be usurpers against constituted authority. Despite the best efforts of their establishment foes, Marcinko and his merry men track a truckload of stolen arms from Detroit to Tampa, from whence it is shipped to an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. They storm the offshore drilling platform, which is owned by billionaire L.C. Strawhouse, and learn that the rig is used to supply ordnance to disaffected militia groups and drug gangs throughout the country. Back on dry land, the seagoing irregulars also discover that the ultraconservative Strawhouse (who tries to enlist Marcinko in his mad cause) has been equipping domestic terrorists in hopes their lethal rampages might permit a reactive putsch that could put him in the White House. While by no means taken with the incumbent chief executive or his wimpy underlings, Marcinko pursues the man who would be America's king to a heavily guarded command post in the southern California desert. In a climactic confrontation inside the fortress, he exposes and foils Strawhouse's sinister plot before dispatching its architect in decidedly imaginative fashion. Another walk on the wild side with the Marcinko mob. (Military Book Club main selection; author tour) -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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