The Delta Solution-Patrick Robinson

The Delta Solution

Patrick Robinson

Perseus/Vanguard, May 3 2011, $25.99

ISBN 9781593156473

Mohammed “the Godfather of the Dark Continent” Salat provides the funding and orders to the Somali Marines.  This group of pirates is extremely well trained and equipped to achieve their mission of capturing tankers and cargo ships off the Somali coast. 

Salat sends his brigands to capture the American freighter Niagara Falls whose $100 million dollar cargo belongs to the United States Agency for Internationals Development.  Refusing to pay the $10 million dollar ransom demands, the American government assigns Commander Mackenzie “Mack” Bedford to lead a newly activated SEALs team Delta Platoon.  Their current mission is to mount sea rescues and end the Somali Marines’ piracy by assaulting their headquarters in Haradheere, Somalia.

The keys to this timely engaging thriller are that the SEALs receive focused training and the Somali Marines are a very capable organized unit.  Once the cast is set and the team ready to invade, The Delta Solution goes into hyperspeed as Mack and his elite team assault the impenetrable base of the Somali marines knowing the likelihood that many SEALs will not come home even in body bags and the collateral damage is a certainty.  Less action than Mack’s previous adventures (see Intercept and Diamondhead), The Delta Solution is a more complete thriller as the audience observes two highly trained and effective units prepare for a showdown in the Indian Ocean.

Harriet Klausner

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