Deadly Straits

Deadly Straits

R.E. McDermott / Jul 22, 2019

Deadly Straits In the tradition of Tom Clancy Clive Cussler Vince Flynn Brad Thor and W E B Griffin R E McDermott delivers a thriller to rival the masters When marine engineer and very part time spook Tom Dugan

  • Title: Deadly Straits
  • Author: R.E. McDermott
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  • In the tradition of Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, and W.E.B Griffin, R.E McDermott delivers a thriller to rival the masters.When marine engineer and very part time spook Tom Dugan becomes collateral damage in the War on Terror, he s not about to take it lying down.Falsely implicated in a hijacking, he s offered a chance to clear himself by helping thIn the tradition of Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, and W.E.B Griffin, R.E McDermott delivers a thriller to rival the masters.When marine engineer and very part time spook Tom Dugan becomes collateral damage in the War on Terror, he s not about to take it lying down.Falsely implicated in a hijacking, he s offered a chance to clear himself by helping the CIA snare their real prey, Dugan s best friend, London ship owner Alex Kairouz Reluctantly, Dugan agrees to go undercover in Alex s company, despite doubts about his friend s guilt Once undercover, Dugan s steadfast refusal to accept Alex s guilt puts him at odds not only with his CIA superiors, but also with a beautiful British agent with whom he s romantically involved.When a tanker is found adrift near Singapore with a dead crew, and another explodes in Panama as Alex lies near death after a suspicious suicide attempt, Dugan is framed for the attacks Out of options, and convinced the attacks are prelude to an even devastating assault, Dugan eludes capture to follow his last lead to Russia, only to be shanghaied as an advisor to a Russian Spetsnaz unit on a suicide mission.Deadly Straits is a non stop thrill ride, from London streets, to the dry docks of Singapore, to the decks of the tankers that slake the world s thirst for oil, with stops along the way in Panama, Langley, Virginia, and Teheran Richly spiced with detail from the author s 30 years sailing, building, and repairing ships worldwide, it is, in the words of one reviewer, fast paced, multilayered and gripping READER COMMENTS An awesome book It has a very Tom Clancy feel Kudos to Mr McDermott Well done, Sir D Bosshardt, 5 Stars An absolute cracker of a thriller, quite simply on a par with Clancy et al When I d finished I wanted A terrific story superbly written Tao UK 5 Stars A little Clancy, a bit of Ludlum, and a lot of Mr McDermott Libby Dunkin, 5 Stars Move over WEB Griffin, Cussler, Ludlum Weaving together come alive characters, McDermott takes us through an all too realistic plot involving oil tankers used to cause havoc to the worlds shipping a page turner Bob Hopfe, 5 Stars A brilliant thriller I was quite surprised that this is a first novel On par with high ranking thrillers Action non stop a great read Cheryl M M, UK 5 Stars In 1994 Debt of Honor , Tom Clancy used a jumbo jet as a weapon it happened on 9 11 In 2011 R.E McDermott published Deadly Straits where supertankers are used as terror weapons with deadly results Let s hope we don t look back and say McDermott predicted that This is a book of action and suspense, well written with multiple plots woven into one coherent whole I ve read several best sellers that are legends in the genre and this book is as well done as any of them, if not better Stephen C Lovely, 5 Stars McDermott consistently gets it right The captains, mates and engineers sound like captains, mates and engineers like visiting old friends Tom Dugan a skilled professional a bit rough around the edges works well as the protagonist Smart and educated, he also regularly gets grease under his nails, and moves easily between action and insight A book even a thriller skeptic and ship geek can love A gripping read highly recommended Rick Spilman, The Old Salt Blog 5 Stars In a book that takes no prisoners, McDermott tells a tale of high seas terrorism and tells it well Go get this one, right now Nancy, Cheryl s Book Nook 5 Stars In 20 years at sea as mate and captain, I ve been through the Panama Canal too many times to count, and through the Bosphorus and Malacca Straits as well You nailed it Yours was the first novel to convince me the author had been there too Well Done Captain Dave Fath via email

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        Robert E McDermott grew up on the Gulf Coast After graduation from the U.S Merchant Marine Academy, he worked in positions from ship s officer to shipping company management, traveling widely, and living and working in a number of countries He splits his time between the U.S and Singapore, where he operates a marine consultancy, advising clients on ship construction and operations Deadly Straits is his first novel.


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    1. Deadly Straits by debut author RE McDermott is about terrorism on the seas. Imagine a plot to block the narrow straits of shipping lanes. What if the Panama Canal was blocked? The impact to the world economy would be devastating. Deadly Straits would make an awesome action/thriller movie. Spies, exotic locales, terrorists, conspiracy theories, rogue governments and more make it a compelling read.As I sat to read this book, I told myself I would read just a few chapters and move on to something e [...]


    2. Not really sure about all the positive reviews. I could not finish. Hard to follow, no flow in the writting. Maybe I will try again some other time.


    3. The awkward moment when you realize that this military thriller is doing nothing for you. DNF @ 10%.


    4. “A comforting lie was more palatable than a terrifying truth.”Strike one more up for international terrorism. Born in the sixties by airline hijacks (mainly to Cuba), the aerial scenario culminated when the hijacked planes plowed into the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Middle Eastern terrorists raise the stakes as they rig the oil tanker, China Star, into a very large bomb. The tanker is scheduled to sail through the Straits of Malacca, between Indonesia and Malaysia [...]


    5. Deadly Straits fits my reading tastes to a tee. The hero Tom Dugan isn't a professional spy, he's a shipping professional. The action is non-stop and covers a lot of geography. I live in Singapore, and the author got Singapore pretty much right on the nose so I figure he's just as much on the money when he writes in detail about Panama (among several other places). The author really knows ships and shipping, so much so that I was hoping there would be a couple ship schematics in the book so I co [...]


    6. There are few reading experiences more rewarding, than delving into a well-written novel, by an author who is a subject matter expert in the “fictional” world presented. R.E. McDermott’s Deadly Straights justifiably earns a place at the top of my list of rewarding reads. Having served in maritime and petroleum industries for over thirty years, he knows a thing or two about maritime operations, world-shipping trends and the vulnerabilities of sea-lane chokepoints (Strait of Malacca, Panama [...]


    7. A friend recommended we try this first novel by R.E. McDermott, a former merchant mariner who definitely has deployed his knowledge of ships and navigation at sea to this tale of international terror. Frankly, we weren’t that enthralled with the story – an opinion not buoyed by the bevy of enthusiastic reviews from readers who got free copies of the novel from the author. The 400-page book had a lot of chapters, each of which had so many scene changes (which the headers in themselves were ti [...]


    8. I received a copy of "Deadly Straits" from R. E. McDermott, and I really enjoyed the read. It's an engaging story that leads consultant and part-time spook Tom Dugan around the globe to attempt to thwart a terrorist plot that his long time friend is caught up in. Dugan, guilty by association, must prove his friend's innocence to prove his own, that is, if his friend really is innocent, and if so, if he can prove it. Neither are very clear. (Until the end)The villains are ruthless and evil, and t [...]


    9. The author of Deadly Straits, R.E. McDermott, sent me a copy of his book to give him an honest review. And, honestly, you have got to read this book. This is one thriller that is on par with best selling authors like Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler and Robert Ludlum.This novel takes you on a world wide journey of locks and straits frequented by the shipping industry. From dry dock to open ocean, the author’s background and research shines through. You’re bombarded with mystery, intrigue and delve [...]


    10. Take a lifetime of nautical knowledge. Mix in a potentially lethal international situation. Bring to a boil. The result? A thriller that may materialize as reality in tomorrow's headlines. R.E. McDermott brings a career in the maritime industry to the table in his debut thriller, Deadly Straits. And it shows--as a diabolical Iranian plan unfolds to cripple the sea-going oil trade. The target? Chokepoints--straits and canals--through which the world's oil supply flows. The weapons? Supertankers k [...]


    11. I received this book as an ebook for free from the author. Thank you Bob! Wow, great book! Fair warning, once you start to read this book, you will not be able to put it down. It is a story full of international intrigue, suspense, many characters and locations, and very believable scenarios. You are drawn in from the start and brought along for the ride. You will laugh at times, be gripping the edge of your seat at others, and I bet even need a tissue or two at points. I know I did, especially [...]


    12. Great book!This isn't the type of book I would typically read, but I'm glad I did. It had a good storyline and the characters felt real. The intrigue kept me reeled in and had me guessing til the end. Great work for a first-time author!



    13. The author writes good action and a tidy plot--perhaps a little too tidy. I just don't care about the characters enough to read another.


    14. A fast-moving action thriller that is really large in scope. The author is obviously an expert in ships and shipping operations, and puts in a lot of detail in these areas. I liked all the action and intrigue and multiple plot threads. This could be made into a great big budget action movie. The only problem for me is that the author put so much stuff into one book. So many action scenes, so many locations, so many characters, so many villains, so many secrets, so many threads to very neatly tie [...]


    15. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I used to call spy books like this one, "brain candy" but I really appreciated the development of the characters and the surprises that caught me off guard. The hero, Dugan, was a fun adventurer with a great sense of humor. I hope the author keeps coming with new Dugan adventures.


    16. A very good book to read. Plenty of action to keep your interest. Looking forward to next issue.A good reading book full of action, easy to read, interesting characters of all respects to country's of origin and nationalism.


    17. Enjoyed the bookI'm probably just getting old but i thought there were sometimes to many characters to follow. Going back an forth between first and last names was confusing. All in all a great read.


    18. Book 1Very good read! Highly recommend! Likable characters & plenty of action! The plot is highly plausible in today's terrorist mindset.


    19. In line with Clive CusslerIt has a bit of a slow start, but stick with it. It becomes an addictive read. It is reminiscent of a Clive Cussler book


    20. Great bookCouldn't put it down. Looking forward to reading more from R.E. McDermott. Wove a great tale that kept me hooked.


    21. LongDragged out - didn't hold my interest. Will not continue the series. Looking for something with a more consistent pace


    22. Good bookRead all of the books in order to really enjoy. Characters are realistic and get better and better. Storyline continues to grow and develop.


    23. Great readGreat plot twists good character development. Page turner. Couldn’t wait to see how it ended. Just enough action without being over the top.




    24. Good read, but too complicated. Enjoyed it, but found it with too many sub plots and characters for this type of a read. A good action book and certainly not boring at all.


    25. I signed up for a giveaway of this book on , and while unfortunately I did not win R.E. Mcdermott contacted me and asked if I would read and review his book! While this fact does not factor into my rating/review I am very appreciative for this opportunityThanks R.E.M.I am again left bemoaning good reads rating system, as I wished they had a 10 star option instead of 5. I would go with 3.5, and struggled between 3 & 4.This is a very nice techno spy thriller, and a very enjoyable venture for a [...]


    26. For the sake of full disclosure, I am not a huge fans of thrillers, particularly thrillers involving ships. The plots often strike me as implausible and the descriptions of the ships and ship operations often border on the laughable. (Too often, they leap across the border.)This is not the case however with R.E. McDermott's Deadly Straits. The book is a maritime thriller whose plot is disturbingly plausible. And unlike virtually every other thriller I have come across which features ships, Deadl [...]


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