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A Deeper Blue (The Ghost) by John Ringo
Cover Artist: Kurt Miller
Review by Ernest Lilley
Baen Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781416521280
Date: 03 July 2007 List Price $26.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK

Links: 2000 Author interview / Ringo's First Book: A Hymn Before Battle / Show Article /

Baen is billing John Ringo's "Ghost" series as Techno-Thriller, probably because because "Politically incorrect-mercenary military adventure novel with more guns girls and gadgets than you can count" is just too long to put on the spine. This time the retired Navy Seal comes in from the cold to where it's warm, specifically the Bahamas, to stop an Al-Qaeda plot to bring nerve gas into the US for a major terrorist strike. Ringo's writing is still laced with R rated sex and violence, but either I'm getting used to it or he's toned it down a bit in this book, alluding to more sex and torture than wallowing in it. That's good, because if you're looking for a beach read with good guys doing bad things to people who deserve it, fast boats, fast women Heinlein would have approved of, and an endless arsenal of high tech military assets...head for they keys with the Kildar and his crew.

From official release/information:

Book Description: Sequel to Ghost, Kildar, Choosers of the Slain and Unto the Breach.

Heart-sick over the deaths of so many of his Keldara followers, and one in particular, former SEAL Mike Harmon, hero of Ghost, Kildar and Choosers of the Slain, decides to sit this one out. WMDs headed for the US no longer matter to the Kildar. But when his best friend and intel specialist both are seriously wounded in an ambush aimed at him, the Kildar gets his gameface back on. Mike has always said that he's not a nice guy, and he's about to prove it to a boatload of terrorists and Colombian drug dealers. Set in the Bahamas and Florida Keys, A Deeper Blue is a fast moving thriller that never slows down from the first page. With the return of some old faces, the action-packed novel proves, once again, the adage that sometimes it takes some very bad people to do good things.

(Source: Baen)

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