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The Crisis (Dan Lenson Novels)

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Publisher Comments:

A daring humanitarian mission turns deadly in this action-packed thriller from USA Today bestselling author

David Poyer

“No one writes gritty, realistic military fiction better than David Poyer. No one.”—Stephen Coonts

Navy Commander Dan Lenson is assigned an urgent mission in a war-torn, famine-plagued country on the brink of collapse. He and his select team of SEALs, civilian analysts, and relief workers are part of an immense effort to bring food, water, and medical supplies to civilians—while the United States battles pirates from the air and sea and tries to stabilize a corrupt local government.

“Riveting.”—Richmond Times Dispatch

But Dan finds the situation much worse than intelligence suggests. A charismatic Islamic warlord is winning a village-by-village battle with a hit and run battle strategy. After a devastating insurgent offensive culminates in a massive hotel bombing, there can be no turning back. With thousands of lives at stake and the humanitarian mission about to fail, Dan and his team must scour the forbidding desert for a man never photographed, whose name they dont even know. And if they find him, they must kill him…or die themselves in a brutal, unforgiving land.

“Once again, Dan Lenson is a hero among heroes.”—The Officer magazine

Review:

"When civil war threatens to turn Ashaara, an impoverished nation on the Horn of Africa, into a failed state and a potential sanctuary for jihadists in Poyer's outstanding 12th thriller to feature Cdr. Dan Lenson (after The Weapon), U.S. naval forces stationed near the Red Sea quickly respond with humanitarian relief. The lack of any legitimate local government leads to escalating chaos, and the mission soon changes for Medal of Honor winner Lenson and his cohorts to nation building and then counterinsurgency. Assorted Islamic militants, Westernized liberals and remnants of the former dictatorial regime manipulate each other as well as Western governments in an effort to control a desiccated chunk of land that makes Somalia look like paradise. Poyer, an Annapolis graduate, focuses on how his vividly drawn characters behave amid the shifting alliances, while the action inexorably builds to a conclusion that's both tragic and ironic." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Featuring exciting action, espionage, and exotic locales, "The Crisis" raises questions about America's obligations to relieve the suffering of other countries and the role of a democratic government in nations with no central leadership.

Synopsis:

Navy Commander Dan Lenson is assigned an urgent mission in a war-torn, famine-plagued country on the brink of collapse. He and his select team of SEALs, civilian analysts, and relief workers are part of an immense effort to bring food, water, and medical supplies to civilians—while the United States battles pirates from the air and sea and tries to stabilize a corrupt local government.

But Dan finds the situation much worse than intelligence suggests. A charismatic Islamic warlord is winning a village-by-village battle with a hit and run battle strategy. After a devastating insurgent offensive culminates in a massive hotel bombing, there can be no turning back. With thousands of lives at stake and the humanitarian mission about to fail, Dan and his team must scour the forbidding desert for a man never photographed, whose name they dont even know. And if they find him, they must kill him…or die themselves in a brutal, unforgiving land.

Synopsis:

Naval Commander Dan Lenson and his Tactical Analysis Group specialize in out of the box military assign ments. Comprising sailors, Navy SEALS, and civilians, the group investigates and defuses naval threats around the world.
Dan and his team are assigned to “transform” a patrol craft squadron in the Red Sea into a leaner, meaner Navy. Mean - while, in northern Africa, drought and famine have brought a nation to the brink of civil war. When the United States decides on intervention to stabilize the region, Dan and his team become the point people for the humanitarian mission. When a charismatic young jihadist coordinates a ferocious insur gency against the U.S. presence, Dan and his team must kill him in order to save thousands of lives.
With exciting action, espionage, and exotic locales, The Crisis asks bigger questions about our obligations to relieve the suffering of other countries, the risk of American lives to rescue foreigners, and the role of democratic government in nations with no central leadership.

About the Author

DAVID POYERs military career included service in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Arctic, Caribbean, Persian Gulf, and Pacific. He lives with his wife and daughter on Virginias Eastern Shore

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312544393
Subtitle:
A Dan Lenson Novel
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Author:
Poyer, David
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Terrorists
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Thrillers/Military
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Dan Lenson Novels
Series Volume:
No. 12
Publication Date:
20091110
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes one bandw map
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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Product details 416 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312544393 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "When civil war threatens to turn Ashaara, an impoverished nation on the Horn of Africa, into a failed state and a potential sanctuary for jihadists in Poyer's outstanding 12th thriller to feature Cdr. Dan Lenson (after The Weapon), U.S. naval forces stationed near the Red Sea quickly respond with humanitarian relief. The lack of any legitimate local government leads to escalating chaos, and the mission soon changes for Medal of Honor winner Lenson and his cohorts to nation building and then counterinsurgency. Assorted Islamic militants, Westernized liberals and remnants of the former dictatorial regime manipulate each other as well as Western governments in an effort to control a desiccated chunk of land that makes Somalia look like paradise. Poyer, an Annapolis graduate, focuses on how his vividly drawn characters behave amid the shifting alliances, while the action inexorably builds to a conclusion that's both tragic and ironic." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Featuring exciting action, espionage, and exotic locales, "The Crisis" raises questions about America's obligations to relieve the suffering of other countries and the role of a democratic government in nations with no central leadership.
"Synopsis" by ,

Navy Commander Dan Lenson is assigned an urgent mission in a war-torn, famine-plagued country on the brink of collapse. He and his select team of SEALs, civilian analysts, and relief workers are part of an immense effort to bring food, water, and medical supplies to civilians—while the United States battles pirates from the air and sea and tries to stabilize a corrupt local government.

But Dan finds the situation much worse than intelligence suggests. A charismatic Islamic warlord is winning a village-by-village battle with a hit and run battle strategy. After a devastating insurgent offensive culminates in a massive hotel bombing, there can be no turning back. With thousands of lives at stake and the humanitarian mission about to fail, Dan and his team must scour the forbidding desert for a man never photographed, whose name they dont even know. And if they find him, they must kill him…or die themselves in a brutal, unforgiving land.

"Synopsis" by ,
Naval Commander Dan Lenson and his Tactical Analysis Group specialize in out of the box military assign ments. Comprising sailors, Navy SEALS, and civilians, the group investigates and defuses naval threats around the world.
Dan and his team are assigned to “transform” a patrol craft squadron in the Red Sea into a leaner, meaner Navy. Mean - while, in northern Africa, drought and famine have brought a nation to the brink of civil war. When the United States decides on intervention to stabilize the region, Dan and his team become the point people for the humanitarian mission. When a charismatic young jihadist coordinates a ferocious insur gency against the U.S. presence, Dan and his team must kill him in order to save thousands of lives.
With exciting action, espionage, and exotic locales, The Crisis asks bigger questions about our obligations to relieve the suffering of other countries, the risk of American lives to rescue foreigners, and the role of democratic government in nations with no central leadership.

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