Synopses & Reviews
Is Kim Jong-il really a fanatical fan of Dick Marcinko, the Rogue Warrior? Has the terrifying tyrant actually read every one of Marcinko's many New York Times bestsellers?
One thing is certain: the Rogue Warrior wants nothing to do with the brutal despot. When, in Dictator's Ransom, "the loathsome dwarf"--as George W. Bush derided him--invites Marcinko to the Hermit Kingdom, the Rogue Warrior instantly declines...prompting the CIA to RSVP on his behalf. Of course, the Agency is sending Marcinko on this life-threatening mission, not to sign books but as part of a clandestine special op: Marcinko is to track down four covert nuclear warheads secreted in the Supreme Leader's palace.
More than just another thriller, however, Dictator's Ransom is a novel of electrifying energy and wicked wit. Marcinko rightfully takes his place alongside Huck Finn as the raunchy, rambunctious American hero he truly is. Kim Jong-il quickly becomes the most outrageous, most frightening, most demented nuclear psychopath in all of history and literature. Dictator's Ransom will have you shuddering with fear and trembling...even as it has you cracking up with laughter.
Asked to head to Cuba by the head of the CIA, Marchinko discovers Fidel Castro is on his deathbed. What's more, Castro had planned a catastrophic surprise for the United States as his going-away present. The Rogue Warrior must find out the nature of that little surprise and thwart it.
The Rogue Warrior is called upon to undertake a critical mission: uncover the hidden motives and players behind the recent attempts at the destabilization of Azerbaijan, the former Soviet republic that holds the key to the oil-rich Caspian Sea.
When North Korea's Kim Jong-Il invites Marchinko to the Hermit Kingdom, the Rogue Warrior instantly declines--prompting the CIA to RSVP on his behalf. Marchinko is to track down four covert nuclear warheads stashed in the Supreme Leader's palace.
About the Author
RICHARD MARCINKO is a living, breathing hero--he was honored with the silver star and four bronze stars for valor, along with two Navy Commendation medals and an assortment of other honors. After serving in Vietnam, he went on to start and command SEAL Team 6, the Navys anti-terrorist group, and Red Cell, a high-level anti-terrorist unit whose exploits, fictionalized for security and legal reasons, have formed the basis of his novels. Besides an active speaking and consulting calendar, Marcinko keeps his hand in the field as the president of a private international security company and now lives in Warrington, Virginia. JIM DeFELICE is the author of many military based thriller novels and is a frequent collaborator with Stephen Coonts, Larry Bond, and Richard Marcinko, among other New York Times bestselling authors. His solo novels include Leopards Kill, Threat Level Black, Coyote Bird, War Breaker, and My Brother's Keeper. He lives in New York.