Task Force Blue (Rogue Warrior Series) [NOOK Book]

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Richard Marcinko's #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography, Rogue Warrior, brought SpecWar combat out in the open. But only fiction could to tell the whole, unrestricted, in two more explosive New York Times bestsellers -- Rogue Warrior: Red Cell and Rogue Warrior: Green Team. Now the Rogue Warrior's back in a raw, authentic novel of relentless action and suspense.

When the Rogue Warrior and his elite SEAL team, Task Force Blue, storm a ...
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Task Force Blue (Rogue Warrior Series)

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Overview

Richard Marcinko's #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography, Rogue Warrior, brought SpecWar combat out in the open. But only fiction could to tell the whole, unrestricted, in two more explosive New York Times bestsellers -- Rogue Warrior: Red Cell and Rogue Warrior: Green Team. Now the Rogue Warrior's back in a raw, authentic novel of relentless action and suspense.

When the Rogue Warrior and his elite SEAL team, Task Force Blue, storm a hijacked 727 in Key West, a hostage is killed -- and Marcinko must pay. Facing court-martial and removal from the Navy, his is recuited by the Defense Intelligence Agency to erradicate a secret right-wing terrorist infrastructure. Combating a brutal enemy force, and pursued by the FBI, Marcinko maneuvers through a political, military, and bureaucratic minefield, adhering to the ultimate Commandment of SpecWar -- there are no rules -- win at all cost!

Home-grown terrorists willing to kill Americans to create a government in their own fanatical image have breached the Pentagon's security. The Defense Intelligence Agency has only one weapon left in its arsenal--Marcinko and his elite SEAL team, Task Force Blue. Now, accused of murder and pursued by the FBI, the Rogue Warrior is primed, on the prowl, and ready for the kill. National ads. Online promo. HC: Pocket Books. (Fiction--Espionage/Thriller)

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
One of the most controversial veterans of the U.S. Navy's amphibious commando unit, whose troops are known as SEALs, Marcinko describes his combat adventures in Southeast Asia and his counterterrorist activities. A 10-week PW bestseller in cloth. Photos. (Mar.)
Library Journal
Marcinko adds more color to the best-selling success of Rogue Warrior: Green Team (Pocket Bks., 1995) and Rogue Warrior: Red Cell (Pocket Bks., 1994) in this novel about terrorists and the men who kill them.
Roland Green
Once more, "Rogue Warrior" Marcinko and Weisman parlay the former's experiences into a technothriller starring the former special operations soldier himself. This time, Marcinko's target is a billionaire with presidential ambitions who is planning a wave of terrorism to create demand for a dictator. Sent to investigate, Marcinko soon is on the run from both the billionaire and constituted authority and has to call on his old SEALs buddies to bring the enemy to ground. As usual for a Rogue Warrior yarn, this one is a gripping hard-boiled thriller bulked up with information on weapons, hardware, and the psychology of the warrior, all of which takes on the authority conferred by Marcinko's personal experience. "Task Force Blue" may not win any new fans for the salty tongued Marcinko, but it will please the dickens out of all the current ones.
Newgate Callendar
So much action that the reader scarcely has time to breathe...bloody...innocent fun.
Kirkus Reviews
In their third outing, Marcinko and his roguish warriors do violent, imaginative battle with America's home-front enemies.

Following retirement as a US Navy SEAL, Marcinko embarked on an active if fictive career as a handyman for the military (his vastly entertaining exploits are chronicled in such blood-and- thunder opera as Rogue Warrior: Green Team, 1995). This time around, the salty Vietnam vet and his handpicked crew are detailed to staunch the illicit flow of heavy weapons and ammunition from government arsenals. Thanks to the cyberspace talents of a young petty officer who can hack into Pentagon computers, Task Force Blue soon learns its ageless leader is the designated fall guy in a power struggle pitting would-be usurpers against constituted authority. Despite the best efforts of their establishment foes, Marcinko and his merry men track a truckload of stolen arms from Detroit to Tampa, from whence it is shipped to an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. They storm the offshore drilling platform, which is owned by billionaire L.C. Strawhouse, and learn that the rig is used to supply ordnance to disaffected militia groups and drug gangs throughout the country. Back on dry land, the seagoing irregulars also discover that the ultraconservative Strawhouse (who tries to enlist Marcinko in his mad cause) has been equipping domestic terrorists in hopes their lethal rampages might permit a reactive putsch that could put him in the White House. While by no means taken with the incumbent chief executive or his wimpy underlings, Marcinko pursues the man who would be America's king to a heavily guarded command post in the southern California desert. In a climactic confrontation inside the fortress, he exposes and foils Strawhouse's sinister plot before dispatching its architect in decidedly imaginative fashion.

Another walk on the wild side with the Marcinko mob.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451602951
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Series: Rogue Warrior Series , #4
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 132,202
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Marcinko

Richard Marcinko retired from the Navy as a full commander after more than thirty years of service. He currently lives in the Alexandria, Virginia, area, where he is CEO of SOS Temps Inc., his private security firm -- whose clients are governments and corporations; Richard Marcinko Inc., a motivational training and team-building company; and Red Cell International, Inc., which conducts vulnerability assessments of high-value properties and high-risk targets. He is the author of The Real Team; The Rogue Warrior's Strategy for Success: A Commando's Principles of Winning; and the four-month New York Times business bestseller Leadership Secrets of the Rogue Warrior: A Commando's Guide to Success. Rogue Warrior, his #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography, set the stage for his bestselling Rogue Warrior novels, eight of which were coauthored with John Weisman. Visit Richard Marcinko's website at www.dickmarcinko.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    Great series.

    Finally, Books for men who like reading real action books about real american heroes. Your the man Dick. God bless you and all those who serve and their families.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2012

    Very good book

    I am reading the whole Rogue Warrior series. These are good books to read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2004

    Very Sadistic and makes you wonder.

    The thing I learned in this book is about servalence techniques. Using multiple cars to follow a person. From what he said it isn't what you see on TV as to how to follow someone. Too bad someone got japped in this one see ya in heaven cherry enders but I liked the revenge method done on the billionare. Very funny and very sadistic. Got three more books to go. Of course very good book. They make mention of the insecurity within the US computer databases. Wonder if terrorists know what marcinko knows. Anyways a very good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2000

    'Rogue Warrior Task Force Blue'the best book of the series

    Rogue Warrior Task Force Blue is a very exciting book. The book will hold your attention all the way to the last page. Marcinko incopasses new and old seals in the book. I have read all of his books and this is the best yet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2000

    This book is an awesome direct in your face, kick butt and take names kinda book!

    Richard Marcinko once again proves he and his SEALs are shootin' and lootin' warriors! Up against American militiamen, Dick and his men are placed in the Gulf of Mexico, the swamplands of Florida, and The deserts of the West. Biological warfare is about to break out in the U.S.!

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