The Minotaur (Jake Grafton Series #4)

The Minotaur (Jake Grafton Series #4)

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by Stephen Coonts
     
 

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After flying A-6 Intruders in Vietnam and commanding an air wing in the Mediterranean, Jake Grafton is grounded. He draws assignment to the Pentagon where he takes on development of the navy's new top-secret stealth attack plane — the A-12.

At every turn, Jake encounters political and technical problems. Before long he learns of Minotaur, a mole hidden in

Overview

After flying A-6 Intruders in Vietnam and commanding an air wing in the Mediterranean, Jake Grafton is grounded. He draws assignment to the Pentagon where he takes on development of the navy's new top-secret stealth attack plane — the A-12.

At every turn, Jake encounters political and technical problems. Before long he learns of Minotaur, a mole hidden in the Pentagon who is funneling American defense secrets to the Russians. Who can he be? Jake sets out to find him.

"Move over Clancy! Coonts' power is his use of real and immediate crisis, and human failings, topics crying for discussion and worthy of high drama." —John Lehman, former Secretary of the Navy

Editorial Reviews

Newgate Callendar
The flying episodes ring true. There are also a few things not normally encountered in his books...it makes one think.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Navy Captain Jake Grafton develops an aircraft known as the Minotaur using Stealth technology and deals with a Defense Department information leak in this techno-thriller. PW commented, ``Coonts is most compelling when he focuses on the politics of design and procurement; his comparisons of Navy and Air Force procedures are admirably sharp-edged.'' (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440207429
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1990
Series:
Jake Grafton Series, #4
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
438
Sales rank:
158,388
Product dimensions:
4.17(w) x 6.88(h) x 1.17(d)

What People are saying about this

Tom Clancy
Stephen Coonts, like Jake Grafton, just keeps getting better.
W E. B. Griffin
Thrilling, more than a little frightening, and clearly his best work yet!

Meet the Author

Stephen Coonts (b. 1946) was born in Buckhannon, West Virginia. He is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-eight thriller and nonfiction titles, including The Intruders, The Minotaur, Under Siege, The Red Horseman, and The Cannibal Queen. A combat pilot in the Vietnam War, Coonts’s technical knowledge of aviation and warfare has contributed to the enormous popularity of his novels. The author currently divides his time between his home in Colorado and a farm in West Virginia, where he does much of his writing.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 19, 1946
Place of Birth:
Morgantown, West Virginia
Education:
B.A., West Virginia University, 1968; J.D., University of Colorado, 1979

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The Minotaur (Jake Grafton Series #3) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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