Under Siege (Jake Grafton Series #5)

Under Siege (Jake Grafton Series #5)

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by Stephen Coonts
     
 

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With Flight of the Intruder, Final Flight and The Minotaur, Stephen Coonts has established himself as one of the nation's premier novelists of technological suspense thrillers. Following the Summer '90 release of the major film version of Flight of the Intruder, the pool of Coonts fans will surely increse. Coonts' hero Jake Grafton is back in D.C. as the war on drugs

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With Flight of the Intruder, Final Flight and The Minotaur, Stephen Coonts has established himself as one of the nation's premier novelists of technological suspense thrillers. Following the Summer '90 release of the major film version of Flight of the Intruder, the pool of Coonts fans will surely increse. Coonts' hero Jake Grafton is back in D.C. as the war on drugs escalates to an unexpected climax.

Editorial Reviews

Newgate Callendar
Mr. Coonts has a tendency to see things in black and white. His heroes are too good to be true, and his villains are darker than a black hole. But in his prose he avoids the dreadful cliches of most of his colleagues. His dialogue is realistic, the story line mesmeric. That is the mark of a natural storyteller. We may know how it will come out, but we continue to turn the pages avidly....His characters do tend to be stereotypes, but Mr. Coonts knows how to write and build suspense.
— The New York Times
School Library Journal
YA-- Several story lines intertwine to produce a contemporary, fast-paced political thriller. Jake Grafton, seen in Coonts's previous three novels, returns as a staff member for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is joined by Jack Yocke, a Washington Post journalist, and Harrison R. Ford, an undercover agent, and the threesome assists the administration in rescuing Washington, D. C. from chaotic and horrifying circumstances that result when a Colombian drug lord and his gunmen arrive in this country for trial. While these events are unfolding, a hired assassin carries out an intricate plan to kill President Bush and several top officials. Coonts has readers' complete attention throughout this incredible, yet strangely believable, tale. There are many well-drawn characters in the sprawling story, and he does an excellent job of weaving together plot and participants.-- Nancy Bard, Jefferson Sci-Tech, Alexandria, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439194287
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
12/29/2009
Series:
Jake Grafton Series, #5
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
333,643
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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Tom Clancy
Brilliant....An impressive tour-de-force.
Clive Cussler
Nobody does it better than Stephen Coonts. He's unsurpassed at creating a story that bristles with intrigue, excitement, and surprise.

Meet the Author

Stephen Coonts is the author of eighteen New York Times bestselling books that have been translated and published around the world. A former naval aviator and Vietnam combat veteran, he is a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of Colorado School of Law. He lives in Colorado.

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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Under Siege 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
mickeyd53 More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book since I enjoy "The Jake Grafton series". I began to read with my usual sense of expectation of a great read. Not happening. About a fourth of the way through I had noticed Jake Grafton" had only made a "cameo" appearance so far. I kept reading and waiting for "Jake" to do his thing..... Bottom line if you're buying this particular story because to too love "The Jake Frafton" series, you will be Dissapointed as I was.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best thriller by Coonts. I really enjoyed this book tremendously! Great adventure. Non-stop adventure. hair raising suspense!
587Delta More than 1 year ago
Well written and plausible. Difficult to put down. And scary possible!
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He smirked and pulled down her pant<_>ies and spankled her. And started unclipping her bra.
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Laughed and layed down on the bed and smiled at him (r u wearing anything)
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I have read this book six times and listened to it on tape five and I am still on the edge of my seat during the entire book.