Deadly Coast

Deadly Coast

by R. E. McDermott
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Deadly Coast 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had suspense, intrigue and even some humor. I had a little difficulty with the first few chapters (due to all the different names, locations and vessels) but am glad I stuck with it because it became a real page-turner I did not want to put down. I enjoyed the history at the end, showing which parts of the story were true, because including historical facts makes it so much more interesting and believable.
SCW52 More than 1 year ago
McDermott has done it again! I was not expecting Deadly Coast to be as good as Deadly Straits, but it's even better. This book is a "page turner" from start to finish. If you have plans for the weekend don't start this book because you aren't going to accomplish anything until you've finished it. I can't wait for the next one. Tom Dugan is the next Dirk Pitt.
Anonymous 26 days ago
Edge of your seat reading. About the time you think all is lost and the pirates are in total control, in come the good guys. However, the good guys have their own trouble so the suspense continues. The story is well told, well spoken. Thank you, Bob. I'll watch for more of your books!
KnowYouLikeaBook More than 1 year ago
Having read "Deadly Straits" last year, my husband and I already loved McDermott's writing style and were eager to embark on a new journey as we read "Deadly Coast." It did not disappoint! It won my husband's attention from the first words by starting out in a WW2 setting, and it won mine by catapulting forward into the present. McDermott is very skilled at storytelling and at creating likeable, believable characters. Having read two of his novels, we can't wait to read the next on our next road trip.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't think I would like this book but actually had a hard time putting it down once I got into it. I loved the fact that the author had a section at the end of the book that discussed what was true and what was fictional. The action in this book was non stop and kept me reading to see what would happen next.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book . Lots of action and adventure .
dolphin6161 More than 1 year ago
Mr. McDermott has done it again. A great read! I could hardly put it down. I would rate this book and his first book Deadly Straights right up there with Clancy and Cussler. Good plot, very believable and a constant page turner. Thank you Mr. McDermott for such wonderful writing. Keep them coming!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though this is not my "type" of book, i found myself really enjoying it. The story line is spot on and keeps you turning the page. Great characters. Look forward to reading more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good action book. Believable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like adventures, action and the highseas youwill enjoy this. Hope to read many more about this crew
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tightly written moves well plenty of twisrs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the book was well written. I enjoyed the characters and the story line. It reminded me of the early Dirk Pitt stories by Clieve Clussler before Clieve sold out his name to the highest bidder. it was a kind of swash buckling adventure that you can read without worrying about bad language or graphic violence popping up on the next page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel and the other two that are in the Dugan character's group of novels are all refreshingly pure and free of the usual predictable elements that are present in so many new novels these days. McDermott blends a brand of humor into his stories that has me laughing out loud and remembering the lines of the main characters like I remember the best lines of characters in great movies. The banter between the different nationalities and personalities of these characters gives a richness and depth to these novels that I haven't seen in a long time. The chronology of the story and events along that chronology never gets dull or has a slow moment. The hero of the stories is clearly made to be very realistic and relatable because he is clearly not invincible as so many other stories make their heroes out to be. Dugan is a man of action instead of lots of big talk. He is a keenly intelligent doer and thoroughly thanks his doings through before doing those doings. He is a man with a heart of gold and would give his all to save his fellow man. He has ethics that make his decisions a bit difficult sometimes, but he always knows that he is thinking and doing in the correct realm of ethics and of the reality of humanity. Dugan just wants to make a living at shipping, but things tend to get in the way of his desire to just have business as usual. But, as the story unfolds, it is quite clear that things will be anything but business as usual. This makes for some of the best stories I have ever read. The Dugan novels are top-notch and I am very happy to have discovered McDermott and his superb skills as a thriller novelist. I wish there were more of his novels already because I have read all that he has written and am very anticipatory as to his next novel. McDermott writes tales that has you cheering for the hero of the story and has your heart breaking for those that are in peril and laughing hysterically at the humorous banter and one-liners that go between the very rich and deep characters. This is the mark of an excellent writer and McDermott has proven his mettle with the penmanship of these Dugan novels. I look forward to many more novels by McDermott in the future.
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TWBarton More than 1 year ago
This is the first book of the Tom Dugan series. This book is a thriller on the high seas involving pirates, ransoms, executions, and a secret weapon thought to be buried beyond reach, created at the end of WWII. It's clear that the author has extensive knowledge of shipping and life on the sea, which is confirmed by visiting the authors’ page on Amazon. He's spent his entire life around and on the sea, so it comes as no surprise that the story feels real with authentic descriptions that combine to make this a fantastic read. The story centers on Tom Dugan, an American who’s a partner in a shipping company. The company has a very valuable shipment of Jet Fuel heading for Diego Garcia. The slow and time consuming passage through the Panama Canal allows stow aways that change the course of the shipment along with the lives of many people. During the ordeal a friend of Tom's, Ward, a CIA operative stumbles onto a deadly WWII secret thought to be lost but the lynch pin of a terrorist group's plan to cleanse the world of infidels. The discovery of the plot that’s so farfetched, Ward's bosses scoff at the idea, leaving his last hope to stop the terrorists, is to convince Tom to change his plans currently underway to rescue the high jacked ship and go see if the plot is real. Tom has no idea that the high jacking of his ship is also part of the terrorist’s plan, a diversion meant to keep the world focused away from what the real goal is. The action is at times intense and gruesome. The multiple plot lines are weaved through the story to give the reader an almost 360 degree view of the plan and how all the different players unknowingly are connected in ways they never could have realized. The book kept my attention and had me reaching for my laptop or phone to continue the story whenever I had free time. Thrill fans with a love of the sea will particularly enjoy this book and those that just enjoy a good book full of action with a cast of real characters with faults and skills that we all can relate to. Will power rules the day. Those that dare win....usually.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly entertaining and very accurate in detail. A page turner!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very good read. well written'
sheliab12 More than 1 year ago
Very good with lots of twists and turns.  The only down side is lots of players with difficult names and times zones with places you can't pronunce.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading McDermott's first book, Deadly Straits, I had been waiting somewhat impatiently for his second installment. I was not disappointed -- Dugan and cronies return to whip up on Somali pirates with suitable plot twists and tight situations. Another enjoyable read by a fresh new author!
qstewart More than 1 year ago
Deadly Coast is an excellent follow up to Deadly Straits by R.E. McDermott.  In this book shipping magnate Dugan gets caught up in a struggle with Somali pirates.  Many of the characters from Deadly Straits show up in this book which makes this an interesting read for those who read the first in what will become a continuing series. The pirates are holding sailors from different companies and countries for ransom and Dugan comes up with a plan to free the hostages without any overt government help.  The pirates are infiltrated by a terrorist leader who has an ulterior motive for seizing an American Navy vessel.  Dugan and his plans are drawn into the search for an old deadly weapon with orders to try and destroy it while he is in the process of freeing the hostages from the pirates.   Deadly Coast is an excellent read and McDermott’s background gives his description of the ships and the goings on aboard ships makes the book an interesting read.  Hopefully there will be more coming from Dugan and his cohorts.
momretired More than 1 year ago
Mitch Rapp watch out! Tom Dugan is quietly and quickly taking over. An unlikely hero he gets the job done and makes it looks easy. A great book and I look forward to more from Tom Dugan and RE McDermott.