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Under Siege is a 1990 novel by Stephen Coonts.

Under Siege is a 1990 novel by Stephen Coonts. The cartel throws everything they have to avenge him, including portable anti-air missiles, snipers, bomb trucks, and suicide squads armed with sub-machine guns. Grafton is now member of joint service team that plan military aid for anti-drug campaigns.

All in all this book really didn't work for me especially because Coonts involved real people in the drama, with George Bush Snr and Dan Quayle taking leading parts in the fiction

Ships from and sold by hisarpazari. All in all this book really didn't work for me especially because Coonts involved real people in the drama, with George Bush Snr and Dan Quayle taking leading parts in the fiction. He also manufactured a fictitious overthrow of Fidel Castro. The only part of this story that really interested me was that Coonts told me how Washington Post journalist Jack Yocke became an unusual associate of Grafton - something that had puzzled me in some future books where Hockey plays an important supporting role.

Stephen Coonts is the New York Times bestselling author of over forty-five books, including Flight of the Intruder, Under Siege, The Red Horseman, The Intruders, The Fortunes of War, and Cuba.

Ships from and sold by Prepbooks. Only 9 left in stock (more on the way). Stephen Coonts is the New York Times bestselling author of over forty-five books, including Flight of the Intruder, Under Siege, The Red Horseman, The Intruders, The Fortunes of War, and Cuba. A former attorney, Mr. Coonts resides in Clarksville, Maryland. Find out more at Coonts.

Have always been a Coonts fan have enjoyed reading his books. Being a retiree love the military references. Good book to pass the time.

Hardcover Paperback Kindle. Stephen Coonts spent his early life in West Virginia. Few other books of Stephen Coonts. Stephen Coonts has not restricted his talents to fiction only

Hardcover Paperback Kindle. He was born in 1946 and grew up in Buckhannon, a coal mining town of West Virginia. It was a very small town with an overall population of 6000. Stephen Coonts has not restricted his talents to fiction only. He has written few other books as well in addition to the fiction series.

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

Stephen Coonts (b. 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.

Stephen Coonts, master of suspense, has captivated readers around the world by writing thrillers ripped from .

Stephen Coonts, master of suspense, has captivated readers around the world by writing thrillers ripped from the nation's headlines  . Aliens are coming! A year after young engineering student Rip Cantrell discovered the first flying saucer buried deep in the sands of the Sahara, another saucer is brought up from the bottom of the Atlantic.

Under Siege - Stephen Coonts. Yocke extracted a small address book from a hip pocket, looked up a number, then dialed the cellular phone. Department of Motor Vehicles. Bob Lassiter, please.

Callie answered it. After exchanging pleasant greetings with whomever was on the other end, she offered the instrument to Jake. Sorry to bother you at home, but we just got a story from a stringer in South America that perhaps you can help me with. It seems that the . Army sent some people to Colombia and they shot it out with Chano Aldana’s bodyguards and arrested him. Apparently there were some Colombian police along, but the word we get is that it was a .


Comments: (7)

Skrimpak
I have read and enjoyed several books in the Jake Grafton series by Stephen Coonts but unfortunately IMHO this one is a "Lemon". It falls between the early adventures when Jake Grafton is a Naval pilot and the latter stories when Grafton is associated with covert operations. This time Grafton is working in the Pentagon directly for the Joint Chief of Staff on drug related issues and seems to be a bit out of his depth in a pretty unrealistic story.

What would happen if a Colombian drug lord is apprehended and brought to trial in DC? What would happen if that drug lord (with a wealth of billions of dollars) wants to spend part of his wealth hiring terrorists and assassins to bring Washington to its knees? Coonts paints a violent picture of a missile attack on the President's helicopter, the assassination of several key politicians, Judges and power brokers plus an invasion of suicide gangs intent on killing as many people as possible.

What is the outcome - martial law and Grafton and his cronies trying to find the main assassin and destroy the suicide gangs. This is done against a background of war between drug dealers. IMHO things like this are a bit over the top.

All in all this book really didn't work for me especially because Coonts involved real people in the drama, with George Bush Snr and Dan Quayle taking leading parts in the fiction. He also manufactured a fictitious overthrow of Fidel Castro.

The only part of this story that really interested me was that Coonts told me how Washington Post journalist Jack Yocke became an unusual associate of Grafton - something that had puzzled me in some future books where Hockey plays an important supporting role.

All in all I still love the Jake Grafton series, despite this "Lemon".
Arihelm
This novel reads like the author tried to address many of the trials and tribulations of the country. This is the first Coonts novel I have read that has too many sub- plots, too many characters, and no reasonably realistic theme. Ending the story with a mob lynching is so out of character for this country in the '70s it is not believable. The author's attempt to tie characters together in the end is simply unrealistic. The lawyer and his thieving nemesis from early in the book was just too much. Hanging from the same light post - really. The only character he did not complete was Liarakos' cocaine addicted wife.
Too far fetched - Castro killed - but then nothing about Cuba except the inference that the revolution was CIA controlled, or at least that the CIA was involved. Jake Grafton acting like an Infantryman. Rediculous. The entire postulation of how the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs would act, how a staff officer on the Joint Staff would become involved in a drug war, policing DC, running down an assassin and inviting a reporter to tag along in his adventures is beyond Zebra. This storyline does not even begin to touch on the possible, much less the maybe in events that could occur within the laws of our country. Even the most stringent conspiracy theorists would find this story line implausible. Last, at least if a writer is going to introduce multiple plots he should consider having logical lead ins, and/or breaks in he story line. In this novel Coonts just went from one paragraph to another without any logical transitions. This novel is the worse example of Coonts I have ever read.
Gaiauaco
Meh...

This is a good book - if you want to get to know drug dealers and other lowlifes up close and personal. That was what the author spends most of the book doing.

If you like martial law, there's some good stuff for you too.

But if you like an actual cohesive story, look elsewhere. This is really just a bunch of sub-plots rolled into one book. Some of them come together in the end, some don't.

And if, like me, you bought this as a "Jake Grafton" book, you might be wishing you could get your money (and reading time) back. Jake and the other familiar characters are basically bit players, and their roles could have been played by any generic new characters instead of falsely advertising this as a Grafton book.

I've loved so many of Mr. Coonts' works, and I've read several good Grafton books. This just isn't one of them.
Under Siege download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Stephen Coonts
ISBN: 0006470629
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; New Ed edition (1991)
Pages: 608 pages