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Military intelligence analyst Bill Lane, the dauntless hero of Winner Take All, is about to find out. When the national Security Agency assigns him to invest. PART ONE 1 THE PERSIAN GULF OFF THE COAST OF IRAN A dim red light flashed briefly in the pitch darkness as the afterdeck hatch was opened and closed. Praise for Kilo Option. Sean Flannery is a former Air Force cryptographer who has traveled extensively in Europe, the Arctic, and the Caribbean and has spoken at CIA functions.

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NSA sends Lane to investigate a commando raid on an Iranian submarine facility where Russian subs were based from, leading the Intelligence community fearing that nuclear weapons may have been the target. When a Russian submarine scheduled to be scuttled suddenly takes off, Lane knows that the reason won't be a good one for the . As he tracks it, though, he begins to learn that the ex-KGB leader who stole it is also setting a trap for Lane. 4. Eden's Gate Written.

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Military intelligence analyst Bill Lane, the dauntless hero of Winner Take All, is about to find out. When the national Security Agency assigns him to investigate a mysterious commando raid on Iran's Persian Gulf submarine installation, where for Russian-built Kilo class subs are known to be based, Lane fears the worst--that nuclear technology has finally fallen into the hands of terrorists.

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Malhala
Kilo Option has more action on one page, than does Hunt for Red October in the entire book! Should appeal to the techno-thriller fan. One of his best books.
Read also "By Dawn's Early Light(written by him under the name of David Hagberg)
Brightcaster
For those who know their military hardware, "Kilo" refers to a class of Russian built electric-powered (non-nuclear) submarines. Though shorter-ranged than nuclear subs which can remain submerged for months, the electric-drive is inherently quieter than nuclear power (which relies on pumps and piping), making boats like the kilo harder to detect, and thus deadlier. Add late 1980's technology to increase efficiency, throw in some deep-pockets clients from the sunnier (and less-stable) regions of the globe (where they watch C-span with a laugh-track) and the kilo becomes the cheap answer to submarine warfare - fast, deadly and impossible to find.
Strangely, the plot of "Kilo Option" similarly escapes detection, but that doesn't help things. Instead, "Option", in which charachters load up on plots and counterplots, goes beyond incomprehensible. Describing what the book is about is impossible, though it's safer to say what's in the book - Saddam Hussein plotting; fanatical Iranian mullahs; rogue Russians selling their hardware and services to the highest bidder; lots of shooting; lots of hardware; a hunky hero who never manages to get the bad guy (it's hard yto like a hero who fails to bring an end to this interminable book); and a Russian agent whose less a charachter than an engine of doom with dialog (even Darth Maul had funnier lines than this guy). with the plot so murky, there's never any sense that Flannery is working up to a climax, as if he can sustain a climax from an early shootfest thruought the length of his book. Thus, we only have a dwindling number of pages to mark the passage of the book (and even that can't always convince).
The weirdest thing about this book is the way it parallels the nonesensical "Crossfire" written by David Hagberg - Flannery's alter-ego. Throwing in some stuff about subs (sunken U-boats), a hunky (though retired) intelligence agent, some misunderstood Iranians..., mercenary Russians (with planes instead of subs), a Russian agent turned killing machine who seems to eliminate life out of compulsion, and no coherent plot to arrange them in, Hagberg has essentially written an earlier version of "Kilo Option".
What little that can be understood is annoyingly unoriginal, and the ... fundamentalist muslims, scheming Russians, rogue nukes, hunky heroes and Saddan Hussein lack the slightest hint of any development, as if they were off-the-shelf components for some cut-grade weapons system. If you come upon "Kilo option", I'd suggest another choice.....
Ariurin
It's no surprise that Sean Flannery and David Hagberg are one and the same, since Flannery's "Kilo Option" seems to follow Hagberg's chaotic "Crossfire" more closely than the other nonsensical, disorganized and utterly incomprehensible novel should allow.
As in "Crossfire" a quick-thinking and hunky American intelligence agent (though not retired) is locked in mortal and inter-continental warfare with a virtually deranged Russian agent. The two cross paths early on in the book in a confrontation that seems belabored and never in doubt (we know that it's too early for the pay-off of the evil spy getting his). The Russian (like the one in "Crossfire") is a killing machine - ready to destroy friend and enemy alike. But what is going on here? Even Flannery seems confused. He piles on details but has no patience to develop them or even let them congeal. the details themselves don't stand out: Iranian Kilos(Kilos are modern subs w/o Nuclear power; they're cheaper than "nuke' subs but sometimes harder to find); fundamentalist Iranians (actually just fundamentalists - old men in beards should be kept from guns but the secular Iranians should be trusted); rogue Russians gone mercenary; Saddam Hussein's perpetual plotting; and on. It's never clear what all these elements are doing in the same book, and Flannery quickly changes direction before the reader can begin to discern any plot. By the time that the story has headed for a climax, I'm almost praying that the Russian rogues or the Iranian hardliners (or somebody) to push the button and launch the stolen nuclear weapons. That would have to slow down Flannery.
Wishamac
Given what we are now living through with the threat that terrorists could acquire advanced weapons of mass destruction, this novel strikes a chord of reality and is worth reading as an intellectual exercise. All those who said we could never have imagined commercial airliners hitting large buildings had simply not been reading enough adventure fiction. Tom Clancy had a Boeing 747 hit the Capitol in one of his novels. Similarly, if at some future time we discover that someone really vicious has acquired a very advanced weapon system by bribing a disgruntled military member of a decaying system, we should not be surprised if we read Kilo Option. Flannery assumes that a group has bribed a small crew who were supposed to scuttle a Russian submarine to fake the scuttling and instead sail the submarine to a rendezvous and sell it to some people with really dreadful ideas about how to use it.
Considering the number of countries in which salaries are low and often months or even years behind in payment. Imagine the people who watch corrupt regimes and lose any faith in their leaders standing for anything. Imagine the steady proliferation of advanced systems across the planet. Then remember that the very sophisticated very expensive submarine monitoring system we built to track Soviet submarines during the cold war is now gradually disappearing as we focus on more immediate problems. The result could easily be an intelligence gap into which some really unthinkable things could happen.
Kilo Option outlines one plausible scenario and how it is ultimately stopped by a very narrow margin. It is worth reading and pondering.
Kilo Option (Bill Lane) download epub
Thrillers & Suspense
Author: Sean Flannery
ISBN: 0812550633
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Language: English
Publisher: Forge Books (September 15, 1997)