Seal Team Six: Hunt the Wolf Mass Market Paperback – Nov 20 2012
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"A steady stream of action makes this a worthy entry into the burgeoning SEAL thriller genre." -- Publishers Weekly
"SEAL aficionados and action addicts will find...engaging hours of reading here." -- Kirkus Reviews
"There's action galore as Crocker and his team are either shooting at terrorists or on the receiving end." -- John Harrington, The Oklahoman
"Hunt the Wolf roars out of the most authentic inspirations in the blood and bayonets commando saga genre, and for lovers of military action fiction, this is a read to have." -- James Grady, author of Six Days of the Condor
"Don Mann writes like a soldier talks--straight and to the point. And he packs a mean punch." -- Chris Ryan, author of Strike Back --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Don Mann (CWO3, USN) is the author of the forthcoming Inside SEAL Team Six and has for the last thirty years been associated with the Navy SEALS as a platoon member, assault team member, boat crew leader, or advanced training officer; and more recently program director preparing civilians to go to BUD/s (SEAL Training). Up until 1998 he was on active duty with SEAL Team 6. Since his retirement, he has deployed to the Middle East on numerous occasions in support of the war on terror. Many of the active duty members of SEAL Team 6 are the same guys he taught how to shoot and conduct ship and aircraft takedowns, and trained in urban, arctic, desert, river, and jungle warfare, as well as Close Quarters Battle and Military Operations in Urban Terrain. He has suffered two broken backs, two pulmonary embolisms, and multiple other broken bones, in training or service. He has twice survived being captured during operations.
Co-writer Ralph Pezzullo is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning playwright, screenwriter and journalist. His books include Jawbreaker (with CIA operative Gary Berntsen).
Top Customer Reviews
It begins with a bomb. With a roar and devastation the U.S. Embassy building in Rabat, Morocco explodes in a blast of heat and light and death. An explosion brought about by hate and envy, pride and religion and everything else that is wrong with the world. All die. The good and the evil, the foolhardy and the wise. Dead is dead, and nothing shall ever be the same again.
And so begins an adventure covering much of the world, from the slopes of K2 to France as Seal Team Six, lead by Chief Warrant Officer Tom Crocker, the assault leader of the infamous “Blue Team” of the U.S. Navy SEALs involve themselves in a massive manhunt across countries, and through the mountains. Waylaid by the CIA, Crocker and his team are taken off their training mission to climb K2 and sent after Abu Rasul Zaman, third in the power structure of al-Qaeda. As the hunt for Zaman is to begin, however, they are given yet another mission – assist the King of Norway in finding a young girl, Malie, who has been taken by white-slave traders.
As the story becomes more and more exciting Crocker and his team being to connect the dots – dots which show connections between Zaman, a known associate of Zaman’s named Rafiq who has been providing bomb making materials to Zaman and his co-conspirators and the white slave trade. When Crocker and Akil (Akil Okasha El-Daly, aka Akil Daly) one of his team members are captured, tensions ratchet higher and higher, leading to an explosive story of crime, punishment and a story with layers upon layers of conflict – just as expected from a novel set in such a volatile part of the world.Read more ›
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Hunt the Wolf starts well, with an explosion at the US Embassy in Morocco. It continues well, with a Seal team preparing to seek revenge and be thrown into action. But around page sixty, it all turns bad. Perhaps this is where Mann handed over the laptop to Pezzullo and the story went to crap.
What follows is a completely unrelated mountain climb. All sense of urgency is lost. It makes no sense whatsoever. Instead of hunting terrorists, the Seal team climbs some mountain in Pakistan, where the team members end up with injuries. When the book returns to the main storyline, the reader wouldn't know. By then, even the more ardent reader would have thrown the book away.
The plot had great potential and the writers could have done so much more if they would have allowed the Seal team to actually do its job, like Mr. Mann used to, when he was on the field. Regretfully, he's forgotten what it used to be like.
Ever since a courageous group of Navy SEALS killed Osama bin Laden there has been added interest in the activities of this elite group.
Tom Crocker has spent his life sticking up for those unable to defend themselves or who were being bullied. When he sees things like this, something is set off within him that springs him into action.
He's led his team into difficult missions into places like Iraq, Iran and El Salvatore and now he seems to have an enemy working against the Untied States with equal success in his operations as Tom has had in running down terrorists.
The story starts with a strong hook. After one of the associates of Abu Rasul Zaman, one of the top al-Qaeda agents, is eliminated, Crocker learns that a major operation is under way against the West and those friendly to the United States. At the same time, there are a number of young people being kidnapped from European countries and sold to Arabs. Crocker doesn't know what is behind this yet, but he's asked to find one of them whose family is friends with the King of Norway.
There isn't a lot of depth to the characters but nonstop action and excitement are throughout this book which is enjoyable and a fast read.
If you're looking for sheer pleasure in your reading, "Hunt the Wolf" will certainly entertain.