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Deep Black: Death Wave by [Coonts, Stephen, Keith, William H.]
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<DIV><DIV>Praise for the electrifying bestsellers of STEPHEN COONTS
</DIV><DIV>DEEP BLACK: DEATH WAVE</DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV>"Coonts and Keith take international espionage and terrorism to a whole, new level.... The story has all the elements of a best-selling thriller."
--Portland Book Review</DIV><DIV>


“Coonts carefully builds his plot using a wide cast of characters, from insider Iranian spies to cutting-edge aircraft pilots and government officials both high and low. Hardly a page passes without nerve-stretching tension or flat-out action. One can only hope the U.S. president, the head of the CIA, and the Israeli prime minister will have this book on their nightstands for easy reference in case fiction turns to reality, an all-too-real possibility as evidenced by recent headlines.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)


“The action moves swiftly to its Hollywood ending.” —Publishers Weekly


“In bestseller Coonts’s assured new international thriller, Tommy Carmellini, the sardonic, laid-back CIA agent who became a star in 2004’s Liars and Thieves gets a shot at the big time.”—Publishers WeeklyLIARS & THIEVES

“Vintage Coonts...plenty of action and intrigue, with the added benefit of a new lead character.”—Dallas Morning News

“Excellent.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)


“Frighteningly realistic.”—Maxim

“Gripping…Coonts’s naval background and his legal education bring considerable authority to the story, and the narrative is loaded with detailed information about terrorist networks, modern weaponry, and international intrigue…the action is slam-bang.”—Publishers Weekly


“The master of the techno-thriller spins a bone-chilling worst-case scenario involving international spies, military heroics, conniving politicians, devious agencies, a hijacked nuclear sub, lethal computer hackers, currency speculators, maniac moguls, and greedy mercenaries that rival Clancy for fiction-as-realism and Cussler for spirited action… [Coonts] never lets up with heart-racing jet/missile combat, suspenseful submarine maneuvers and doomsday scenarios that feel only too real, providing real food for thought in his dramatization of the missile-shield debate.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Fans of Coonts and his hero Grafton will love it. Great fun.”—Library Journal

“Coonts’s action and the techno-talk are as gripping as ever.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Thrilling roller-coaster action. Give a hearty welcome back to Adm. Jake Grafton.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer


“Move over Clancy, readers know they can count on Coonts.”—Midwest Book Review

“The author gives us superior suspense with a great cast of made-up characters…But the best thing about this book is Coonts’s scenario for turning China into a democracy.”—Liz Smith, The New York Post

“A high-octane blend of techno-wizardry [and] ultraviolence…[Coonts] skillfully captures the postmodern flavor of Hong Kong, where a cell phone is as apt as an AK-47 to be a revolutionary weapon.”USA Today


 “Will be enjoyed by Coonts’s many fans…Coonts has perfected the art of the high-tech adventure story.”Library Journal

“Coonts does a remarkable job of capturing the mood of clashing cultures in Hong Kong.”Publishers Weekly

“Filled with action, intrigue, and humanity.”San Jose Mercury News


“Enough Tomahawk missiles, stealth bombers, and staccato action to satisfy [Coonts’s] most demanding fans.” USA Today

“[A] gripping and intelligent thriller.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Perhaps the best of Stephen Coonts’s six novels about modern warfare.”Austin American-Statesman

“Coonts delivers some of his best gung-ho suspense writing yet.”Kirkus Reviews

“Dramatic, diverting action…Coonts delivers.”—Booklist


Fortunes of War is crammed with a action, suspense, and characters with more than the usual one dimension found in these books.”—USA Today

“A stirring examination of courage, compassion, and profound nobility of military professionals under fire. Coonts’s best yet.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Full of action and suspense…a strong addition to the genre.” —Publishers Weekly


“Extraordinary! Once you start reading, you won’t want to stop!” —Tom Clancy

“[Coonts’s] gripping, first-person narration of aerial combat is the best I’ve ever read. Once begun, this book cannot be laid aside.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Kept me strapped in the cockpit of the author’s imagination for a down-and-dirty novel.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch


“A comic, feel-good  SF adventure...[delivers] optimistic messages about humanity’s ability to meet future challenges.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Tough to put down.” —Publishers Weekly


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Deep within the NSA is Desk Three, a top-secret unit of special operatives inserted into the field when the threat is great and the response demands sensitivity and invisibility. Charlie Dean, a former Marine sniper, is a senior officer. With his colleagues Lia DeFrancesca and newcomer Ilya Akulinin, they form the core of a high-tech team known as Deep Black.

Off the coast of Africa lie the beautiful Canary Islands, a resort destination of millionaires. Underneath this idyllic paradise is one of the most volatile fault lines in the world. There, an alliance between radical Islamic terrorists and a rogue element of the Chinese government is planning to unleash an act of unimaginable geological terrorism that could devastate the U.S. East Coast, striking it with waves up to a thousand feet high. They plan to set off nuclear devices to precipitate a gigantic landslide that will send a death-dealing tsunami across the Atlantic.

In the Central Asian Republic of Tajikistan twelve nuclear warheads, stolen by the Russian Mafia, are about to be smuggled out of the country and delivered into the hands of the conspirators. Charlie and Ilya go on an intercept mission, but before they can retrieve them, the weapons vanish.

Meanwhile, in a hotel in New Jersey, a bestselling author is assassinated to prevent the release of his stranger-than-fiction story about an Islamic plot to change the course of history. Lia, Charlie's girlfriend, is sent to Berlin to infiltrate the empire of a ruthless Chinese billionaire whose machinations have come to the attention of the NSA. She risks immediate execution if her true identity is revealed.

Their paths all converge in the Canary Islands. Unless the Deep Black team intervenes, the islands could be the epicenter of an apocalypse, with millions of lives---and the entire world order---at stake.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 399 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; Reprint edition (Feb. 1 2011)
  • Sold by: Macmillan CA
  • Language: English
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Secret operatives Feb. 4 2011
By wogan - Published on
Format: Hardcover
`Death Wave' moves fast as it breaks from NSA to Tajikistan, the Canary Islands and the White
House. Most of the action centers around super secret special operatives of the National Security Agency. They are searching for 12 suitcase size nuclear bombs, but the question is: Who has them? and Where are they going to be used and how?
The book jumps from location to location each separated and labeled with where it is and the day and time. This lends a movement to the story and is not at all confusing. Some of the technical details, actions and operations are over the top, leaving a bit of incredulity. There is little depth to the characters, but some how you still care about them.

One minor point; but to anyone who knows the area around NSA, there is an off putting description of its' location; "tucked in between the Patuxent Freeway and Route 295." No one that I know of who works there or lives around there calls it- the Patuxent Freeway, - this could have been checked and verified easily, which leaves one wondering what other "facts" have been skimmed over.
Despite all this, the action scenes are really page turning and there is room for a follow-up.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Believable, fast paced technothriller with literally a cliff hanger finish Sept. 7 2011
By Neil G. Matthews - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Years ago I quite enjoyed the Saucer stories by Stephen Coonts, but this, the first of Deep Black stories I've read, is in another league. Non-stop action in exotic locations around the world by real characters that make mistakes and are supported by intriguing smart technology in the field, made this a very enjoyable book to read. Suspense dramatically builds over the last third of the book as the National Security Agency team race against time to determine the details of the terrorist plot, gain approval to counter the attack on the Americas and struggle against a deadline to deploy adequate forces to eliminate the deadly threat.

I'll definitely check out the other books in the series!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Looking for adventure, look no further March 22 2011
By Robert Mcdermott - Published on
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Good, action filled books are the norm for Coonts books and this one is no exception. Charlie and Lia are knee deep in adventure while back at home the politics tries to undermine all their efforts. Well written and a fun read.
10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It's not Jake Grafton... Dec 22 2011
By Don M Howard - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I've been a Stephen Coontz for a long time, immensely enjoying his novels about the Navy career of Jake Grafton. Jake and his people were believable and three dimensional, and you felt as if you'd know them if you ran into them on the street.
This thing, however, has the feel of being lifted directly from a comic book or a video game, with two-dimensional characters you feel absolutely nothing for. They are so smart, so perfect, so daring and efficient, that you soon realize nothing is going to happen to them. Not really.
They are equipped with cranial communications implants which enable their bosses back at the CIA in Room 2, or the Art Room, to hear everything they say and hear. The bosses can instantly communication with the agents, as well. Highly advanced satellites keep an eye on them as well, letting them know what's going on around them at all times.
Dang it, I liked Stephen Coontz! But if this what we're to expect from him from now on, comic books written by a "co-writer", then I'm not going to read him any more. What is it with these big name writers, that they suddenly start taking on "partners" to write their novels? Are they just lazy, too rich and successful to do the work of writing a good novel?
I don't like it when Tom Casey does it, when Patterson does it, and I sure as hell don't like it when Coontz does it.
Come on, Stephen Coontz! You've got a lot of loyal readers who hope you'll get back to your writing roots, and soon.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deep Black: Death Wave Feb. 27 2011
By BSCM - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This was fun!!! The series is exciting; the characters are interesting. I am already looking forward to the next book! Who would ever need a TV show to watch when one can follow his favorite characters navigate through a roller coaster ride of intrigue in the pages of a terrific book?