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Pirate Alley


Grafton and Carmellini are back and joined by the Navy SEALs to battle terrorists on the high seas inPirate Alley,an action-packed tale byNew York Times bestseller Stephen Coonts

A luxurious vacation cruise to the exotic locales of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden turns into a nightmare for passengers and crew when their ship is suddenly attacked and captured by a band of bloodthirsty Somali pirates. An initial rescue mission ends in failure; the decks are covered in blood. Unless they are paid a ransom of $200 million dollars within seven days, the pirates threaten to execute all their hostages. But information gleaned from a captured Al Qaeda operative indicates that there is a far more dangerous conspiracy afoot.

Once the ransom is paid, Islamic militants intend to swoop in and slaughter the passengers in an orgy of terror, hoping to provoke a massive American military response that will set the Muslim world aflame. Jake Grafton is assigned to negotiate with the brutal pirate chief while his right hand man, Tommy Carmellini, and a team of CIA and Navy SEAL operatives mount an undercover operation to save the hostages and keep the U.S. from being maneuvered into a murderous war.

  Tommy Carmellini novel
1Liars and thieves
2The Traitor
3The Assassin
4The Disciple
5Pirate alley
  Jake Grafton thriller
1Flight of the Intruder
2Final flight
3The Minotaur
4Under siege
5The Red horseman
6The Intruders
8Hong Kong
11Pirate alley