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Holy terror

Marcinko, Richard
Co-authored by Jim DeFelice. Demo Dick saves the Pope from gettin blown up. I like how many of the people he encounters say his first book was the best. With index.

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8/2006

Rogue Warrier-Option Delta

Marcinko, Richard
The Rogue Warrier afield and afoot in Europe.

QUOTE:

No printable quotes!!

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6/1999

Rogue Warrier-The Real Team

Marcinko, Richard
Introduces the real operators from the Rogue Warrier series..

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6/1999

Rogue Warrior : Seize The Day

Marcinko, Richard
With Jim Defelice, Marcinko tells the tale of impersonating Fidel Castro to gather information on a big plot. Moves right along, a pretty good read.

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12/2009

Rogue Warrior: Dictator's Ransom

Marcinko, Richard
I'm PRETTY sure this one is fictional. Dickie goes to North Korea to have dinner with Kim Jong Il. Of course Richard has other motives. Like locating nuclear weapons. The dictator orders Dick to find his son. Stuff happens.

It was funny how this book tied in with the book I just finished, Richard Belzor's I Am Not A Cop!, what with the Russian phrases, references to the mafiya, and the Spetsnaz.

I would like to have see more about Cho Lim, the North Korean soldier/agent/spy who loved animals.

Words I Had To Look Up:

Chinese cup garden (pg. 98) -- It's a garden. A Chinese garden. Nothing really definitive on the web about them.
"Nazdarovya" yelled the team's jumpmaster... (pg. 179) -- He yells "To your health" when they jump?

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7/2009

Violence Of Action

Marcinko, Richard
Some renagade American sojers steal a suitcase nuke and plan to use it, in all places, Portland Oregon, since apparantly it is a den of immorality. Hilarity ensues...

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3/2003

Rogue Warrier-Echo Platoon

Marcinko, Richard and John Weisman
Dicky goes to the Caucasus area to rescue hostages on yet another oil rig, among other things.

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8/2000

Rogue Warrier-Task Force Blue

Marcinko, Richard and John Weisman
Dicky finds out who is swiping U.S. Army weapons and selling them to street gangs. This is the book with the incredible dread destroyer of telephone eqipment, the encrypted message- sending fax machine (page 276)!!

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8/2000

Seal Force Alpha

Marcinko, Richard and John Weisman
The Rogue Warrier is kicking butt on Chinese spys! Not as good as the first three? books. Maybe the formula is getting tiresome.

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10/1998

Tomorrow, When The War Began

Marsden, John
Teens in Australia come back from camping trip to find everyone has been captured by invading army. Interesting, not overly "actioney", much Aussie lingo and references, of course. Reviewed at www.lostbook.net

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2/2001

To The End

Marshall, William
Another freak'n wierd Yellowthread Street series mystery. Hong Kong is in a state of turmoil as China prepares to reclaim it.

QUOTE:

"The odor of virtuous conduct lasts a thousand generations..."

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7/1999

The Necropolis Railway

Martin, Andrew
Jim Stringer is finally on the path to his dream job as a railroad engineer, but something is going on at his new job on a railroad that hauls bodies to the cemetery...murder!

Words I Had To Look Up:

trickling the Jeyes into the khazis (pg. 29) -- Jeyes Fluid turns out to be a brand of disinfectant.
The joxies on the next seat (pg. 91) -- Apparently prostitutes, but I can't find any verification.
a bit of a beano here (pg. 94) -- A noisy festive celebration .

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11/2011

The Meanest Doll In The World

Martin, Ann M. and others
Nicely illustrated story of the Doll family who meets an awful princess doll named Mimi who may bring destruction to them all!

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4/2004

Pelikan

Martin, David Lozell
Wierd crime goings-on in New Orleans. Graphic, sometimes funny. Clown paranoia.

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2/2005

A Game Of Thrones

Martin, George R. R.
Everyone has seen the television series. Except me. But, I've read the first book!

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6/2013

Hunter's Run

Martin, George R. R.
Co-authored by Gardner Dozois and Daniel Abraham. Prospector on planet of Sao Paolo meets alien. Whole lot of cussing, in English and Spanish. Interesting how one's sympathies change during the story.

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1/2009

Rogues

Martin, George R. R., ed.
Twenty-one stories about rogues. Various genres, including crime and fantasy. I especially liked the one involving the band instruments.

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2/2017

Critical Mass

Martini, Steve
Jocelyn is retained by a handsome businessman to set up his new corporation.

Words I Had To Look Up:

This is J-N eight-two-four-six (pg. 100) -- I'm no expert, but this strikes me as incorrect. I thougt it went: Aircraft manufacturer, aircraft number (often dropping the "November" for N). I don't see a "J-N" float plane manufacturer listed anywhere. Am I right, or am I wrong?
double-clutching (pg 169) -- Huh? This is a transmission shifting technique, why would the truck driver shift gears in a low-speed attempt to push the car off the ferry?
giant C-130 (pg. 267) -- Wingspan of a C-130 is around 132 feet. A C-5 is 174 feet, an Airbus is 261 feet, and the Spruce Goose is 320 feet. The C-130 is big, but not GIANT.
a kind of cuddy cabin (pg. 271) -- A small room or a cabin on a small boat, often with limited headspace. Redundant, "cuddy" means "cabin", but that is how the term is often used.
transmit both audio and video signals on a special subsonic frequency to a satellite in space (pg. 285) -- Subsonic is below 20 Hz. Submarines used ELF communication techiniques, but the wavelength is thousands of kilometers, which means a VERY large antenna. I remember reading that the data rate is VERY slow, so I think video/audio transmission would not work. Not to mention satellite communication. Feel free to correct me on this!
Glass shattered in the window, breaking the pane (pg. 363) -- I thought the glass was the pane.
pallentized gunship C-130 (pg. 307) -- Not sure what that means, most C-130s could handle pallets. I slept on a pallet of toolboxes on a C-130 while TDY once.
Jolly Green Giant (pg. 307) -- Sikorsky HH-53 helicopter. Not a C-130, as far as I can find. Maybe the author was thinking of "Puff", a nickname ofr an AC-47 gunship.
palletized hundred-and-five-millimeter howitzer (pg. 308) -- I can't find any mention that the 105mm is on a pallet. Why all the mention of pallets in this novel, it doesn't make it shoot any better!
pediments (pg. 353) -- A triangular element, similar to or derivative of a Grecian pediment, used widely in architecture and decoration.
a Navy diver saved my life (pg. 359) -- Well, he was a SEAL, so he is kind of a SUPER-diver, eh?
Fastened ... with black electrical tape (pg. 421) -- In my experience electrical tape doesn't stick to stuff all that well. We are talking about a nuclear weapon here, why not spring for the good stuff, like duct tape?

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7/2011

Guardian Of Lies

Martini, Steve
Chick from Costa Rica is accused of murdering her Del Mar boyfriend. I particularly liked the shoot-out on Prospect Ave. in Santee/El Cajon. I could visualize it happening!

Quibbles And Words I Had To Look Up::

Begs the question. (pg. 65) -- Is this used correctly? Near as I can figure, not.
they aren't TIFFs (pg. 87) -- Gosh, maybe they used Irfanview to change the image type!
She spent four years... in a U.S. Army Ranger battalion (pg. 175) -- I'm not seeing anything on the Internet supporting women in combat in the Rangers. By the way, I really liked this character.
use cell phones as remote bugging device (pg. 225) -- The service provider (per FBI warrant) can turn on the phone remotely for bugging? Holy crap, it's true, according to NOAA website!
have a check on his passport number in the airline computers (pg. 226) -- Or, he could just cross the border to the Tijuana airport...
Encrypted, unlocked, quad-band GSM cell phones (pg. 229) -- Cool, how much do they cost? Can't find a price!
I pen a note to him on a pad from the nightstand. (pg. 241) -- I hope the FBI doesn't know the powdered graphite trick.
Commercial and shopping areas of town were three miles away... (pg. 414) More like one mile. Two miles puts you in the water. Quibble quibble.

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7/2011

The Attorney

Martini, Steve
Paul Madriani moves to San Diego and gets a client accursed of murdering the woman he thinks instigated the non-custodial kidnapping of his granddaughter.

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8/2011
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