Monday, August 16, 2010

Malacca Conspiracy by Don Brown

Set in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the United States, The Malacca Conspiracy is a bone-chilling tale of terrorism on the high seas, of political assassination and nuclear brinkmanship. And for Zack and Diane—your favorite JAG characters from Don Brown’s popular Navy Justice series—a story of hope for a longstanding romance that is now or never.

When a dastardly plot is hatched in the Malaysian seaport of Malacca to attack civilian oil tankers at sea, to drive up the price of crude oil futures, and to assassinate the Indonesian President and use fat windfall profits to finance a nuclear attack against American cities, Navy JAG officers Zack Brewer and Diane Cocernian reunite in a sizzling race against the clock to foil the conspiracy before disaster strikes.

But as President Mack Williams sends ships of the U.S. Seventh Fleet towards the Malacca Straights to reassert control over the sea lanes, will Navy JAG officers Zack Brewer and Diane Colcernian survive this dangerous and final high-stakes drama of life and death?

My Review:
This Christian fiction action-packed novel is intense, dramatic, with scenes switching from various points in Indonesia, to ships at sea, to major US cities, to the White House. If there were a newspaper story about the plot, the headline would read, "Extremist Muslims use nuclear power to control the world." Pitting an extreme example of an evangelical United States President against an equally over-the-top member of the Islamic faith creates a tension that could make fiction come to life.

Characters Zack Brewer and Diane Cocernian provide romance that adds to the appeal. Fans of the author's earlier series will be pleased to read about their ongoing attraction.

Thank you to Bonnie at Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and Zondervan for my copy.

If you would like to read the first chapter, click here.

If you would like to buy a copy, click here.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

That almost sounds like it did come out of the headlines.