The further adventures of Dan Kilmer, taking place a few years after Castigo Cay. Dan is a former Marine sniper in his late thirties. Fifteen years earlier, he returned home from military service in the Middle East and gave college a try, but his combat experiences prevented him from fitting into campus life. In a South Florida boatyard, his uncle was attempting to refurbiThe further adventures of Dan Kilmer, taking place a few years after Castigo Cay. Dan is a former Marine sniper in his late thirties. Fifteen years earlier, he returned home from military service in the Middle East and gave college a try, but his combat experiences prevented him from fitting into campus life. In a South Florida boatyard, his uncle was attempting to refurbish an old cargo schooner, and Dan left college to help him finish the flagging project. After two years of work but before the sixty-foot boat was relaunched, his uncle fell from a scaffold and died. While still in his mid-twenties, Dan inherited the schooner Rebel Yell, but not the means to maintain it or afford the cruising lifestyle. Soon after, he left the United States to embark on a series of voyages, mostly in pursuit of beautiful women and good times. **** In The Red Cliffs of Zerhoun, Dan's trading schooner is located in southwest Ireland, where he is attempting to sell drums of diesel fuel salvaged from an abandoned NATO base in Greenland. The global financial system has collapsed, and both paper and digital currency have no value, but diesel fuel and gold still do. **** While waiting to sell his remaining thirty barrels, Dan is approached by a retired SAS colonel and asked to carry a dozen former special operations commandos to the Canary Islands, where they will be transported by a landing craft to Morocco to conduct a rescue operation. Two months before, nearly seventy Irish and English girls had been kidnapped by sea-jihad pirates from their elite Irish boarding academy and taken to Port Zerhoun, which is under the control of a cartel of modern corsairs. There, they will be sold at auction as sex slaves, unless a ragtag team of former commandos can get them out in time. ...
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the red cliffs of zerhoun Reviews
Historical fiction set in the future? Seems like a mutually exclude term but do not worry, it becomes evident eventually. Very solid book with suspense, courage and virtue displayed in a very real sense. Action packed and fabulous character development. I would have liked some loose ends tied up but hey, each one of us can tie it up ourselves. Being vertigo inclined made this adventure truly hair raising.
Top-notch! Well done, Matt.A great page-turner, and I especially appreciated the clean language and mild adult-situation references -- nothing explicit to mar a great story.Others have praised and reviewed this book in detail, so I won't. What I will do, though, is state the unfortunately obvious: the people who most need to read this book, won't. In fact, they'll run away from it, and from its author, while screaming that this author is paranoid about Muslim mores and doctrines.In reality, Bracken is quite familiar with not only Muslim cultures, religious doctrines and Sharia, but also the history of each. He has seen what is coming, and he is trying to warn is all, before it grows too late. Let's hope enough people read Bracken's books and heed the embedded warnings, before it is too late. Well done, Matt.
A swashbuckling modern tale, set in a dystopian future that will captivate you from the start. Plenty of kindly values and a thorough capture of the perils of dealing with every culture from the bias of our own values. A darn good adventure read in addition to the "Brackenisms" Matt Bracken's books are known for. Well worth the read, and might be considered a companion piece to some of the books in Bracken's suggested further reading. Recommended.
Great storytelling, you will enjoy Bracken’s latestThis is the first Matt Bracken novel I have read. The dystopic, post-collapse conditions ring true. The story builds slowly, which I appreciate, getting solid character development with building excitement (and body count) as we go. Also appreciate the Dan Kilmer character is skilled, but “real”, not portrayed as some superhuman mil-spec type typical of the genre. Now I look forward to reading his earlier offerings.
The best yet from another favorite author.I have read all of Matt Bracken's books. I really like this one. Can't wait for the next. This novel is a great way to take a good story and relate to what if current events take one turn or another. We don't have to be passive participants in our own future.
Enjoyable as always!Matt Bracken has gotten better and better with each book. I gets hints of some of the great action-adventure novels and movies from the 1970s like Dogs of War and The Wild Geese. I look forward to his next writings.
Another great novel by Matt Bracken. The Kindle version is available for free the next two days.
Solid adventure story. Good readIt was a good, taut page turner. It was a solid bit of fun and swashbuckling in the old style.