H.M.S. Unseen (Anglais) Poche – 1 mars 2000
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Présentation de l'éditeur
The H.M.S. Unseen is one of the most efficient, lethal submarines ever built. But suddenly, on a training mission off the English coast, it vanishes, baffling military intelligence on both sides of the Atlantic, including National Security Adviser Admiral Arnold Morgan. A missing weapon is dangerous enough. But then the unthinkable begins to happen....Planes begin blowing up across the skies.
Searching for answers, Morgan is convinced that only one man can be behind all these devastating events: his archenemy, the world's most cunning--yet reportedly dead--terrorist spy. Determined to stop his old nemesis, Morgan must use all his wits to find a madman armed with a powerful sub hidden somewhere in a million square miles of ocean. What Morgan doesn't know, however, is that the fanatical terrorist has a plan of his own, one that will bring these two intense warriors face-to-face--and only one will come out alive in one of the most chilling spy stories of the year.
Biographie de l'auteur
Patrick Robinson is the author of seven international bestselling suspense thrillers, including Nimitz Class and Hunter Killer, as well as several nonfiction bestsellers. He divides his time between Ireland and Cape Cod.
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It was, therefore, with great expectation that I picked up H.M.S. UNSEEN. It has a great plot line: revenge on more than one front, a missing submarine, covert fitting with a top-flight anti-aircraft missle system, and airliners dropping out of the sky over the Atlantic. It's at that point, however, that the story turns into a mind-numbing decscription of nearly every meal consumed and the accompanying wine list. Finally, in the last few pages, the author gets back to the story line. But, by then you are so dulled by the lack of progress the ending is largely an afterthought and unsatisfying.
I was also distracted by the author's misidentification of some of the equipment in the book, such as referring to a KC-135 as a military version of a DC-10 (it should be 707 or 720). For someone writing "techno-thrillers", this is a research oversight.
I was quite disappointed with the book. I hope Robinson will get back to the type of story he exhibited success with in his first two books.
In short, skip this book and hope for the best with his next effort.
Also, in the first half of the book, the narrator relates a rumor wherein the US president summons a magazine editor/publisher to the White House, and threatens him with a treason charge for investigating an indiscretion on the part of a U.S. military leader.
Reality check anyone? Let's just take a quick look at the Bill of Rights and decide whether any president would have the audacity to try this one. It seems as though Robinson is trying to live out some self-aggrandizing fantasy through the character of the president.