In the latest installment of his bestselling series, Marcinko mixes his wit and wisdom with nonstop action in a romp across Europe and Asia when he finds himself tracking terrorists who want to turn the world's largest Catholic church into the world's biggest Roman candle.
From the Publisher:
No one has ever accused Richard Marcinko -- aka Rogue Warrior -- of being an altar boy, but in the latest installment of his bestselling series, Demo Dick finds himself darkening the aisles of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, tracking a group of terrorists who want to turn the world's largest Catholic church into the world's biggest Roman candle.
A trip to Italy for Dick Marcinko turns into more than pasta and gondola rides. Nothing and no one is sacred as Marcinko sprays irreverent asides, targeting everything from antiterror wannabes to the nuns who taught him in parochial school. Called "the real deal" by Vince Flynn, the bestselling author of Memorial Day, Marcinko entertains, informs, and even finds time to genuflect in his new book.
Visiting a NATO conference in Rome, Demo Dick blisters bureaucratic ears with a speech about Europe's vulnerabilities and the need to get serious about terrorism. He caps off his talk with an impromptu demonstration of the threat, unmasking a plot to kill the conferees seconds before it begins -- and just in time to play volleyball with a live hand grenade. The action ratchets up from there as the former SEAL commander is shanghaied to Sicily to help investigate the attempted theft of nukes from a U.S. base. Is the Mafia involved? Or is this the work of Saladin, a shadowy extremist trying to step into bin Laden's shoes? A high body count lends credence to both theories, but before Demo Dick can untangle the plot, his firm is hired to track down "shrinkage" in a courier operation in Asia. Since said shrinkage involves data and currency worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Demo Dick anticipates a Rogue-sized finder's fee. But he soon discovers the job is a trap. Lured to a cave filled with outrageously hungry tigers in the Thailand jungle, Demo Dick sucks cat breath before being saved by the beautiful if prickly Trace Dahlgren and veteran Rogue sideman Al "Doc" Tremblay. Marcinko has only escaped the frying pan for the fire; he rides a hijacked jet back to Italy, where Saladin plans to wrap up the plot's loose ends in a bonfire at the center of the Eternal City.
In Holy Terror, Marcinko mixes his trademark wit and wisdom with nonstop action in a romp across Europe and Asia.
About the Author:
Richard Marcinko is one of the nation's most accomplished and recognized special operations experts, with over 30 years of experience in a variety of specialties including counter-terrorism, intelligence and special operations. After enlisting in the Navy, Marcinko worked his way up to the rank of captain. He was the first commanding officer and founder of two of the military's premier counter-terrorist units: Seal Team Six and Red Cell. The legendary Seal Team Six engaged in highly classified missions from Central America to the Middle East, the North Sea to Africa and beyond. Commanding Red Cell, Marcinko was directed to use his team to test the Navy's anti-terrorist capabilities. The result: he was able to infiltrate seemingly impenetrable, highly secured bases, nuclear submarines, ships and other purported "secure areas."
Jim DeFelice has written more than a dozen novels, including the New York Times bestselling Dale Brown's Dreamland and Stephen Coonts' Deep Black series. His other novels include Cyclops One and Threat Level Black, published by Pocket Star Books.