This is the autobiography of Richard Marcinko of the US Navy, a killer with his own sense of justice, who became such a maverick that the Navy wanted him dead. He rose from the ranks to command one of the most elite counter-terrorist units, Seal Team Six, and his courage and zeal on hair-raising missions earned him a world-wide reputation. In ...
This is the autobiography of Richard Marcinko of the US Navy, a killer with his own sense of justice, who became such a maverick that the Navy wanted him dead. He rose from the ranks to command one of the most elite counter-terrorist units, Seal Team Six, and his courage and zeal on hair-raising missions earned him a world-wide reputation. In Vietnam the enemy even posted a reward for his death. Filled with a visionary fanaticism for his objectives, he was a master of ambushes, booby traps, exotic weaponry, high-altitude parachute drops, underwater infiltrations and face-to-face killing, and is a veteran of Vietnam and Cambodia and familiar with the war-torn streets of Beirut. Out of this success, Marcinko was asked to create Red Cell, a "dirty dozen" team of the military's most accomplished counter-terrorists, whose brief was to become terrorists themselves and to test the Navy's security. The result was chaos.
Publishers Weekly, 2009-09-28 Marcinko and DeFelice keep up a withering fusillade of wisecracks as Marcinko's fictional alter ego, Dick Marcinko, tangles with an aging Fidel Castro in the loosely plotted 13th outing for the former Navy SEAL (after Rogue Warrior: Dictator's Ransom). Dick (aka the Rogue Warrior) and his Red Cell International cohorts must prevent a deadly attack on the U.S. to be triggered by the demise of the Cuban dictator. The action hinges on the central joke that Dick, with some age-related makeup, actually looks so much like Fidel that he can imitate the leader well enough to trick the authorities and general citizenry of Cuba into doing what Dick and the CIA want done to free the island from the yoke of tyranny. Series fans will cheer as Dick and company run all over Cuba, killing people and causing trouble. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2008-08-11 Bestseller Marcinko and DeFelice (Rogue Warrior: Holy Terror) deliver another rousing adventure, the 12th to star former navy SEAL Marcinko's fictional alter ego. Dick Marcinko (aka the Rogue Warrior; aka Demo Dick) shows few signs of advancing age as he tangles with the world's sleaziest dictator, North Korea's Kim Jong Il. Kim, a Marcinko admirer who's read all the Rogue books, knows that Dick's the man to locate his missing illegitimate son, Yon Shin Jong. Dick turns down the offer with its $64 million reward until the CIA tells him that it would be a good idea to take the job. Meanwhile, longtime team member Trace Dahlgren finds that her lover, Polish helicopter pilot Ike Polorski, is in reality a Russian mobster involved in a plot to abduct Kim's kid and trade him for a nuke. Dick is as funny and dangerous as ever, making this one of the better entries in this techno-thriller series. (Oct.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly, 1993-02-01 One of the most controversial veterans of the U.S. Navy's amphibious commando unit, whose troops are known as SEALs, Marcinko describes his combat adventures in Southeast Asia and his counterterrorist activities. A 10-week PW bestseller in cloth. Photos. (Mar.)
Publishers Weekly, 1992-02-03 Special-warfare devotees will find this to their liking: an insider's account of the Navy's amphibious commandos known as SEALS, by one of the group's most controversial veterans, along with Weisman (coauthor of Shadow Warrior ). Marcinko describes his combat adventures in Southeast Asia in the '60s; his command of SEAL Team Six, one of the most effective counterterrorist outfits in the world, in the '70s; and his pioneering leadership in the '80s of Red Cell, a unit designed to test the Navy's vulnerability to terrorists. Super-macho in outlook and behavior, Marcinko delights in recalling the traditionally gross behavior of the SEALS as well as his own unique experiences such as eating the brains of a live monkey to impress his Cambodian allies. The super-secret Red Cell successfully penetrated many key U.S. naval installations, creating so much havoc that Marcinko was arrested. He is evasive about the conspiracy charges brought against him but reveals that he is currently serving time in a federal prison. Marcinko's anti-authoritarian behavior, as he improvises his own doctrine of unconventional warfare, makes for entertaining reading. Military Book Club selection. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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