"Could have been much better"
In 2008, when modern day pirates steal a satellite with
military information from a US research ship, the American
navy sends Commander Amanda Garrett and her USS
Cunningham "Sea Fighters" crew to retrieve the stolen
item. However, Amanda quickly realizes that these thugs
are not some solo Jolly Roger, but belong to massive
conglomerate led by the charismatic Makara Harconan.
The chase goes awry and the dynamic Makara captures
Amanda. He takes her to his secret hideaway where she sees
he has stored the stolen satellite. Though she finds
herself falling for her host, Amanda knows her crew will
soon come to save the day and rescue her from the brink.
Normally a Sea Fighters novel is action packed and
plenty of fun for the reader. Though the history including
biological of the Indonesian archipelago is fascinating,
even hard core fans will believe TARGET LOCK sinks to the
ocean floor and it is not a submarine of bathysphere.
Amanda acts more like a high school girl with her first
crush than the intrepid intelligent Commander she normally
is. As humongous, powerful, and brilliant Makara and his
followers are, the Sea Fighters are never truly
challenged. To read James H. Cobb at his best, the
audience should target SEA FIGHTER, SEA STRIKE, or
especially the incredible CHOOSERS OF THE SLAIN.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 30, 2002