Rogue Warrior by Richard Marcinko
Seal Force Alpha- From Vietnam's Phoenix Program to Central America's Drug Wars

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AS A U.S. NAVY SEAL, RICHARD MARCINKO KNEW NO LIMITS -- AS THE ROGUE WARRIOR, HE OBEYS NO RULES!
SpecWar master Richard Marcinko has revealed classified, kill-or-be-killed operations in a series of New York Times bestsellers: Rogue Warrior, his #1 blockbuster autobiography, and four scorching Rogue Warrior novels. Now in an electrifying new adventure, the Rogue Warrior battles an ultra-secret, ultra-lethal military plot.
The Rogue Warrior's taking a flying leap -- a high-altitude jump over the South China Sea. His mission: scuttle a Chinese freighter's cargo of nuclear hardware and its crack crew of naval commandos. It's a leave-no-tracks, take-no-prisoners operation -- in short, business as usual. But on board Marcinko makes a chilling discovery: a cache of state-of-the-art command and control equipment, all made in the U.S.A. -- and primed for America's destruction!
Marcinko takes his findings back to Washington, where he runs into a wall of doublespeak and double deals. But not everyone wants to see America go down the drain. General Tom Crocker, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, unleashes the SEALs of war -- Marcinko and a Pentagon-based unit, SEAL Force Alpha -- to neutralize a global maze of political deceit that begins all too close to home.
The Chinese sense victory. They have a mole in the White House, and five thousand years of military strategy on their side. But neither the traitor nor all the wisdom of Sun Tzu are prepared for Marcinko and his men. They, after all, live by the Rogue Warrior's Tenth Commandment of SpecWar: "There Are No Rules -- Thou Shalt Win At All Cost."
 

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Richard Marcinko retired from the Navy as a full commander after more than thirty years of service. He currently lives in the Alexandria, Virginia, area, where he is CEO of SOS Temps Inc., his private security firm -- whose clients are governments and corporations and Richard Marcinko Inc., a motivational training and team-building company. He is the author of "The Real Team; The Rogue Warrior's Strategy for Success: A Commando's Principles of Winning;" and the four-month "New York Times" business bestseller "Leadership Secrets of the Rogue Warrior: A Commando's Guide to Success." In addition to his bestselling autobiography, "Rogue Warrior, " he is coauthor with John Weisman of eight previous "New York Times" bestselling "Rogue Warrior" novels. The Rogue Warrior is also available in three collector's figures, CQB, Combat Swimmer, and Land Warfare at www.blueboxtoys.com. You can also visit the author's website at www.dickmarcinko.com. John Weisman is a writer specializing in espionage & military themes. His much-acclaimed short-story, "There Are Monsterim," was selected for inclusion in the Best American Mystery Stories: 1997, edited by Robert B. Parker.
 
Published May 22, 2012 by Atria Books. 436 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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In their third outing, Marcinko and his roguish warriors do violent, imaginative battle with America's home-front enemies.

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With assistance from an old-boy network of Special Forces personnel, however, Marcinko makes productive use of his time as a fugitive, popping up in the Afghanistani interior to obtain proof of a fiendish scheme whereby a treacherous peer of the realm plans to use contraband canisters of anthrax ...

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Tenth, we think, in the outrageously vulgar Rogue Warrior series and the first solo effort by Commander Loose Cannon Marcinko in years (he usually writes with John Weisman).

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With help from friends in the old-boy network of Special Forces personnel, Marcinko's merry men run wild--on assignment or off--covertly acquiring the high-tech tools of their violent trade, infiltrating laxly guarded bases in the US, and otherwise trying the patience of higher authority.

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The outrageously lippy Marcinko/Weisman team have marketed retired Commander Marcinko’s original hotheaded memoir of his years as a Navy SEAL (Rogue Warrior, 1992) into what has become a quasifictional ten-volume series.

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A sixth blood-and-guts novel in the series spun off from Marcinko’s bestselling (nonfiction) memoir of his career as a Navy SEAL (Rogue Warrior, 1992).

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Joining forces with Avi Ben Gal (an old pal from Israel's security service), Tricky Dick heads for the City of Light, where he and his three-man team learn that the venal go-between is at the heart of a vast conspiracy to restore the erstwhile Soviet Union's superpower status and trigger a renewa...

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Marcinko, himself a former Navy SEAL (a career described in the nonfiction Rogue Warrior, 1992), once again celebrates the adventures of a fictive Richard Marcinko and his lethal, rowdy band of SEALS as they put paid to schemes aimed at destabilizing America.

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``...kill my enemy before he has a chance to kill me....Never did I give Charlie an even break.'' After the aborted desert rescue of US hostages in the Tehran embassy, Marcinko was ordered to create SEAL Team Six--a counterterrorist unit with worldwide maritime responsibilities.

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Never let it be said that the Rogue isn't topical. During an attack on the Chinese equivalent of his own Navy SEALs, author/hero Marcinko finds top-secret American electronic equipment. This discovery

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Marcinko and DeFelice deliver another high-octane entry in the long-running Rogue Warrior series (Vengeance , etc.), starring a fictional Dick Marcinko, who battles and wisecracks his way through the world's bad guys.

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Bestseller Marcinko and DeFelice (Rogue Warrior: Holy Terror ) deliver another rousing adventure, the 12th to star former navy SEAL Marcinko’s fictional alter ego.

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and sprinkled throughout are useful business insights such as, Never engage in a fair fight: ""Every rule in the book should favor you and hamper your opponent."" However, his examples of corporate success--Chrysler's turnaround and Johnson & Johnson's handling of the Tylenol crisis--are dated, a...

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Snubbing the higherups, Mick and Dick follow a lead to Argentina, where Dick abuses an old nemesis who's now a CIA station chief when the man rejects Dick's warning of an attack on the American Embassy.

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Best known for his ""Rogue Warrior"" novels (coauthored with John Weisman), Marcinko draws on his leadership experience in business and the military in this bracing, gutsy, tough-talking empowering manual aimed at business managers.

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As in previous volumes, Dick is boorishly self-aggrandizing (he boasts of bedroom swordsmanship with a 10-inch saber), and the first-person narration is punctuated with personal confidences that detract from the authentic descriptions of cutting-edge high-tech military weapons and vivid action-pa...

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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 ).

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Marcinko’s fast and funny 15th in his Rogue Warrior series, his sixth with coauthor DeFelice (after 2011’s Rogue Warrior: Domino Theory), takes Dick Marcinko south of the border with his gang of shooters: Shotgun, Mongoose, Trace Dahlgren, and Tex Reeves.

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While events in the game aren’t depicted as factual, its main character is the famous, real-life war hero Dick Marcinko, and players are clearly meant to believe that what they see in the game are at least vaguely akin to what his real missions must have been like.

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The game is also based in spirit on the autobiographical book of the same name by Richard “Dick” Marcinko whose name appears on the title of the game;

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