At the height of the Cold War, Captain Jake Grafton becomes entangled in the hunt for a spy selling high-tech military secrets to the Soviet Union.
Naval pilot Jake Grafton flies fighter jets with ice water in his veins. But when he’s assigned a desk job in the Pentagon as the head of a top-secret stealth bomber program, his nerve is tested as never before. Colleagues die mysteriously, test flights are sabotaged, and the program is threatened at every level. America faces a deadly, catastrophic threat. If Grafton can’t infiltrate a web of espionage and counter-espionage centered round the deadly traitor, code-named the Minotaur, embedded in the highest reaches of the U.S. government, he stands to lose much more than just his career.
The Minotaur is an exhilarating mixture of cutting-edge aviation, spies, and counter-spies, all set in the complex world of military technology R&D. In this unique espionage thriller written early in his career, Coonts’s extraordinary talent is brilliantly displayed.
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This is truly a great story with the best explanation I have ever seen about how the Cold War came to an end. Sadly, there are a lot of details that are simply wrong. It could have won a 5 star rating if not for all the blatant errors. For example in one of the last chapters it talks about an airport in Reston,VA but in the real world there is no airport there since it is only a few miles from Dulles International airport. There are also many errors describing a black military project that make it clear the author is just making guesses rather than delivering facts.
I would still recommend this book to anyone with the caveat that the details should be taken as random fantasy rather than historical fiction.
I have really enjoyed this book. It has been awhile since I've read one of Coont's books and I was honored to take a thrilling ride alongside his characters. I finished this book on this year's Veterans Day and it helped me reflect on my past service experiences and I am grateful to our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Coast Guard & National Guardsmen of all branches. THANK YOU for your service, honor, loyalty and courage to protect this country. May our fallen brothers & sisters look down from above with pride in their hearts for all those who have followed their call to serve this great country.
Stephen Coonts is on my favourite author list and when I got my first Kindle I quickly found that this was the only book in the Jake Grafton series that I had missed.
This is a direct follow-up from the end of "Final Flight" where fighter pilot Captain Jake Grafton deliberately rammed another plane to prevent nuclear Armageddon. After many months Grafton has recovered from his terrible wounds but is still facing up to his mental wounds. His wife Callie despairs that she will ever see the old confident Jake back again.
One day Jake is invited by the Pentagon to take an office job - something of an anathema when he really wants to go back into action. But he soon finds that his new super-top secret job of evaluating advanced stealth fighters and combating espionage is as challenging as being in action.
Grafton's navigator, Toad Tarrington, was not as seriously injured (only one rod in his leg) and is fit for active service. When he hears that Grafton...
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