While Chief Warrant Officer/Navy SEAL Tom Crocker is
leading a team of 12 SEALs on a rescue mission in the Hindu
Kush mountain range in Afghanistan, someone is killing
United States and Israeli officials with bombs placed on
their cars by motorcycle riders. Seventeen officials, along
with some of their wives and other innocent drivers and
pedestrians, are murdered in five different countries in a
day's time. Crocker learns that this is the work of his old
nemesis, Farhed Alizadeh and Unit 5000. Alizadeh, codename
The Falcon, is supplying arms to the Taliban for these
Crocker and his SEAL Team Six, now known as Black Cell,
deploy to Venezuela in search of Unit 5000. Their Intel
takes them first into Venezuela, on to Mexico, back to
Paraguay and then into Argentina on this hunt. After
several of his team members are badly injured and Crocker
himself is tortured, the team returns home unsuccessful.
Alizadeh and his Unit 5000 just keep slipping away. When
the call comes to redeploy to Iran, with Intel saying
Alizadeh is there, Black Cell is more than ready to go. Can
they capture him this time, or will he slip away again?
We first met Farhed Alizadeh in Don Mann's second
SEAL Team Six book, HUNT THE SCORPION. Crocker was not
successful in capturing him then and has a real vendetta
now for seeing Alizadeh and his terrorist group
extinguished. This book is a globe-trotting experience
traveling from Thailand to Afghanistan, into South and
Central America and on to Iran, with several stints back in
the United States for recuperation and regrouping. The
missions are grueling, hard-fought and unfortunately come
with casualties. Don Mann's vast experience as a
Navy SEAL himself lends much expertise to the writing of
this series. There are several personal touches, which
bring out issues faced by men and women returning from war.
With veteran writer Ralph Pezzullo, Mr. Mann gives
us a glimpse of the hardships of war and the fallout that
results in this dynamic military thriller, HUNT THE FALCON.
SEAL Team Six and Thomas Crocker are back hunting their most
elusive adversary yet: The Falcon.
SEAL Team Six operative Thomas Crocker is no stranger to
missions of the highest national importance and the gravest
danger. But this time, the mission hits close to home. The
Iranian terrorist he and his squad are chasing is the same
man who kidnapped his wife months before-the Falcon, who has
been stealing Libyan nuclear material and is laying plans
for a devastating attack against America. The hunt takes the
team from Bangkok to Caracas in hot pursuit of the Falcon
and his forces.
Meanwhile, Corcker's estranged father--a former firefighter
and hell-raiser who was kicked out of the Nacy as a young
seaman--reappears, forcing Crocker to acknowledge his life
outside the shadows of SEAL operations. Doing so isn't easy
when duty calls over three hundred days of the year, and
when it's this essential to take an enemy down.
Hunt the Falcon ups the ante for Crocker and the rest of
SEAL Team Six as never before. The bullets fly, the action
is relentless, and by the end Crocker and his crew will be
put to the ultimate test: surviving captivity under the most
depraved of men and taking the fight to the Falcon's
doorstep, deep in the heart of Iran.