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In Books: Deadly Straits by R.E. McDermott

by Rick Spilman – For the sake of full disclosure, I am not a huge fans of thrillers, particularly thrillers involving ships. The plots often strike me as implausible and the descriptions of the ships and ship operations often border on the laughable. (Too often, they leap across the border.) This is not the case however with […] The post In Books: Deadly Straits by R.
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