Thunder in the Morning Calm by Don BrownThunder in the Morning Calm by Don Brown

Thunder in the Morning Calm

byDon Brown

Paperback | August 27, 2011

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Lieutenant Commander "Gunner" McCormick is assigned as an intelligence officer to Carrier Strike Force 10, being deployed to the Yellow Sea at the invitation of South Korea for joint exercises with the US Navy. During his pre-deployment briefing, he discovers a TOP-SECRET MEMO revealing rumors that the North Koreans may still be holding a handful of elderly Americans from the Korean War in secret prison camps.As it happens, Gunner's grandfather, who was a young marine officer in the Korean War, disappeared at Chosin Reservoir over 60 years ago and is still listed as MIA in North Korea. Sworn to silence about what he has read, the top-secret memo eats at him. Gunner decides to spend all his inheritance and break every military regulation in the book to finance his own three-man commando squad on a suicide mission north of the DMZ to search for clues about the fate of his grandfather. Risking his career, his fortune, and his life, Gunner will get his answers, or he will die trying. Don Brown is building a loyal fan base by writing what he knows best: thrillers with heart. A former Navy JAG officer and action officer in the Pentagon, Brown pens action-packed plots and finely-drawn characters that are credible and compelling. Thunder in the Morning Calm is a novel of bravery, duty, and family love that will keep readers of all ages reading straight through to the last page.
Don Brown is the author of Thunder in the Morning Calm, The Malacca Conspiracy, The Navy Justice Series, and The Black Sea Affair, a submarine thriller that predicted the 2008 shooting war between Russia and Georgia. Don served five years in the U.S. Navy as an officer in the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps, which gave him an exce...
Title:Thunder in the Morning CalmFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:August 27, 2011Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310330149

ISBN - 13:9780310330141


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Korean P.O.W.'s This was a good military action thriller based on the fact that there are more American P.O.W.'s from the Korean war than the Vietnam war. This is not known to most people. There are reports of elderly white men in North Korea. In this story, a naval intelligence officer hears of this report and wonders about his own grandfather who was missing in action. He takes leave and finances a commando raid into North Korea to attempt to liberate any of the Americans being held at a particular military prison camp. At the same time, tensions are heating up between the North Koreans and the U.S. carrier nearby. It was a great story, with the action going back and forth between the carrier, the camp, the commandos and the home front. I appreciated that there was no foul language, as it was not needed. The side story of how many North Korean Christians escape with the help of Chinese Christians was also integral to the story.
Date published: 2012-01-13