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This review is from: Patriot Games (Paperback)
What? The scenes with the Royal Family are cringemaking but the real stupidity comes with the attack on Ryan's house. We are told that rebels' van is stopped and searched. Just yards later the ULA is streaming out - dozens of them. When they shoot [with UZIs, a sub-machine gun which is a weapon notoriously inaccurate at anything over 50 yards - they kill or severely wound virtually the entire FBI, Secret Service and CIA contingents, losing next to nothing themselves. The whole scene is pathetic and deplorably written, Is this truly the same author who gave us 'Clear and present danger' and 'The hunt for Red October'? Virtually unbelievable.
Almost worse is the result of the sea chase when who should appear but Breckenridge with dozens of Marines. Stretches credulity to virtual breaking point. Dearie, dearie me. Don't buy it unless you want a good laugh.