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Ivan Samuels posts on 11/28/2007 1:33:31 PM
I caught some of the errors mentioned by the two prior writers. In addition, Cobb used "USS" (for a Navy ship) instead of "USCG" for the Coast Guard cutter featured in the book. Also, he used the term "ex-Marine". There are "Former Marines" no longer on active duty. I did enjoy the book and had trouble putting it down.
Dave Tanner posts on 11/18/2007 12:34:54 AM
Dear James H. Cobb:
1. Thanks for "Arctic Event." It is a TERRIFIC read. Previously, "Paris Option" was my favorite Covert One novel. This one tops it!
2. Thanks for dedicating "Arctic Event" to Donald Hamilton. Because of the inferior Matt Helm movies, he is a vastly under-rated author. I have his Westerns, his short stories, and multiple copies of all the Matt Helm novels. (Speaking of which, I seem to remember Matt's ex-wife being put in a similar position to the one in which Randi Russell finds herself in your new book. Randi handled it right!)This was a fitting tribute to Mr. Hamilton.
All the best,
Bob Mundell posts on 11/2/2007 3:26:14 PM
I have read "The Arctic Event" and feel that there are several miscues in it. First, the callsigns used by the Wednesday Island group and the USCG are incorrect. Canadian callsigns begin with the letter C; Americian ones with K or N or W. [At least that was the way it was when I was in communications.] Second, the reference to the helicopter flying at treetop height is a bit dodgy - there are no trees north of the tree line and Churchill is south of the tree line. Third, the area that was referred to as being the route to be taken by the helicopter is given as North West Territories - I presume the author meant Nunavet and not NWT. Fourth, reference is made to "a former Canadian naval aviator." From that, one must assume that the pilot was well into this sixties as the Canadian Navy dropped its fleet air arm a long time ago and the 'navy' was gobbled up along with the army and air force when Canada's armed forces were created as one entity. Additionally,the term aviator is not common usage in Canada; Canadians prefer pilot.
Other than that, the story is worth the price of the copy.
Stella White posts on 9/16/2007 3:40:39 PM
Does anyone know what the new book called UNTITLED LUDLAM 2 OF 2 is about. The author James Cobb. Don't think its Arctic Event as this has been advertised fot some time.
Fred Morgan posts on 8/14/2007 7:24:33 PM
I have read all four of the Amanda Garrett books. I am looking forward to the next one. When do think it will be released. The last book, Target Lock, was written with a sequel in mind, I think. I would like to know what happened to the "Sea King"!! Thanks.
Gene Engebretson posts on 8/11/2007 1:56:28 PM
I have recently discovered the Amanda Garrett series of novels, and have been eagerly looking for additional novels to be released. I see that Mr Cobb is writing a new novel in one of my other favorite series, Robert Ludlom's "covert One", and hope that a new Amanda novel will be coming along soon. Any clues??
James Cobb posts on 7/23/2007 6:59:33 PM
I'm presuming you are talking about the second Amanda novel.
My name for the book was Storm Dragon and that was the name it was published under in the UK.
Here in the States it was published under the name of Sea Strike by G.P. Putnam because The Boys In Marketing decided Storm Dragon sounded too much like a fantasy novel.
David Morley posts on 7/23/2007 2:42:49 PM
I have just come across what I thought was an new "Amanda Garrett" novel, only to discover that it was one I had already read but with a different tile as well as different cover.
At a stretch I can understand publishers changing the cover to stay modern, but why two different publishers putting out the same book with different titles?
Barbara Robinson posts on 7/19/2007 12:50:12 AM
Great news re "The Lady". It is definitely Baen's loss.
Geoffrey Kidd posts on 7/18/2007 1:12:12 PM
I am *very* sorry to hear about Baen. Is the new publisher eBook friendly? These days, if something isn't Palm-stuffable, for it's simply not bought (or read).
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