The Minotaur

The Minotaur

eBook - 2010
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The thriller from New York Times bestselling author Stephen Coonts. At the height of the Cold War, Captain Jake Grafton becomes entangled in the hunt for a spy selling high-tech military secrets to the Soviet Union. Naval pilot Jake Grafton flies fighter jets with ice water in his veins. But when he's assigned a desk job in the Pentagon as the head of a top-secret stealth bomber program, his nerve is tested as never before. Colleagues start dying mysteriously, test flights are sabotaged, and the program is threatened at every level. If Grafton can't infiltrate a web of espionage and counter-espionage centered round the deadly traitor, code-named the Minotaur, he stands to lose much more than just his career. The Minotaur is an exhilarating thriller and fascinating procedural, revealing the complexities of military technology R&D. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Stephen Coonts, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Publisher: [United States] : Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller : Made available through hoopla, 2010
ISBN: 9781453210550
1453210555
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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billmacrotarian
Oct 12, 2015

The Minotaur bounces between being a spy thriller and a novel about the development of an attack aircraft with related behind the scenes ministrations. Surprisingly, even though this novel is more than 25 years old, it works as a retro novel. With television series like The Americans and Halt and Catch Fire set in the 80s, The Minotaur doesn’t have any glaring disconnects that prevent a current reading. The novel is a bit too long and without a totally satisfactory denouement. However, it does move and is well written for the most part.

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RichardPaul
Feb 19, 2011

Minotaur
by Stephen Coonts c - 1990/LP
Read Reg Print c - ?

Military Thriller,

Excellent read!

Enjoy

RichardPaul

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rahmmie
Jan 24, 2011

I didn't like it that much. It felt like the author could not make up his mind whether the book was about testing and developing new planes or about a Cold War spy intrigue. The result was the mix of the two and I didn't think it worked

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