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In seven smash
Rogue Warrior
bestsellers, Richard Marcinko and John Weisman have delivered nonstop action and explosive thrills. Now the Rogue Warrior writes a new set of rules for the shadowy world of Black Ops....

Dangerous times require dangerous men. And there isn’t a man alive more deadly than the Rogue Warrior. Captain Richard “NMN” Marcinko must uncover the truth behind recent attempts to destabilize Azerbaijan, the tiny former Soviet republic that holds the key to the oil-rich Caspian Sea. A pipeline to the West is planned, and both Russia and Iran want control. But there are hidden players, including billionaire Steve Sarkesian; just how he ties in with the Russkies and Arabs is unclear, but treachery is afoot to choke off America’s black gold.

Enlisting his elite SEALs, Marcinko races to the heart of the Middle East, doing what he does best—breaking rules and cracking heads until the only thing left standing is justice.

“In a field of wanna-bes, Marcinko is the real thing: combat
veteran, killer SEAL, specialist in unconventional warfare.”

—The Washington Times

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“Dick Marcinko is the real McCoy,
a warrior who has lived it.”
—Stephen Coonts

PRAISE FOR
RICHARD MARCINKO AND JOHN WEISMAN
AND THE ROGUE WARRIOR
®
SERIES

ROGUE WARRIOR: OPTION DELTA

“Marcinko knows the gritty reality of fighting it out in the trenches while watching your back. You will, too, after reading
Option Delta.”

—C.A. Mobley, bestselling author of
Rites of War
and
Rules of Command

“Great fun. . . . This classic crowd-pleaser offers insight into the psychology of special and covert operations and fight scenes choreographed by one who has actually done them. . . . Marcinko’s Rogue Warrior yarns . . . are the purest kind of thriller around, with action, pacing, and hardware galore.”

—Booklist

ROGUE WARRIOR: SEAL FORCE ALPHA

“Entertaining. . . . Marcinko and his team handle, with gusto, both enemies without and traitors within, using their wits, a staggering array of weapons, and an obvious appetite for violence.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“Authentic. . . . This action-filled novel is a genuine thriller, one that keeps the reader in suspense throughout.”

—The Free Lance-Star
(Fredericksburg, VA)

ROGUE WARRIOR: DESIGNATION GOLD

“Marcinko and Weisman add new plot ingredients and push them to the limits of military technology. . . . Half the fun is Marcinko’s erudite commentary on the incompetence of U.S. military services, the complex and ultimately frustrating mechanics of international politics, and the manly art of protecting your ass.”

—Playboy

“The salty soldier of fortune raises enough homicidal hell to get himself expelled from Russia. . . . Hard-hitting.”

—Kirkus Reviews

ROGUE WARRIOR: TASK FORCE BLUE

“Heart-pounding, white-knuckle, pure adrenaline action. . . . The fast-paced
Mission: Impossible
–style plot rockets along like a high-octane action movie. . . . A great book.”

—Beaumont Enterprise
(TX)

ROGUE WARRIOR: GREEN TEAM

“Liberally sprinkled with raw language and graphic descriptions of mayhem . . . the literary equivalent of professional wrestling.”

—Detroit Free Press

ROGUE WARRIOR: RED CELL

“[A] bawdy action novel. . . .
Rogue Warrior: Red Cell
never stops to take a breath.”

—The New York Times Book Review

“A chilling, blood and guts, no-nonsense look into clandestine military operations told like it should be told. It doesn’t come more powerful than this.”

—Clive Cussler

ROGUE WARRIOR

“For sheer readability,
Rogue Warrior
leaves Tom Clancy waxed and booby-trapped.”

—Robert Lipsyte,
Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Marcinko . . . makes Arnold Schwarzenegger look like Little Lord Fauntleroy.”

—The New York Times Book Review

“Blistering honesty. . . . Marcinko is one tough Navy commando.”

—San Francisco Chronicle

“Marcinko was too loose a cannon for the U.S. Navy. . . .
Rogue Warrior
is not a book for the faint of heart.”

—People

THE ROGUE WARRIOR’S STRATEGY FOR SUCCESS

“Picture Rambo in pinstripes. . . . Marcinko’s style is inspirational; his (literal) war stories are entertaining; and sprinkled throughout are useful business insights.”

—Publishers Weekly

LEADERSHIP SECRETS OF THE ROGUE WARRIOR

“Look out, Bill Gates.”


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This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are products of the authors’ imaginations, or are used fictitiously. Operational details have been altered so as not to betray current SpecWar techniques.

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Copyright © 2000 by Richard Marcinko and John Weisman

Originally published in hardcover in 2000 by Atria Books

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Front cover design and illustration by James Wang Photo by Kelly Campbell

ROGUE WARRIOR is a registered trademark of Richard Marcinko

In memory of Bently Toxvard
Master Gunsmith, Warrior, and Patriot

The Rogue Warrior
®
Series
by Richard Marcinko and John Weisman

Rogue Warrior

Rogue Warrior: Red Cell

Rogue Warrior: Green Team

Rogue Warrior: Task Force Blue

Rogue Warrior: Designation Gold

Rogue Warrior: SEAL Force Alpha

Rogue Warrior: Option Delta

Rogue Warrior: Echo Platoon

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