DEADLY STRAITS by R.E. McDermott
Compulsively readable, with an average rating of 4.5 stars on over 1300 Amazon reviews.
Deadly Straits is, in the words of one reviewer, "A non-stop thrill ride, from London streets to the Singapore docks, to the decks of the tankers that slake the world's thirst for oil, with stops along the way in Panama, Langley, Virginia, and Teheran. Fast-paced, multilayered, and gripping."
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Falsely implicated in a hijacking, very part-time spook Tom Dugan is not about to take it lying down. But when he’s offered a chance to clear himself by helping the CIA snare his best friend, his steadfast refusal to cooperate puts him at odds not only with his CIA superiors, but also with a beautiful British agent with whom he’s romantically involved.