I've read the Navy Justice series and followed the characters of Zack Brewer and Diane Colcernian. I enjoyed those books very much but was disappointed with The Malacca Conspiracy.
First, at the beginning of the book, author Don Brown mentioned a significant rift in the relationship between Zack and Diane. She wouldn't return his calls or even speak to him. Yet, when the two characters meet again, it's as if that rift didn't even exist. Nothing is ever mentioned of Zack and Diane working through the issue to achieve an understanding.
**SPOILER WARNING** - Secondly, after a nuclear weapon was detonated in the city of Philadelphia, there were no automatic procedures taken to protect President Mack Williams by transferring him to a secure location. No precautionary measures at all to protect the President of the United States from an imminent nuclear threat?!?!
The main plot seemed very realistic and illustrated just how easy it probably is to transport contraband materials into the US. I did like the last scene in the Rose Garden.
As with his other books, I could not put it down. His books make you feel like you are reading in a current newspaper. He is up to date and to the minute on current affairs. Looking forward to the next one!
I could not put this one down! The perfect ending for Zach and Dianne - (if you've read the Navy Justice series which I would also reccomend) but still an excellent story. I would reccomend it to anyone who enjoys action, drama and romance all in one and has a keen interest in law, politics and defence forces. I loved it and I can't wait for more books by Don Brown.
The Malacca Conspiracy is my first book I have read by Don Brown. Politics and religion aside, I enjoyed getting lost in the story with the characters. The flow of the story was good enough to keep me running back to the book to read before bed. I also realized that there are other books with the main characters in which I would like to read in the near future. I would highly recommend this book as a great weekend or vacation read.