The difference between fiction and non-fiction is that fiction has to be believable. This book's context is completely unbelievable. Ted Bell must be losing his mind or just in a hurry to fill the pages with falsehoods like the US military is declining and leadership is weak and frozen with fear. The when he US CIA encourages Hawk, a civilian yatch owner to use his boat to attack a Cubian military stronghold, well that did it for me. It will be awhile before I take a chance on another Ted Bell novel. Maybe he will regain his senses and do what he does best.