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Publisher's Summary

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 die mysteriously, test flights are sabotaged, and the program is threatened at every level. America faces a deadly, catastrophic threat. If Grafton can’t infiltrate a web of espionage and counter-espionage centered round the deadly traitor, code-named the Minotaur, embedded in the highest reaches of the U.S. government, he stands to lose much more than just his career. The Minotaur is an exhilarating mixture of cutting-edge aviation, spies, and counter-spies, all set in the complex world of military technology R&D. In this unique espionage thriller written early in his career, Coonts’s extraordinary talent is brilliantly displayed.

©1989 Stephen P. Coonts (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Excellent plot!

MINOTAUR has less action than earlier Jake Grafton series novels as Jake lands in a staff job in the DC area. However, it is more espionage than earlier novels.

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Good Read

this is book 4 and the Jack Grafton series. it was a good read and I like the way we follow Jake's career from Vietnam to DC. Reading the four books in order gives an interesting look at how choices and experiences develop character.

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it's a great Jake Grafton novel

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel it's full of twists and turns and Adventure on every page

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excellent story. as a navy veteran it kept me read

factual and intriguing with a story giving the reader the feel of navy life. thank you.

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long and drawn out story. No action like before

more of a murder mystery than an action novel. The plot is predictable and uninspired.

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Coonts is the best!

Loved it, Connts did an excellent job of taking the Grafton character down a different path.

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Great Story

Enjoyed the story. I found myself entranced. I recommend this book. Beats the hell out of Clancy.

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great book.

was a little droolish from the reader, but over all a great book... .. ..

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loved it!

Coonts delivers another great installment of the Grafton series! Great character development and awesome flying scenes. Was a bit slow to start as he set the stage, but took off from there and was hard to put down once started.

Narrator is excellent and gives characters their own distinction through his voice.

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This book has extremely long chapters. I've never read this author until now so I'm not sure if this is his normal writing style. Also I didn't like how the author described every little thing to the fullest. There seemed to be alot of characters that didn't add to the story. I did however like the narrator of the book voice.

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  • 05-08-16

Brilliant Listen

Would you listen to The Minotaur again? Why?

Listen many times over and still get more from the story. Mr Coonts knows his subject and spins a good credible yarn.

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  • S. Murdoch
  • 01-30-15

Good spy novel with great plot.

Good spy novel with great plot. Worked it out just before the end...which always makes one feel so good.

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  • HappyCamper
  • 12-01-13

Jake Grafton. . nuff said

Where does The Minotaur rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Quite near the top the whole Jake Grafton series is very well written and thought out. A compelling yarn.

What did you like best about this story?

The character development and how each thread of the story was laid upon each other.

What does Benjamin L. Darcie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He portrays the characters well and draws the listener in further.

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to the next story in the series.