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To: mj anderson
Contemporary fiction with plots driven by current state of world affairs and the growing need for private secutity services, for security sub-contract services to US military, the melding of global commerce/ multinational corporations with para-military security ops...

Are you familiar with Clive Cussler's novels? His "Oregon Files" series especailly fit your above specifications. The Oregon is a state-of-the-art warship disguised as a rusty tramp steamer and manned by ex-military and intelligence operatives. Known collectively as the Corporation, the men and women of the Oregon—"mercenaries with a conscience"—offer their services to various countries and individuals with specialized security and military needs.

Recommend back to me similar finds, please!

6 posted on 10/03/2005 5:41:09 PM PDT by StayAt HomeMother
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To: StayAt HomeMother
Clive Cussler and foxhole fiction--thanks for the CC tip...have not read him in a while--read all the ocean stuff years back, now I hear his books are team written? All the same, if it has those features mentioned previously, I'll take a look. Thanks so much.

As for a return recommendation, I'm afraid I read very little fiction any more--too much real stuff for work, as in Jed Babbin's Inside the Asylum:Why the United Nations and Old Europe are Worse Than You Think.

But I need to understand the new mercenary paradigm ("patriot mercenaries"?) and a savvy fiction writer is the easiest quick overview.

Best regards,
MJ Anderson
7 posted on 10/06/2005 4:33:17 PM PDT by mj anderson
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