Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Malacca Conspiracy by Don Brown - REVIEWED

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Malacca Conspiracy
Zondervan (June 4, 2010)

Don Brown


DON BROWN, a former U.S. Navy JAG Officer, is the author of Zondervan’s riveting NAVY JUSTICE SERIES. a dynamic storyline chronicling the life and adventures of JAG officer ZACK BREWER. In 2003, Don began writing Treason, his first novel in the NAVY JUSTICE SERIES.

Paying no homage to political correctness, DON BROWN’S writing style is described as “gripping,” casting an entertaining and educational spin on a wide-range of current issues, from radical Islamic infiltration of the military, to the explosive issue of gays in the military, to the modern day issues of presidential politics in the early 21st Century.

In November of 2009, four years after it was released, and in the wake of Fort Hood, TREASON rocketed to the top-selling in the nation on the Amazon.com bestseller list for fiction, and remained there for over a week. On Thanksgiving Day of 2009, all four of Don’s novels were ranked in the top 5 on the Amazon bestseller list for fiction!

DON BROWN graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1982, and after finishing law school, continued his post-graduate studies through the Naval War College, earning the Navy’s nonresident certificate in International Law.

During his five years on active duty in the Navy, Don served in the Pentagon, was published in the Naval Law Review, and was also a recipient of the Navy Achievement Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.


A rogue Indonesian general and his army of terrorists attack oil tankers in the Strait of Malacca in order to profit from oil futures and buy nuclear weapons to establish an Islamic superpower.

Navy JAG officers Zack Brewer and Diane Colcernian race against the odds and a 24-hour deadline before nuclear attacks hit the United States. Departing from the sea of books barely better than soap opera romance and using the frantic pacing of suspense fiction, Brown glides flawlessly among global hotspots of terrorism--including the United States--and the book's principal settings in Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

The President of the United States orders ships of the U.S. Seventh Fleet towards the Malacca Straits to reassert control over the sea lanes, but with time quickly ticking away, will they arrive in time for Zack and Diane to survive this dangerous and final high-stakes drama of life and death?


Don Brown writes a very scary story!! Why? Because it reeks with truth and the possibility that the events that he describes may very well make their way from fiction into reality – sooner than later! With chapters divided into brief segments, dates, times and locations around the world, the reader gets a total picture of the events as they unfold …in chilling reality!

You know, even as I read this book the headlines blare the announcement of Iran’s nuclear capabilities. This has made reading this book a little surreal…and disturbing. All of the sudden the threat of radical Islam and the reality of the threat it represents has been painted in stark images in my mind. It’s a lot to think about!

Don Brown realistically weaves the thread of his faith within the story by revealing the faith of characters who are key players in this plot. He shows their fear, their doubt and their tenacious hold on God’s promises even as chaos breaks upon the world.

Imagine that their has been a technology developed that brings nuclear warfare to a very personal level. Imagine that a radical Muslim terrorist group has decided to become a world superpower and has carefully and methodically manipulated finances, events, political leadership to the point where virtually no one can stand in their way.

Then know that God has raised up men and women of faith for such a time as this, and they are willing to fight to their last breath to save their country, their families, and their freedom! The Malacca Conspiracy takes the reader on a non-stop thrill ride from first page to last, and it leaves you with a renewed determination to stand in the gap when folks need the truth of God’s promises.

You will meet memorable characters all along this journey who will inspire your patriotism anew and make you know that to be a Christian in the United States is indeed one of your greatest blessings! What are you going to do with that blessing?

This is a top notch book when it comes to keeping the reader frantically reading! Yet there is something greater that lingers in your mind when the tale is told…that this book isn’t that far from reality. And that begs the question…where will my faith stand when that time comes? And what will I do with my faith in the mean time?

The Malacca Conspiracy – experience it today!!

My sixteen-year-old son read this before me, and he LOVED it!! I am happy to agree with him!!

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