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Meet Tom Dugan, a wise-cracking, globe-trotting consultant -- with issues.

When the CIA asked Dugan to use his job as cover to 'take a few pictures,' he readily agreed, unaware his life was about to be changed forever, and not in a good way.

When he's set up and falsely accused of terrorism, the CIA offers him a deal, IF he betrays his best friend.

With international terrorism and the weaponization of oil as a backdrop, Deadly Straits is a taut thriller that focuses on the timeless questions of loyalty and love of family. What will a man do to save his only child? When is the price of loyalty to a friend too high?

If you enjoy Forsyth, Ludlum, Cussler, and Clancy, DEADLY STRAITS will keep you turning pages late into the night.


"Few experiences are more rewarding than delving into a well-written novel by a subject matter expert. In Deadly Straits, McDermott masterfully combines the details of international politics with an intensely personal story of struggle and desperation." 

          Steven Konkoly - USA Today best-selling author of The Rescue

"In a book that takes no prisoners, McDermott tells a tale of high seas terrorism and tells it well. Go get this one, right now!" 

          Cheryl's Book Nook

"McDermott consistently gets it right. Tom Dugan - a skilled professional a bit rough around the edges - works well as the protagonist. Smart and educated, he regularly gets grease under his nails, and moves easily between action and insight. A book even a thriller skeptic can love. A gripping read - highly recommended." 

          Rick Spilman, The Old Salt Blog

"After reading Deadly Straits, I no longer await the next Clancy novel. I'm waiting for the next McDermott novel." 

          Jeff Edwards - Author of The Sea of Shadows

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