Angela

J. H. Hull, Author Eagle Publishing Corporation. $16.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-931933-10-3
A terrorist tale that inspires little terror and less credulity, this exercise in revolutionary politics centers more on Peter Bowers, captain of the sailing yacht Yasmina, than on the eponymous Angela, source of the derring-do. Pete is anchored off Palermo when two thugs walk on board, followed by gorgeous gun-toting Angela, who makes it clear that Pete is her hostage and under orders to sail to Palma. En route, another boat comes alongside and delivers a U.S. Navy admiral, drugged, immobile and representing 6 million in ransom money. Angela determines that in addition to the ransom negotiations she will advance her cause by blowing up the carrier Kennedy, anchored in Palma. Pete, who is on the hit list of the chief of the island's mafiosi and therefore doubly endangered, realizes that he must use heroic measures to save his own life and that of the ship. Although the conversation hovers between ""Peetie-weetie, do you wuv me?'' and four-letter expletives, and although you don't doubt for a moment that the good guys will win, Hollywood should be able to make a real thriller out of this one. (April)
Reviewed on: 03/31/1987
Release date: 04/01/1987
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