An action-packed, maritime military adventure from the author of Dog Tags.
A notorious Somalian pirate sails the Arabian Sea, leading a band of deadly thieves and mercenaries on an international crime spree. When they take American hostages aboard a cargo ship, they've finally gone too far -- and a special task force of Navy SEALs and Marines is called in to help. SEALs, Marines . . . and a talented sea lion named Sly.
As Sly's handler, young sailor Felix has two important jobs. Job one is to get Sly to plant a beacon so that the U.S. strike force can follow the pirates back to their haven. Job two is to keep the sea lion safe and out of combat. But when the mission goes wrong and the pirates get the upper hand, Felix and Sly end up right in the middle of the action . . . with dozens of innocent lives at stake.
C. Alexander London
C. Alexander London is an author of books for children and adults. In addition to the Dog Tags and Tides of War series, he writes the Accidental Adventures novels for young readers and books like One Day the Soldiers Came: Voices of Children in War
for older readers. When he is not writing books, he can usually be found walking around New York City talking to his dog.
- ! 'From TIDES OF WAR #2: HONOR BOUND:
Sly had been searching underwater for
a while now. He''d popped his head up only once to take a breath, then disappeared
again, and Felix had started to wonder what he was doing down there. Hunting for
fish? Goofing off?
Having a sea lion for a partner wasn''t the easiest thing
in the world. Felix couldn''t exactly explain to Sly that today''s training exercise
was especially important. That Special Forces operators and their commanders had
come from as far away as Washington DC to watch. They were trying to decide the
future of the Navy''s Marine Mammal Program. They were trying to decide what to
do with sea lions like Sly and sea lion handlers like Felix.
Sly was an experienced
search-and-recovery sea lion - one of only thirty-five sea lions in the Marine Mammal
Program - but he was still an animal. Some days, Sly liked to let out his wild side,
even when the bosses were watching and even when a highly trained Navy diver, who
was pretending to be an underwater intruder, was doing his best not to let Sly catch
"You think he''s taking so long because he knows your job is on the
line?" Gutierrez asked. "Or does he just like the drama?"