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As others have written, the plot (oil eating/crapping bacteria) was interesting but during the course of the novel, our main character aka SUPERHERO manages to fight entrenched bureaucrats, discover the means of infection, and foil the evil plot, while being a good father, husband and neighborhood block leader. By the end, everyone Good becomes a Better person and a few neighborhood nasties get their just desserts. The waffling US President probably isn't going to be reelected and the world economy; after ditching the US dollar as the world reserve currency, gets all better in a paragraph and a half. Hurrah!
My sentences have become on running and more incoherent as I realize the time I wasted reading this tripe.
Oh, another thing. A submarine captain and a couple of blue jackets rowing ashore in a rubber dingy would not conduct a snatch and grab of the EVIL Mastermind on foreign soil. That's what we have SEALS for.
I am generally neutral toward readers of audio books. A few make the book memorable by adding breadth to the experience. Rarely do they detract. Dick Hill is an exception to this. He tries too hard to make it a performance. Like most audio book listeners, I listen to the books in my car during my daily commute to work and on longer trips. Hill varies his volume from a whisper to a shout and I found myself driving with one hand on the volume control to be ready to turn it up or down, depending on how he saw fit to read the current passage. Throw in a little road noise and it becomes quite a challenge to get through this book. He makes the reading central to the book, instead of incidental, and in this case, it borders on unacceptable. I also became weary of his giving most of the characters upper Midwest accents, regardless of where they were from. Overall, an audio presentation to be endured, not relished.