ISBN: 0515134139

Valuable space station has been stolen by what seems to be Indonesian pirates. Admiral Amanda Garrett and her navy task force has been called in to retrieve the satellite. Discovers a meglomaniac billionaire behind the plot. Singapore is even mentioned (a Vietnamese refugee who subsequently joins the ‘National Police Force’ and acts as Amanda Garrett’s expert advisor on the pirate’s plans and plots).

The self-styled Pirate King seduces Amanda, who was later kidnapped. Amanda manages to leave a (oil) trail picked up by the US forces. They basically ignore political risks and decide to kick butts. Steals an indonesian navy frigate and rams into the pirate’s cove.

Features hi-tech stealth warships.

Pretty good read.

BTW, thanks to this book for leading me to James H. Cobb.