The Malacca Conspiracy

Set in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the United States, The Malacca Conspiracy is a bone-chilling tale of terrorism on the high seas, of political assassination and nuclear brinkmanship. And for Zack and Diane—your favorite JAG characters from Don Brown’s popular Navy Justice Series—a story of hope for a longstanding romance that is now or never. When a dastardly plot is hatched in the Malaysian seaport of Malacca to attack civilian oil tankers at sea, to drive up the price of crude oil futures, and to assassinate the Indonesian president and use fat windfall profits to finance a nuclear attack against American cities, Navy JAG officers Zack Brewer and Diane Cocernian reunite in a sizzling race against the clock to foil the conspiracy before disaster strikes. But as President Mack Williams sends ships of the U.S. Seventh Fleet towards the Malacca Straights to reassert control over the sea lanes, will Navy JAG officers Zack Brewer and Diane Colcernian survive this dangerous and final high-stakes drama of life and death? You won’t be able to put this thriller down until you find out.

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By Syahira (Petaling Jaya, Malaysia) · ★☆☆☆☆ · September 04, 2010
First thing first, I am a muslimah from Malaysia. Generally I don't really care about this genre of Islam-bashing (usually they are being written by someone who never bother to read about the topic) but I give it a go since I was bored and I've heard it’s quite a thrill.

But I was dead wrong... th... ...more
By Steven (Arden, NC) · ★☆☆☆☆ · July 25, 2010
I thought I'd pick it up for the Kindle because it was free. I'm not generally a fan of Don Brown (his political intrigue isn't always so intriguing), but we'll see how it goes.

UPDATE (7/25): Here's my review from

I downloaded this book because it was free. I figured that at most it wo... ...more
By Cricket · ★★★☆☆ · December 25, 2013
Zack Brewer and Diane Colcernian, Navy JAGS, meet up again in The Malacca Conspiracy, a timely novel of terrorist thriller action. Moving from Indonesia to the United States, a conspiracy unveils itself at a swift and deadly pace once oil tankers are rammed in the sea traffic lanes. However, this... ...more
By Nikole (Chino Valley, AZ) · ★★★★★ · August 25, 2010
The back flap of the book misleads you to think the story will focus on Zack Brewer and Diane Colcernian—two JAG officers from Don Browns’ Previous Navy Justice Series. I almost believed this book would come from two points of view, possibly three if you count the enemy, but the book is unique in... ...more
By Victor (Irvine, CA) · ★★★★★ · June 11, 2010
I had the privilege of interviewing Don Brown, on our radio show "Kingdom Highlights", for his new book, "The Malacca Conspiracy" published by Zondervan.

In between Indonesia and Malaysia there is the Strait of Malacca with the idea being that this very important shipping lane is a choke point and... ...more
By Laura (Horseshoe Bend, AR) · ★★★★☆ · August 20, 2010
Author: Don Brown
Publisher: Zondervan
June 2010
ISBN 978-0-310-27215-1
Genre: General Fiction/Military

In a novel intended to portray events that could easily occur today, it’s all about the details. Don Brown, a former line officer in the United States Navy JAG corps, de... ...more
By LadyCalico · ★★★☆☆ · February 10, 2014
Zack Brewer's adventures seem to get more dangerous and exciting as this series goes on. The series started out like a JAG episode and has now grown into a JAG meets 24 episode. The writing is quite uneven, sometimes I was hanging on the edge of my seat and at other times gritting the edge of my... ...more
By Nora (Dacula, GA) · ★★★★★ · November 02, 2010
On the back cover it says, “Hang on...and hold your breath!" - they weren’t kidding!! Action happens from the very first chapter and doesn’t stop until the end. I’m grateful to have received a review copy of a book that shows evil losing and the people fighting back the darkness, for the sake of... ...more
By James (Littleton, CO) · ★★★★☆ · April 10, 2012
I absolutely liked this read. Like many other reviewers, I didn't care for the fact there are just way too many characters to follow... but outside of that I found the story, given the times and worldly sentiment, quite plausible.

I have many Muslim friends from the beautiful nations involved in... ...more
By Karen (Gilbert, AZ) · ★☆☆☆☆ · March 17, 2011
At 7% into the eBook version, I find myself scratching my head wondering which of the 10+ characters (and almost as many view points) is the main character(s). I haven't connected with any of them and nothing in the story gripped my attention enough to propel me forward. I strongly dislike books... ...more