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1Andrew-theQM
Nov 10, 2017, 5:10pm Top

Were you surprised, following on from the last book, that Juan Carrillo and his crew were persona non grata? Why?

2bhabeck
Nov 10, 2017, 5:27pm Top

no, not surprised. The Oregon had disregarded direct orders from Overholt and the President re the base in Antarctica. Had things gone wrong or appeared to have been directed by the US, there could have been serious consequences.

3Sergeirocks
Nov 10, 2017, 6:08pm Top

It came as a surprise to me. I'd have thought the American government would have been grateful for Cabrillo et al diverting an international incident.

4Olivermagnus
Nov 10, 2017, 6:13pm Top

I wasn't surprised since they did disregard a direct order from the top. You can't keep a group on after they do that.

5Carol420
Nov 11, 2017, 12:06pm Top

No...he was in trouble over the attack on the Antarctica base and so was the guy that he reports to. I'm surprised that he would go out on a mission with no government backup. Guess they need the money.

6Andrew-theQM
Nov 11, 2017, 3:13pm Top

I wasn't surprised n once sense - he did go against what he had been told, but they still had plausible deniability and the mission was a success so thought it would have been swept under the carpet.

7Andrew-theQM
Nov 11, 2017, 3:14pm Top

>5 Carol420: Clearly they need the money, and have little option but to go out on their own.

8EadieB
Nov 11, 2017, 6:42pm Top

I was not surprised that they were put on hold because of not following orders.

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