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Barracuda: Final Bearing
     

Barracuda: Final Bearing

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by Michael DiMercurio
 

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In this acclaimed undersea thriller, Michael DiMercurio, a veteran submarine officer and author of Threat Vector and Piranha Firing Point, takes readers behind the scenes of a naval crisis-and below the surface...

A new independent nation has emerged in Asia-with a nuclear arsenal. And its most powerful geographic neighbor has launched a

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In this acclaimed undersea thriller, Michael DiMercurio, a veteran submarine officer and author of Threat Vector and Piranha Firing Point, takes readers behind the scenes of a naval crisis-and below the surface...

A new independent nation has emerged in Asia-with a nuclear arsenal. And its most powerful geographic neighbor has launched a preemptive strike against them. The result: worldwide outrage. When a U.N. blockade against the aggressors is met with underwater attacks, Admiral Michael Pacino is forced to take on one of the world's strongest nations-and destroy one of the greatest submarine fleets.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
As a former officer of the USS Hammerhead, DiMercurio knows his submarines, and the high-tech detail that he brings to his fourth undersea thriller (after Phoenix Sub Zero) should delight fans of the genre. Especially impressive here are the futuristic methods employed by a Japanese spy infiltrating a new nation's atomic missile site, and the unique means employed by Japan to try to render that site useless. When those means backfire, events escalate into a U.N. blockade of Japan and a confrontation between the U.S. and the Imperial sub fleet. All this takes place early in the next century, as the first female president follows the lead of a returning DiMercurio hero, the maverick Admiral Michael Pacino, in agreeing to the step that puts the world at the brink of war. The initial confrontation with Japan leaves Pacino in charge of a minimal fleet against overwhelming odds, but a lone, specially armed American sub may save the day-if it can reach the Sea of China in time. DiMercurio's matter-of-fact style squeezes much of the tension out of the story, and some readers may find his characters' sub-speak awfully dry. Those who thrill to the blip of sonar and the thud of torpedoes, however, will relish the author's latest deep-water dive. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451407429
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
4.34(w) x 6.82(h) x 1.23(d)

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Larry Bond
"Michael DiMercurio really knows his subs, his characters step right off the sub-deck onto his pages."

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Barracuda, Final Bearing 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Dimercurio does it again. He is the master of the sub-technothriller genre. Nonstop action and a truly believable plot. Dimercurio puts you on the deck of a supersub and you really feel like you are there. The detail is astounding. I have read his first 4 novels and can't wait to finish the series. Way to Go Mike!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The only problem I had with this book was the sleep I lost from not being able to put it down!! DiMercurio almost literally lifts you off the page and drops you on the Conn!! He gets very in depth technically without losing the reader. If you're like me and enjoy authors like Tom Clancy and Larry Bond, you have to pick up this Book!!