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Praise for David Poyer's novels of the Modern Navy:

Black Storm
"No one writes gritty, realistic military fiction like David Poyer. No one."
- Stephen Coonts, author of America

"A gripping, gritty novel that reads like the real thing. You're with the marines every step of the way. Poyer knows his stuff."
- Vince Flynn, author of Separation of Power

"Exceptional...a straight-ahead adventure yarn, a frontal assault on the bestseller lists."
- Hiawatha Bray, Boston Globe

China Sea
"Vivid exciting story."
- John Garst, Virginia Times

"Imaginative, thought-provoking."
- USA Today

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Kirkus Reviews
Multiple challenges face stalwart Navy lifer Dan Lenson in his first full command. The eighth installment in Poyer's adventure saga (Black Storm, 2002, etc.) finds series hero Lenson promoted to Commander and put in charge of a helicopter-capable destroyer, the USS Thomas Horn. A veteran of Desert Storm, Lenson returns to the Persian Gulf in 1992 with an additional mandate, as if the Spruance-class Horn isn't responsibility enough. Stung by the recent Tailhook scandal, the Navy is accelerating its integration of women into all aspects of service, and the Horn will be the first warship laboratory to test this experiment. Entrenched opposition spans all ranks, although there are also plenty of sailors, like Lenson, who see this integration as the logical next step. New female crewmembers include hardworking GSMFN (gas turbine mechanic fireman) Cobie Kasson, who has left behind a three-year-old daughter, and sassy pals Ina, Lourdes, and Patryce. The crew also boasts some brash Navy SEALs, tasked with intercepting arms being secretly transported to Iraq. The SEALs' swagger irks the Horn's resident rooster, Gunner's Mate Senior Chief Marty Marchetti, who matches them both in brashness and tattoos. Much internal drama ensues aboard ship, including an inconvenient pregnancy, a severed goat's head, and a suspicious fire in the female quarters, during which Cobie acts admirably. But the multithreaded, episodic plot also travels considerably, from Virginia to various points in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf to Iraq and Egypt and Bahrain, where Aisha Ar-Rahim has spent two years as a special agent for the Navy Criminal Investigative Service. A Harlem-born Muslim, Aisha probes (in a very C.S.I.-esquemanner) any crimes that involve Navy personnel. An investigative trail ultimately leads her to the path of the Horn, whose Mideast mission, when suspected, makes it a large target for local enemies. Poyer packs story with both dense technical info and welcome local color. Unique Aisha merits a spinoff series. Agency: ICM
From the Publisher
"[An] explosive climax...the reader takes a well-informed cruise on a U.S. destroyer. Poyer knows the ship intimately. Vivid descriptions cover everything from knee knockers to combat information center, radar to computers, wardroom to enlisted quarters. Battle scenes in particular come alive with authenticity...and all that, and more, is in this latest chapter of Commander Daniel Lenson's contentious career."-Proceedings

"Poyer packs story with both dense technical info and welcome local color. Unique Aisha merits a spinoff series."-Kirkus Reviews

" "Plows fearlessly-though with hair-raising effect on occasion-through today's stormy international and social seas...the salvos of nautical expertise also lend flavor and authenticity...the author provides believable insights into Muslim thinking...Poyer's genius for description impresses on page after page. The vividness of his scene-setting grabs you."


"Lovers of procedural military fiction wait for David Poyer's next installment of the career of Dan Lenson."-Roanoke Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429907958
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Series: Dan Lenson Series , #8
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 112,826
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Captain David Poyer's twenty-four novels make him possibly the most popular living author of American sea fiction. His naval career included service in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Arctic, Caribbean, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Pacific. The Command is the eighth book in his continuing novel-cycle of the modern Navy, following The Med, The Gulf, The Circle, The Passage, Tomahawk, China Sea, and Black Storm. He lives with his wife, novelist Lenore Hart, and their daughter on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2011

    Great Read! Lenson repels all boarders defending his command.

    If you like David Poyer, you'll love this book. Dan Lenson faces multiple challenges in this thriller. I've read all the Lenson series and "The Command" and "Tomahawk" are my personal favorites.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    always quality and captivating writing

    David Poyer has never let me down, although always read the reviews to prevent surprises of buying on the net!

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