Firing Point

( 5 )

Overview

Below the polar ice cap, an American nuclear submarine moves quietly through the murky sea, tailing a new Russian sub. But the clandestine game of hide-and-seek between opposing captains ends with an explosion and flooding as the Russian sub sinks in a thousand feet of water. The American sub rushes to help, only to join its former quarry in the deep.

The situation ignites tensions around the world. As both Washington and Moscow prepare for what appears to be the beginnings of ...

See more details below
Audiobook (CD)
$17.99
BN.com price
(Save 10%)$19.99 List Price
Other sellers (Audiobook)
  • All (1) from $10.83   
  • New (1) from $10.83   
Firing Point

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$9.99
BN.com price
This digital version does not exactly match the physical book displayed here.

Overview

Below the polar ice cap, an American nuclear submarine moves quietly through the murky sea, tailing a new Russian sub. But the clandestine game of hide-and-seek between opposing captains ends with an explosion and flooding as the Russian sub sinks in a thousand feet of water. The American sub rushes to help, only to join its former quarry in the deep.

The situation ignites tensions around the world. As both Washington and Moscow prepare for what appears to be the beginnings of World War III, the USS Toledo — led by untested Captain Joe Glass — speeds to the location to give aid. Glass soon discovers that the incident was no accident. And the men behind it have yet to make their final move — a move only Glass and his crew can stop.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The movie rights to this complex submarine thriller have already been sold—no surprise; the plot unfolds like a summer blockbuster. Initially, though, Wallace and Keith (the duo behind Final Bearing) take their time immersing readers in a not-so-distant future balanced precariously between the Cold War and World War III. Rogue Russian Admiral Alexander Durov conspires to restore Russia to its Soviet Union-era ranking as the world’s most potent military force. His mission: detonate explosives secretly placed onboard one of the country’s submarines while it cruises deep beneath the ice-covered Barents Sea, and then blame the aggression on the United States. Meanwhile on land, the Russian mafia seeks to disrupt and destroy the U.S. stock market so as to divert attention from Durov’s attempted coup. By the book’s halfway point, scenes alternate quickly between above and below sea level, as the financial cabal unravels and an untested American submarine crew led by Joe Glass (one of the book’s few truly likeable characters) battles the rogue Russians. Following a frigid showdown in the Arctic Circle, Wallace (a former U.S. Navy commander with 22 years of experience on nuclear subs) and Keith quickly tie up loose ends, but the book’s length and an overabundance of characters—many with complicated Russian names—may frustrate readers. (July)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781469280462
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 12/18/2012
  • Format: CD
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Don Keith is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning author. In addition to writing fiction and nonfiction, he heads up the curriculum in Media Marketing and Management at Virginia College and runs the school's full-service advertising and marketing agency.

George Wallace, Cdr. USN Ret., commanded the Los Angeles-class nuclear attack submarine USS Houston. During his tour of duty he worked extensively with the SEAL community developing SEAL/submarine tactics. Under Wallace's command the Houston was awarded the CIA Meritorious Unit Citation.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3
( 5 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(2)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Rain

    R u going to help me or do i have to figure it out on my own?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2012

    Don't you DARE post a title here

    I'm gettig tired and pi**ed

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted July 18, 2012

    Great Read for the Naval Fan

    Well Anonymous is flat wrong and apparently didn't read the author blurb or he would realize that the author is a retired nuclear submarine captain. (I've read both his books and the information was on the back of the first one.) I would assume that experience would be enough to "take the time to find out". This is not my normal genre, but I really enjoyed reading this book. I found the detail and accuracy refreshing (military brat myself and numerous friends in active service). I've read a few "action/spy" novels that have had me falling over laughing at the portrayals of military life and the capabilities of the human body. They read more like adolescent male fantasies instead of gritty realistic action. I thought Final Bearing was a good first effort from a new author, Firing Point was even better, and can't wait to see another title.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    This book is dumb beyond belief. It is less than a kids comic b

    This book is dumb beyond belief. It is less than a kids comic book. Inaccurate, silly story line, absolutely no clue about life on a Nuclear Sub and worse, never did take the time to find out. Save your money, this book is an ill conceived worthless piece of horse puckey. Whoever submitted the one review MUST work for the author.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted June 29, 2012

    A real page turner

    Bravo Zulu, for anothe GREAT book. Could not put it down. Move over Tom Clansey, the new dynamic duo are in town.
    This book holds your interest from page one. You find yourself living the experiences with the characters. Hoping some get their comeupance, and some survive.
    I was lucky to get the preordered copy from my local B&N and could not stop until the end. Had to know what was happening next, and how it ends. Thank God for bubble-heads and SEALS.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)