Phoenix Sub Zero

Phoenix Sub Zero

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by Michael Dimercurio
     
 

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It's up to Captain Michael Pacino and the U.S.S. Seawolf to find the enemy-the finest super-sub that Arab oil money could buy-and destroy it before it can deliver its lethal payload to the shores of America. He faces the ultimate battle between the most advanced weapons technology on the planet...and the sheer force of human courage.

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It's up to Captain Michael Pacino and the U.S.S. Seawolf to find the enemy-the finest super-sub that Arab oil money could buy-and destroy it before it can deliver its lethal payload to the shores of America. He faces the ultimate battle between the most advanced weapons technology on the planet...and the sheer force of human courage.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In the near-future imagined in this brisk, hardware-packed techno-thriller, the United Islamic Front of God, comprised of 30 Islamic nations, is losing its world war with the Western Coalition, comprised of European countries and the U.S. To turn the tide, the Front resorts to its ultimate weapon: a plutonium bomb to be launched at Washington, D.C., from the Hegira , a Japanese-designed sub seemingly superior to any other under the high seas. As the Hegira breaks into the Atlantic in order to close in on its target, one American sub is sunk and another is crippled, leaving the fate of the West in the hands of Mike Pacino, captain of the American sub Seawolf , and the badly damaged USS Phoenix , whose commander, David ``Sugar'' Kane, refuses to abandon the hunt. Former submariner DiMercurio ( Attack of the Seawolf ) conveys without melodrama the horror of undersea warfare, with death in a hundred forms always a hand's-breadth away. He is also a master of submarine technology, rivaling Tom Clancy in his ability to make technical details comprehensible to general readers. Here, in true techno-thriller fashion, the computers, torpedoes and propulsion systems carry the exciting story from first pages to last, where Seawolf and Hegira engage to decide the future of the world. (Aug . )
Library Journal
Capt. Mike Pacino is back in command of the submarine U.S.S. Seawolf. General Sihoud, leader of the United Islamic Front of God, has overrun Chad and Ethiopia on his way to invading India. The United Nations, led by the United States, has determined that the only way to stop Sihoud is to assassinate him. The missile attack on Sihoud's headquarters fails, and Sihoud escapes aboard a Japanese-built sub. He then procedes to launch special nuclear weapons on Washington, D.C. Armed with superior torpedoes, Sihoud's sub sinks two of the best U.S. subs on its way to its launch site. Armed with defective but devastating Vortex torpedoes, Seawolf is dispatched to save the day. Though the writing is sketchy in spots, DiMercurio's work offers readers an action-packed drama that seafaring buffs and general readers alike will enjoy. Public librarians will want to raise their purchasing periscopes and target this one.-Grant A. Fredericksen, Illinois Prairie Dist. P.L., Metamora

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451406033
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1995
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
4.24(w) x 6.92(h) x 1.26(d)

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Larry Bond
Michael DiMercurio really knows subs, and his characters step right off sub decks onto his pages.

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Phoenix Sub Zero 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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I enjoyed this book a lot. This is the first submarine book I have read, and I thought at first that I wouldn't like the genre. But DiMercurio really does it! I am sure I will read more sub books thanks to this one! Although Micheal somtimes goes into detail too much, and it's hard to understand if you don't really know submarines, it's stil a great book. Recommended!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once you start reading, you can't put it down. As a former submariner myself, I get asked alot about what it is like being underway on nuclear power. Well prepare your mind because this is just like being underway. Sure submarine life is dangerous, as Michael DiMercuio so accurately depicts, but this is quite the recruiting book for the US Submarine Force and I am proud to have served. I have been involved in MANY drills at sea and I can tell you the scenarios that the Phoenix and Seawolf are involved in are accurate and very realistic! This is a top-notch book and I give it a BRAVO ZULU!!!