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Posted October 19, 2006
GREAT submarine thriller, October 19, 2006 Reviewer: R. Ballister 'author, God Does Have A Sense of Humor' (San Diego, CA) - See all my reviews Picture a warship able to deliver several hundred times the blast that rocked Hiroshima. Imagine that warship invisible to even the latest technology. Now picture that warship in the hands of a dying man driven to vengeance. THAT¿s the thrilling story that John Hindinger paints in his first novel, and he paints it very well. Hindinger puts his years of experience as a US submarine officer to good use, crafting a thrilling tale about a submarine officer who seeks revenge on his former commanding officer by stealing a US missile submarine. With the help of a man he isn¿t sure he can trust, the renegade officer outsmarts two navies and the US government as he tries to escape. My favorite thing about this book is that just when you think you know everything, Hindinger springs something on you that you didn¿t see coming. The effect is that you really have no idea how things are going to turn out until the last pages of the book, and you are on your literary toes the entire time. The other thing that struck me is how the author did such a great job of making the theft of a US missile submarine seem entirely plausible. Finally, his technical descriptions are top notch. There is no doubt that the author knows missile submarines inside and out. This was a thoroughly enjoyable read, with plenty of solid action and unexpected surprises to keep readers entranced until the very end. Those who enjoy Clancy, Dale Brown, or Jeff Edwards are sure to ensure this book. Likewise, submariners past and present will find it enthralling. Highly recommended for thriller and naval buffs alike.
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