Terminal Run

Terminal Run

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by Michael DiMercurio

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Terminal Run: The final stage in the flight of a submarine torpedo as it increases speed to reach attack velocity.

Terminal Run: The new techno-thriller featuring the dramatic, final undersea showdown between Admiral Michael Pacino and his most hated nemesis, Alexi Novskoyy.


Terminal Run: The final stage in the flight of a submarine torpedo as it increases speed to reach attack velocity.

Terminal Run: The new techno-thriller featuring the dramatic, final undersea showdown between Admiral Michael Pacino and his most hated nemesis, Alexi Novskoyy.

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Publishers Weekly
The characters-and there are plenty of them-in the latest techno-thriller by former submarine officer DiMercurio (Voyage of the Devilfish) share a love of the mechanical, and readers had better, too, if they want to make it through the book's many pages of technical jargon. The USS Snarc is a robotic American combat submarine under siege by an unseen enemy, and only former Navy admiral Michael Pacino, a recurring character in DiMercurio's novels, may be able to save it. While Pacino's son, Anthony, struggles for survival in a sub at the bottom of the ocean, Michael sets out to regain control of the Snarc and bring down an old nemesis. DiMercurio convolutes his story with details that only military personnel and history buffs could appreciate; for example, he spends several pages describing basic military maneuvers and actually enters the mind of a torpedo en route to its target. Yet when it comes to simple narrative details, such as describing a person's appearance, DiMercurio often comes up short. To his credit, however, he populates this offering with several sympathetic protagonists and high-ranking female officers, and augments his many high-tech underwater battles with vivid flashbacks, steamy sex scenes and even flourishes of wit. (Oct. 1)

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
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4.42(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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Terminal Run 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After one year and two reads I finally put pen to paper. I remember the first read. I waited for the release, kept abreast to release times and was there at first notification; TERMINAL RUN was at the local Barnes & Noble. My husband came home from work and we went off for me to purchase the new read. I read the new DiMercurio book immediately as fast as I could turn the page (Evelyn Wood would be proud). Unfortunately during this period I also lost my father and my enjoyment dissipated. I was away on vacation with my family (hoping to pick up the art of surfing) and came back realizing I¿d like to re-read TERMINAL RUN. (I am not sure of the connection¿ maybe the ocean.) It was the best thing I could of done. I read TERMINAL RUN slowly and deliberately. What a treat. Every character was so real, the story line intriguing and the details vivid (you actual did ¿rig for dive¿). I fell in love with the new characters and ached for the trusted friends of the `Pachino¿ books. Each chapter left me deeply involved and there were times I found myself laughing out loud or actually crying (all this in a sub book). DeMercurio actually shares `the secret¿ ¿ the true lovers in the armed forces are Submariners not `Fly Boys¿. The sex is intense and leaves you aching for more. I enjoy reading and watching the submarine genre books and movies. Many people write and produce them but only a few do it right. DiMercurio is one of the Masters. The details of each dive, the attention to an actual cruise is amazing. I have never (outside of Disneyland) cruised in a sub however I feel as if I¿ve been around the world underwater with Pacino and his crews. Thank you DiMercurio and keep on writing!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have long been a fan of writer Michael DiMercurio and his excellent work.He takes me all over the world with out my ever leaving the confines of my bedroom. I as a techno thriller junkie love all forms of combat writing especially naval sub battles. And to borrow from a James Bond lyric, when it comes to dealing with sub battles, "Nobody does it better". If I have any critisiums they are only that as an African American I would like to see more characters of color and less thecnical mombo jumbo I dont understand. That beening said this is another outstanding piece of fiction.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first problem: He has only written seven novels so far. I wish he'd had 25 by the time I first picked up one of his tales! The second problem:DiMercurio is the equal to Tom Clancey when it comes to writing "techno thrillers". He gives you all that stuff about how the "clangforn 19 lowered it's triangular quadrophonic putznes and revolved twice counterclockwise, thus engaging the homing Mark 49 and 1/2 thermabang.....", etc. BUT, more to the point, DiMercurio can write a sex scene and is tremendously capable of going BEYOND the "mere" techno" stuff described above. One wonders if his editors and publishers are DELIBERATELY crossing out endless paragraphs of gripping, superior character development and fine, sensitive writing, simply to preserve the market value of the techno thriller side. IF so, they're making a grave mistake! This fella can write! Even if "the Mark 000 quadraflange ISN'T engaging into the J-17X rubber coated twanzabot!" Write FASTER, Michael!
Guest More than 1 year ago
TERMINAL RUN is one of the most soulful, well-paced and exciting submarine novels ever written. This book carries on in the tradition of the DiMercurio submarine novel, with all his trademark character development, tense combat situations, intricate technology ¿ that only works half the time! ¿ and surprise ending. This is intense and satisfying, but will leave you longing for more¿