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The Tiger Cruise is a novel about a Los Angeles Class nuclear attack submarine, the USS Woodbridge, which leaves Norfolk on a routine two day tiger cruise.

The tiger cruise is a navy tradition whereby family and friends are invited to sail aboard a naval vessel to get first hand experience of navy tradition at sea. After the Woodbridge embarks, a large earthquake strikes in the mid-Atlantic and, for the first time in recorded history, large ...

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The Tiger Cruise

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Overview

The Tiger Cruise is a novel about a Los Angeles Class nuclear attack submarine, the USS Woodbridge, which leaves Norfolk on a routine two day tiger cruise.

The tiger cruise is a navy tradition whereby family and friends are invited to sail aboard a naval vessel to get first hand experience of navy tradition at sea. After the Woodbridge embarks, a large earthquake strikes in the mid-Atlantic and, for the first time in recorded history, large tsunamis strike the East Coast all but destroying the naval base at Norfolk.

Iraq, lying in wait for the opportunity to strike back at America, deploys a mini-nuclear submarine loaded with lethal anthrax toward the shores of America. The Navy, crippled by the large tidal waves that struck the coast, calls on the Woodbridge to seek and destroy the Iraqi invaders.

The Woodbridge, having left a third of its crew behind to accommodate 14 civilians ranging in age from 10 to 72 and its nuclear reactor and sonar damaged by the quake, answers the call. Only one ship can stop them in a race for the coast.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011211980
  • Publisher: Richard Thompson
  • Publication date: 2/10/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 246,716
  • File size: 677 KB

Meet the Author

Richard Thompson entered the literary field in 1999 when he wrote The Tiger Cruise, his first novel. The Tiger Cruise is a captivating story about a nuclear attack submarine, the USS Woodbridge, that leaves Norfolk, VA on a routine tiger cruise only to find itself faced with preventing Iraq from unleashing an anthrax attack on America. In a strange twist, the story portrayed in the book, now borders on prophecy.Richard's latest page-turner, North Star Bay, a gut-wrenching thriller about America's National Missile Defense program sees the return of Knox Jones, the CIA wizard in The Tiger Cruise who is now Director of the CIA in this, his newest thriller.Richard, a Navy veteran, is married and lives in Maryland.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2000

    Tiger Cruise

    Really enjoyed this book. Although this book has been compared to Clancy's Red October, I found it more enjoyable. Thompson has plenty of detail but not too much to bog down the reader. I think Clancy sometimes gets too technical. The Tiger Cruise is an exciting, military/political thriller that I couldn't put down. The story line is original with great characters - and a surprise ending. I see a movie on the horizon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2000

    Tiger Cruise

    This is the best book I've read this year and I've read plenty of them. Picked this up on vacation and couldn't put it down. A fast read and thrilling to the last page. I hope they'll be a next book with Knox Jones. Great character and a telling story. The author's description of the tsunami was downright scary and the anthrax the Iraqi's want to dump on America all too real. Read it. You won't regret it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2000

    This book will be a movie...

    As I read this book I could think of only one thing. What a great movie this would make. Great story with interesting characters. I suspect we'll see Knox Jones again in Thompson's next book. The story is captivating. I could not put it down. Loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2000

    Far from Tom Clancy standard

    This could have been a great outline for a Tom Clancy thriller. The idea is superb, but the execution is amateurish and lacking in detail and characterization. The most glaring example is the missing treatment of the Tsunami disaster effects on the East shore population. Another example of amateurism is evident the software problem that causes malfunction of the new Sonar system. Allegedly the Sonar software works fine until the earthquake hits, and then it starts to malfunction due to a software bug which is caused by a mistakenly commented line. After removing the comment and recompiling the program it is back to normal. To my opnion, as someone familiar with writing software, such a bug would have caused the program to misbehave even before the earthquake. Another point - Iraq is not in the Far East, it is in the Middle East. China and Japan are in the Far East.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2000

    Tiger Cruise

    Perfect take-to-the-beach book. My only regret is that I finished it too soon. This is the type of story you just don't want to end. Well written and well researched, this book takes you on a journey you soon won't forget. The threat of biological terrorism is real and Mr. Thompson has added a new dimension in this arena. The heroes are real people, just like everyday life, and THIS is what makes this book great. Without giving too much away, the idea of the guests onboad the nuclear sub Woodbridge, out for a routine cruise, that suddenly find themselves entwined in a deadly kill or be killed situation, is fantastic. A great story with a surprising ending. I suspect we'll see a sequel with Knox Jones in the future. I hope so. Read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2000

    Tiger Cruise

    Two pages in and I was hooked. A telling story and just a fun book to read. In addition, this book was a refreshing change from all the rest. The reader gets a sense of 'being there' that, in my opinion, many novels don't accomplish. Very enjoyable and a good book for the beach.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2000

    Tiger Cruise

    At first I thought, 'tsunamis in the east?' But, when the news hit a couple of weeks ago that this could occur in the Atlantic, this book took on a whole new look. I thorougly enjoyed it. A real pleasure to read and exciting. I recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2000

    Tiger Cruise

    One of the best books I have read in recent memory. Well researched and easy to follow the story line. Since I live on the North Carolina coast, the tsunamis hitting Norfolk in the book hit home, especially with the recent discovery of cracks in the ocean floor which could cause tsunamis to hit the east coast. A good candidate for a movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2000

    Tiger Cruise

    I have read just about every submarine techno thriller to come along. I have enjoyed them all but The Tiger Cruise goes right to the top of the list. As I read this book, I WAS THERE! Really, that's how I felt. What an amazing accomplishment for this new author. This book was so good, I couldn't wait to read it again - which I did. I am eagerly awaiting the movie, that I know is sure to come. Great book. I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2000

    Tiger Cruise

    I absolutely loved this book. Could not put it down. The author's style of writing includes just enough detail to maintain the story line but not too much to bog down the reader. The protaganist and antagonist in the story are clearly defined and exciting characters. The plot is explosive and just a great story. Buy this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2000

    Tiger Cruise

    Not only does this book identify the site in the Atlantic where cracks could cause tsunamis, but it describes in alarming detail the deadly antrhax strain the Russians developed. I would describe this book as astonishing, almost prophetic. An exciting story that could come true. The author has accomplished what few fiction writers do; created a story that grabs you and doesn't let go. A story that isn't too far from the truth. I recommend this book to every military enthusiaist and perhaps the 'experts' in our government who are looking for a solution when events like this occur. And, they will. Do yourself a favor and buy this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2000

    Tiger Cruise

    What a great book. I could not put it down. It is very well researched and suspenseful. It makes you wonder what would I do and how would I react if I were placed in that situation on the sub. I can't wait to see it on the big screen. Hollywood will make a big mistake if they don't make a movie of this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2000

    Couldn't put this one down!

    This book has a plot that held my attention from the moment I cracked the book! The premise for the book is terrific, and the tension mounts with each page. The author uses descriptive language and realistic dialogue to make the reader truly feel as if he/she is taking part in a tiger cruise. Great read! PS - the crab feast at the beginning of the book made my mouth water!

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