The USS Woodbridge, a nuclear attack submarine, is not on a three hour tour. Instead, it takes a bunch of civilians (family and friends of Navy personnel) on a two-day cruise. Unfortunately, while they're gone, an earthquake hits the East Coast.
Iraqi leaders see this natural disaster as an opportunity for destruction, and so they send a sub filled with anthrax to the U.S. The people on the Woodbridge, who I remind you are mostly civilians, must deal with this threat.
Interspersed between the actual narrative are charts of interest to the story. Get the background on the USS Woodbridge, a guest list for the Tiger Cruise, a schedule of events and fictional news releases.
Well-researched, "The Tiger Cruise" was not only believable but full of twists and turns. It was also a fast-paced and thrilling ride, filled with interesting characters and a telling story. Fans of Tom Clancy's "Hunt for Red October," will love this new book by Richard Thompson.
Midwest Book Review
Original, totally engaging, uncomfortably plausible.
The "tiger cruise" is a navy tradition where family and friends are invited aboard a naval vessel to gain first-hand experience at sea. The USS Woodbridge is a Los Angeles Class nuclear attack submarine out of Norfolk, Virginia on a routine two-day Tiger Cruise with 14 civilians aboard when there is a massive earthquake in the mid-Atlantic causing large title waves called "tsunamis" to strike the Eastern coastal regions of the United States. Iraq immediately deploys a mini-nuclear-submarine loaded with lethal Anthrax toward America. The U.S. Navy is crippled by the tidal waves and only the USS Woodbridge, itself a damaged submarine manned by a reduced crew and 14 family members, can stop the Iraqi invaders from unleashing their lethal attack on the stricken American landscape. The Tiger Cruise is an original, totally engaging, and uncomfortably plausible action/adventure yarn.