# Torpedo: A Surface Warfare Thriller

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An accident at a German nuclear plant, an illegal arms deal, and a biological warfare attack on the British Embassy in Washington, DC, combine to ignite an international crisis that threatens to draw Western Europe, the Middle East, and the United States into all-out war. To prevent it, a handful of U.S. Navy destroyers and frigates must track down and destroy a wolfpack of state-of-the-art submarines. The enemy is a NATO Ally: trained in U.S. naval warfare tactics, skilled in deception, and thoroughly lethal. ...
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### Overview

An accident at a German nuclear plant, an illegal arms deal, and a biological warfare attack on the British Embassy in Washington, DC, combine to ignite an international crisis that threatens to draw Western Europe, the Middle East, and the United States into all-out war. To prevent it, a handful of U.S. Navy destroyers and frigates must track down and destroy a wolfpack of state-of-the-art submarines. The enemy is a NATO Ally: trained in U.S. naval warfare tactics, skilled in deception, and thoroughly lethal. Out-gunned, out-maneuvered, and out-thought, the crews of the U.S. Navy ships discover that the only way to survive is to change the rules.
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### Product Details

• ISBN-13: 9780786147656
• Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
• Publication date: 8/28/2006
• Format: Cassette
• Edition description: Unabridged
• Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 2.40 (d)

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• Posted February 25, 2009

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#### WOW..what a read!

What an OUTSTANDING read! I've been reading techno-thrillers for years, and this one now ranks #1 on my list for sheer action, drama, and "grab you by the throat" tension. I've been priviledged enough to take a "Tiger Cruise" on a Aegis Class Guided Missile Cruiser (USS Monterey -- CG61), so to read about the weapons systems I saw demonstrated on that cruise brings back lots of great memories. From the SPY Radar to the CIWS swatting incoming missiles out of the sky; from the "we're going to roll over" turns to the 5 inch deck guns pounding shore batteries, this book brought back fond memories of my cruise. If you like Dale Brown, Patrick Robinson, and Michael DiMercurio, you'll love Jeff Edwards' "Torpedo".

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

• Anonymous

Posted August 31, 2004

#### Where has this guy been hiding?

I bought this book on the advice of a friend, because I¿ve frankly never heard of the author. My buddy should have warned me to strap in, because this book moves at flank speed. The scenario is plausible enough to have me checking the headlines, and the writing is crisp, detailed, and powerful. There¿s no Hollywood style hero to be found here; no Jack Ryan; no miracle-working Jonesy, and no character that John Wayne would have stood in line to play. Just a crew of hardworking sailors with ordinary abilities, pooling their skills and knowledge to do the nearly impossible. This is the first book I¿ve seen in years that made think that the author really knows the Navy. It renewed my appreciation of the service members who protect America, and reminded me that there really are bad guys out there. The technical details are first rate. The plot is sharp, utterly believable, and more than a little frightening.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

• Anonymous

Posted September 2, 2004

#### Torpedo is funny, scary, intense, and just unputdownable.

Recent entries in this genre have been so lame that I thought the field was dead. Imagine my surprise when I find that naval thrillers can still dish out the adrenaline. This book is billed as a Surface Warfare Thriller. It is that, but it¿s a lot more. It¿s a return to basic principles. It¿s got the fire of Clancy¿s early books, with none of the Hollywood hoke. On a separate note, it¿s nice to discover an author who can write about women as technical experts, women as diplomats, and women as warriors, without turning the book into a soap opera. Forget Commander Amanda Garret, who apparently can¿t manage to command a warship without going all googly-eyed over the first hunky pilot who swaggers her way. Here comes Chief Petty Officer Theresa McPherson: submarine hunter, tactician, and professional Sailor. Fortyish and tough as iron, she doesn¿t have to check her makeup before she goes into battle. I give this book 4 stars, because no book is perfect. This one does come pretty close...

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

• Posted August 22, 2014

#### I enjoyed this book and the others in the series. They are thril

I enjoyed this book and the others in the series. They are thrilling stories of heroism.

• Anonymous

Posted August 17, 2013

#### Must Read!! Fantastic Book!!

I love military thrillers and this book doesn't disappoint... It's one of the very best books I've read... The two other books in the series are just a well written and edge of seat nail biters.... You can't put the book down!!

• Anonymous

Posted August 5, 2013

#### Please post warriors stories

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• Posted July 23, 2013

#### A book that engulfed me.

Jeff Edwards is a newly discovered author for me, but he quickly won me over. I am a dedicated Clive Cussler officionado, so when Dirk was reading a Jeff Edwards book I was, naturally, intrigued. I really enjoy the truthfulness, technical veracity and complexity of his books. The characters are life-size and attractive and the plot is engaging to a point where I race to the end of the book in a daze. This book is also very well put together, with the different plot lines converging in a breathtaking culmination that is both predictable but stunning. It is fast paced, credible, believable, and thoroughly enjoyable.

• Anonymous

Posted July 22, 2013

#### Midnightheart

I &hearts erin hunter!!!

• Anonymous

Posted July 15, 2012

#### The best book I have read \in a long time.

I will be a Jeff Edwards fan for a long long time. The day I finished this book, I bought another ( the first I have ever done that ). I am a HUGE espinoge good guy/bad guy fan. I have read ALL of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, Dale Brown, and Robert Ludlum novels. This one took me by suprise. It started quick and ended fast. What I liked the most was that the good guys didnt win with every chapter. Plus, the terminology was written for non-military people. I understood eveything, believed all the characters and waited for there decisions...I am 200 pages deep in his second book and cant wait for his third. Great Book!

• Posted June 18, 2012

#### I gave this book a try because i figured what the heck for .99 .

I gave this book a try because i figured what the heck for .99 . I REALLY enjoyed this book. The book was fast paced and kept my attention even when shifting from location to location. The mix of military and political suspense pulled me into the world of naval warfare in what would be todays theater of operations. I will be looking for more from Jeff Edwards.

• Posted June 5, 2012

#### Great read>>>>> Jeff Edwards is on my list....

Great read&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Jeff Edwards is on my list....

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

• Anonymous

Posted June 1, 2012

#### Great military techno thriller

Having worked on developing various ship systems for the past few years, I loved the description of the ship's combat systems.

• Anonymous

Posted May 4, 2012

#### Very well done. Looking forward to his next one.

Fast moving and suspenceful.

• Anonymous

Posted March 17, 2012

As good as Clancy but easier character plots

• Anonymous

Posted March 9, 2012

A Tom Clancy techno type book. Could use a little more character development.

• Anonymous

Posted February 16, 2012

#### Anonymous

This book started out good, but about 600 pages later I jumped to the last chapter. I feel this book could have been written in 400 pages. Towards the last it got boring, too much drama, too many boats, too much carnage, especially on the U. S. side. Didn' t like it, too long over 900 pages!

• Posted January 12, 2009

#### An Incredible Read

Torpedo is a very intriguing read; it displays much work and effort that was put into the novel, the book does not fail to impress, it has you leaning forward, anticipating the next event, and is a very fast paced incredible piece of mastery. Within the book Edwards gives us many short yet detailed tidbits of information on the Torpedo¿s history that kind of just adds to our experience of his book and just makes it even better, truly it is amazing. Jeff Edwards uses many literary devices in his book, example is "The bill of his USS Towers ball cap drooped across his forehead like some dead - but still soggy sea creature" this simile adds to chapter 9 so much because it shows how extremely hot it really is in the Northern Arabian Gulf, plus it is slightly humorous showing that Jeff can add a little humor to the book.<BR/><BR/>Torpedo was given a five - star rating and I truly believe it really deserved it, it is a very magical creation on the part of Jeff Edwards, it is very impressive and does not fail to captivate. Scanning through the reviews for the book, I found other people who also share my view; I also found that the first review was quite helpful and well-written.

• Anonymous

Posted March 24, 2007

#### Hooked on Edwards Worked for me!

Perfectly melding unexpected thrills with plausible - albeit worrisome - scenarios and accurate historical underpinnings, Torpedo grips hard and shakes one to their core. Mr. Edwards' masterpiece continuously stimulates our mental imagery while thoroughly familiarizing the novice with naval warfare. Suspense buffs will appreciate the book's unpredictability and history aficionados its' background. A fictional storyline set around very real countries begs the question, 'Who can we trust?'. Torpedo delivers on so many levels and shines as a sobering reminder of how, when pursued relentlessly toward attaining a goal, one man's invention can change the course of the world, for good, or evil.

• Anonymous

Posted October 16, 2006

#### Move over Clancy, here comes Jeff Edwards!

Jeff Edwards couples his years of military experience with a gift for storytelling and spins a magnificent tale that any techno- or military-thriller fan will enjoy. He does a truly wonderful job of making the reader feel that he is right there on the bridge or in the wardroom during difficult decisions, and as far as the action, it never stops! I also really enjoyed how he weaves a bit of educational material on torpedo development throughout the book, educating as well as entertaining the reader. This one goes on my shelf next to Tom Clancy and Dale Brown. Jeff Edwards earned it.

• Anonymous

Posted September 24, 2005