Firing Point

Firing Point

by George Wallace, Don Keith

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Overview

NOW THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE HUNTER KILLER—STARRING GERARD BUTLER AND GARY OLDMAN

A submarine captain races to prevent World War III in this thrilling adventure.


Below the polar ice cap, an American nuclear submarine moves quietly in the freezing water, tailing a new Russian sub. But the usual, unspoken game of hide-and-seek between opposing captains is ended when the Americans hear sounds of disaster and flooding, and the Russian sub sinks in a thousand feet of water. The American sub rushes to help, only to join its former quarry in the deep.

The situation ignites tensions around the world. As both Washington and Moscow prepare for what may be the beginnings of World War III, the USS Toledo—led by young, untested Captain Joe Glass—heads to the location to give aid. He soon discovers that the incident was no accident. And the men behind it have yet to make their final move. A move only Glass can stop.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451237392
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/03/2012
Pages: 704
Sales rank: 153,835
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

George Wallace, Cdr. USN Ret., commanded the Los Angeles-class nuclear attack submarine USS Houston. During his tour of duty he worked extensively with the SEAL community developing SEAL/submarine tactics. Under Wallace's command the Houston was awarded the CIA Meritorious Unit Citation.

Don Keith
is the critically-acclaimed, award-winning author of more than thirty fiction and nonfiction books, including the national bestselling thriller Firing Point, soon to be the major motion picture Hunter Killer—starring Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman. In addition to writing, he sponsors the UNTOLD MILLIONS Project, an effort to encourage the capture and publication of eyewitness accounts of major historical events such as the Great Depression, World War II and other wars, the space program, the Civil Rights struggle, and more.

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Firing Point 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Several late nights went into this one! The dual storylines were both interesting, although I definitely the submarine part. Can't wait to see the movie!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing like the movie. Book dragged a little, but was good overall
ChiefRW More than 1 year ago
As a retired submariner I found this book extremely well done. The multiple story lines were all interesting and flowed well with the overall plot. The descriptions of the actions onboard the submarines were very accurate and to the point but not disclosing classified information and kept the reader wanting more. Characters were believable most of the time, there was a little reaching but did not take away from the story. I hope to see more from these authors!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best read ever !!! Nowhere, will you find a book with more twist, and suspense !!! A must read for any submarine fan ! TAKE MY WORD FOR IT! * I'M A FORMER SUBMARINER *
LAmber More than 1 year ago
Well Anonymous is flat wrong and apparently didn't read the author blurb or he would realize that the author is a retired nuclear submarine captain. (I've read both his books and the information was on the back of the first one.) I would assume that experience would be enough to "take the time to find out". This is not my normal genre, but I really enjoyed reading this book. I found the detail and accuracy refreshing (military brat myself and numerous friends in active service). I've read a few "action/spy" novels that have had me falling over laughing at the portrayals of military life and the capabilities of the human body. They read more like adolescent male fantasies instead of gritty realistic action. I thought Final Bearing was a good first effort from a new author, Firing Point was even better, and can't wait to see another title.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
R u going to help me or do i have to figure it out on my own?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm gettig tired and pi**ed
leeondeck More than 1 year ago
Bravo Zulu, for anothe GREAT book. Could not put it down. Move over Tom Clansey, the new dynamic duo are in town. This book holds your interest from page one. You find yourself living the experiences with the characters. Hoping some get their comeupance, and some survive. I was lucky to get the preordered copy from my local B&N and could not stop until the end. Had to know what was happening next, and how it ends. Thank God for bubble-heads and SEALS.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is dumb beyond belief. It is less than a kids comic book. Inaccurate, silly story line, absolutely no clue about life on a Nuclear Sub and worse, never did take the time to find out. Save your money, this book is an ill conceived worthless piece of horse puckey. Whoever submitted the one review MUST work for the author.