Terminal Runby Michael DiMercurio
The Snarc’s first casualty: the nuclear sub carrying the son of former admiral Michael Pacino. The only man who can match wits
One ship could revolutionize submarine warfare as we know it: the USS Snarc. A robotic combat sub carrying no crew, the Snarc has proven unbeatable in sea trials. And now it has fallen into the hands of an unseen enemy.
The Snarc’s first casualty: the nuclear sub carrying the son of former admiral Michael Pacino. The only man who can match wits with the Snarc, Pacino reenters the game in a high-tech underwater battle unlike any that’s been fought before, one that could engulf the world in war—and bring him face-to-face with his nemesis.
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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!
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.
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!
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¿