A great Jake Grafton read. If your a fan, you`ll love this book.
solid book, good submarine battles and much more.
This book was great. It was a sit-down-you're-going-on-a-thrill-ride! Wow! The plot kept moving, and it was definitely a great story. Stephen Coonts is a great author, and this is another one of his great books.
Steven Coonts' books are detailed enough to enjoy listening to without being so detailed you get lost. I listened to this during my commute and am glad that I stuck with it through the slow middle part. If you are familiar with the characters, it's always fun to hear how the reader/performer voices them. I highly recommend this to anyone with many hours on their hands.
awesome book...very captivating and hard to put down
First, NASA's SuperAegis satellite vanishes. Then the USS America, the world's most technically advanced nuclear submarine, is pirated on its maiden voyage by terrorists. Jake Grafton saves the day again!
Great book that keeps you interrested.
Another great Jake Grafton novel. Coonts definetly knows how to tell a story.
Gripping story that is typical Jake Grafton fare.
I really enjoyed this book.
I enjoy all of this series of books.
From back cover: "Dispatched on a trial run, NASA's SuperAegis satellite has been created as the foundation of an international antimissile defense system. But moments after dispatch, it vanishes. Rear Admiral Jake Grafton fears something worse than a grave malfunction - he suspects sabotage..."
From Publishers Weekly:
What could possibly go wrong if Congress manages to approve the ICBM missile defense shield being pushed by the White House? This master of the techno-thriller spins a bone-chilling worst-case scenario involving international spies, military heroics, conniving politicians, devious agencies, a hijacked nuclear sub, lethal computer hackers, currency speculators, maniac moguls and greedy mercenaries that rivals Clancy for fiction-as-realism and Cussler for spirited action. Rear Adm. Jake Grafton is shocked, as are his fellow Russian and European observers, when a satellite for the SuperAegis missile shield goes out of launch mode and is lost in seconds. Moments later, the state-of-the-art nuclear submarine America is hijacked on her maiden voyage. The sub is armed with Tomahawk missiles with "Flashlight" warheads capable of frying all unprotected electronics within miles of detonation, crippling target cities. Jake suspects Janos Ilin and his Russian bosses, and forms a shaky "alliance" to test Ilin while digging for info. Meanwhile, Tommy Carmellini, a convicted felon with a talent for burglary that got him "recruited" by the CIA, tumbles onto a dastardly agency plot and secretly cues Jake. When American Tomahawks launched on Washington paralyze the city the whole East Coast lapses into chaos, the dollar plunges, and Jake's team, led by streetsmart black marine Gen. "Flap" LeBeau, goes into overdrive. Perennial bestseller Coonts (Hong Kong; Flight of the Intruder) never lets up with heart-racing jet/missile combat, suspenseful submarine maneuvers and doomsday scenarios that feel only too real, providing real food for thought in his dramatization of the missile-shield debate.
Husband said it was great
From back of book: OUR FIRST WARNINGDispatched on a trial run, NASAs SuperAegis satellite has been created as the foundation of an international antimissile defense system. But moments after dispatch, it vanishes. Rear Admiral Jake Grafton fears something worse than a grave malfunction he suspects sabotage OUR WORST NIGHTMARE The USS America the worlds most technically advanced nuclear submarine is launched on its maiden voyage. Then shortly after steaming out of harbor, the unthinkable happens. Pirated by terrorists, America disappears beneath the roiling waves of the Atlantic, its Tomahawk warheads aimed directly at the United States OUR LAST HOPE An ingeniously calculated war has been waged but the rogue enemy is far more insidious than Jake Grafton ever imagined. His mission: ferret out the core group responsible, overtake the stealth sub, and destroy it. But time is running out, and the race is on for Grafton to blow the covert operation out of the water before an entire nation is brought to its knees.