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David Poyer is an American author and retired naval officer. He was born in DuBois, Pennsylvania in 1949.

Poyer graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1971. He wrote as an active duty naval officer and a naval reserve captain, his service included duty in the Atlantic, Arctic, Pacific, Caribbean, and Persian Gulf area, until his retirement from the navy in July 2001.

Poyer began writing in 1976 and up until 2008 has published almost 30 novels, some of which are required reading at Annapolis David Poyer, and he is called "the most popular living author of American sea fiction" Simon & Schuster: David Poyer. Poyer is said to write in the style of Joseph Conrad and Herman Wouk.

Although best known for his naval fiction, in the 1980s, Poyer also wrote alternative history, and science fiction under the pseudonym David Andreissen. He has also published short fiction and nonfiction in numerous magazines.

Poyer's most popular novels, set in the present day, follow on the career of U.S. Navy officer Dan Lenson, a thoughtful surface line officer whose ethical questioning sometimes conflicts with his duty. Another, more slanted to the adventure genre, features an ex-Coast Guard commercial diver, Lyle "Tiller" Galloway. Both series have been published by St. Martin's Press. A series about the US Navy during the American Civil War is also published by Simon & Schuster. According to Poyer, much of his work draws upon on his own experiences in military service and as a cruising sailor and sport diver.

Poyer also published a series of books set in a fictional Hemlock County. They explore the history and folklore of north-western Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania oil industry that was the original basis for American industrial power. The best of these is "Thunder on the Mountain," set in the Great Depression period. These were critically praised but did not prove as popular as his sea fiction.

Poyer currently teaches in the Wilkes University MA/MFA low-residency program in Creative Writing at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He lives with novelist Lenore Hart and their daughter on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

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Total Books: 90
Hunter Killer The War with China The Battle for the Central Pacific
2017 - Hunter Killer the War with China the Battle for the Central Pacific [Dan Lenson Novels] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781250097958
ISBN-10: 1250097959
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Wednesdays With Frank A Panegyric
2017 - Wednesdays with Frank a Panegyric (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781935083511
ISBN-10: 1935083511
Genre: Reference
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Onslaught The War with China--the Opening Battle
2016 - Onslaught the War with China--the Opening Battle [Dan Lenson Novels] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781250056313
ISBN-10: 1250056314
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Tipping Point The War with China - The First Salvo
2016 - Tipping Point the War with China - the First Salvo [Dan Lenson Novels] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781250123268
ISBN-10: 1250123267
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Tipping Point A Novel
2015 - Tipping Point a Novel [Dan Lenson Novels] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781250054432
ISBN-10: 1250054435
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Cruiser
2015 - The Cruiser [Dan Lenson] (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781628994612
ISBN-10: 1628994614
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Cruiser A Dan Lenson Novel
2013 - The Cruiser a Dan Lenson Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781250020581
ISBN-10: 1250020581
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Whiteness of the Whale
2013 - The Whiteness of the Whale (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781611738346
ISBN-10: 1611738342
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Whiteness of the Whale A Novel
2013 - The Whiteness of the Whale a Novel (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781250020567
ISBN-10: 1250020565
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 2

Happier Than This Day And Time An Oral History of the Outer Banks of North Carolina
The Towers
2012 - The Towers [Dan Lenson, Bk 13] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781250011831
ISBN-10: 1250011833
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

The Towers A Dan Lenson Novel of 9/11
2011 - The Towers a Dan Lenson Novel of 9/11 (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312613013
ISBN-10: 0312613016
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Ghosting
2011 - Ghosting (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312549282
ISBN-10: 0312549288
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.3/5 Stars.
 2

Ghosting A Novel
2010 - Ghosting a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312613020
ISBN-10: 0312613024
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.
 1

The Crisis
2010 - The Crisis [Dan Lenson Novels] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312532482
ISBN-10: 0312532482
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

The Weapon
2009 - The Weapon [Dan Lenson, Bk 11] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312365271
ISBN-10: 0312365276
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 6

The Crisis A Dan Lenson Novel
2009 - The Crisis a Dan Lenson Novel [Dan Lenson Novels] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312544393
ISBN-10: 0312544391
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Korea Strait
2008 - Korea Strait [Dan Lenson Novels] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312384128
ISBN-10: 0312384122
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 6

The Weapon
2008 - The Weapon [Dan Lenson, Bk 11] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312374938
ISBN-10: 0312374933
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Korea Strait
2007 - Korea Strait [Dan Lenson, Bk 10] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312360498
ISBN-10: 0312360495
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Korea Strait A Novel
2007 - Korea Strait a Novel [Dan Lenson Novels] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781250051226
ISBN-10: 1250051223
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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2007 - The Threat [Dan Lenson, Bk 9] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2005 - The Command [Dan Lenson, Bk 8] (Paperback)Hardcover
2005 - A Country of Our Own [Civil War at Sea, Bk 2] (Paperback)Hardcover
 
2003 - A Country of Our Own a Novel of the Civil War at Sea [Thorndike Press Large Print Adventure Series,] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2003 - Black Storm [Dan Lenson, Bk 7] (Paperback)Hardcover
2001 - Fire on the Waters a Novel of the Civil War at Sea [Thorndike Large Print Adventure Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2001 - China Sea [Dan Lenson, Bk 6] (Paperback)Hardcover
2000 - Tomahawk [A Dan Lenson Novel] (Paperback)Hardcover
2000 - Thunder on the Mountain a Novel of 1936 [Chivers Sound Library American Collections Audio] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
1998 - Down to a Sunless Sea [Tiller Galloway, Bk 4] (Paperback)Hardcover
1997 - As the Wolf Loves Winter [Hemlock County] (Paperback)Hardcover
1997 - The Passage [Dan Lenson, Bk 4] (Paperback)Hardcover
1996 - As the Wolf Loves Winter [Hemlock County, Bk 3] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1996 - Louisiana Blue [The Tiller Galloway series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1994 - Winter in the Heart [Hemlock County, Bk 2] (Paperback)Hardcover
1993 - The Circle [Dan Lenson, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1993 - Winter in the Heart [Hemlock County, Bk 2] (Hardcover)Paperback
1993 - The Med [Dan Lenson, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1992 - Bahamas Blue [Tiller Galloway, Bk 2] (Paperback)Hardcover
1992 - Hatteras Blue [Tiller Galloway, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1991 - The Gulf [Dan Lenson, Bk 2] (Paperback)Hardcover
1991 - The Med [Dan Lenson, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1990 - The Gulf [Dan Lenson Novels] (Hardcover)Paperback