is a naval author. He lives in Dutchess County, New York, with his wife. He has 5 siblings, who are involved in the medical field.
Buff's stories take place in the years 2011-2012. In his novels, Boer reactionaries seize control of the government of South Africa. The UN places economic sanctions on South Africa. In response, South Africa begins to sink merchant shipping belonging to the United Kingdom and the United States. NATO immediately mobilizes and a large convoy sets sail towards South Africa with only Germany holding out due to "social unrest".
Half-way to South Africa, there is a revolt in Germany. The Hohenzollern family is crowned as Kaiser, but the Kaiser is nothing more than a figurehead. The German government declares their support for South Africa and both nations form the Boer-Berlin Axis.
In a pre-planned move, Germany and South Africa use tactical nuclear warheads to destroy the NATO convoy, Warsaw, and Tripoli. These moves force the Continental Europe to surrender out of fear of being in a nuclear war. Most of the world stays neutral out of fear or greed or both. Cash-strapped Russia is selling the Boer-Berlin Axis weapons and intelligence. On the side of the allies, only America, the UK, Mexico, Ireland, Chile, Venezuela, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Costa Rica, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and several unnamed Africa nations are still fighting. Tactical nuclear warheads are now the weapon of choice with a gentleman's agreement not to hit any civilians. The story then starts with Deep Sound Channel
on the high-tech ceramic hulled submarine the U.S.S. Challenger outside of Diego Garcia.
His novels are:
- Deep Sound Channel, 2000
- Thunder in the Deep, 2001
- Crush Depth, 2002
- Tidal Rip, 2003
- Straits of Power, 2004
- Seas of Crisis, 2005