From Library Journal
Campbell, electrical engineer and former naval officer, presents readers with yet another candidate for inclusion in the technothriller genre pioneered by Tom Clancy's The Hunt for Red October ( LJ 10/15/84). The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Truman is attacked by North Koreans using chemical weapons in an attempt to board and capture an American warship. Lieutenant Paul Simmons, an engineering officer on board the Truman , escapes the effects of the chemical attack and leads his small engineering crew in an attempt to prevent the ship's capture. Campbell's own experience lends realism and excitement to the novel. There is excellent technical detail and an eye for the personal dimension of modern naval warfare. Readers will welcome this latest addition to the technothriller fraternity and eagerly await a successor. Highly recommended for public libraries.
- Harold N. Boyer, Marple P.L., Broomall, Pa.
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