U S S Seawolf - Arnold Morgan, Bk 4 Author:Patrick Robinson Armed with stolen U.S. military technology, the Chinese are producing a frightening new breed of weaponry,led by the ICBM submarine Xia III -- a vessel that just might be able to launch a nuclear warhead across the Pacific Ocean and take out an American West Coast city. — National Security Adviser Admiral Arnold Morgan can't let that happen, ... more »and he dispatches the most stealthy hunter-killer submarine in the U.S. fleet, the 9,000-ton ultrasecret Seawolf, deep into the dark, forbidden waters of the South China Sea. But then the unthinkable happens: Seawolf, collides with a Chinese destroyer and falls into enemy hands. A team of cunning Navy SEALs -- the biggest Special Forces assault group assembled since Vietnam -- is sent in to free the captive Seawolf, crew and bring them home. The American Eagle confronts the Chinese Dragon with the balance of world power on the line. Failure is not an option.« less
I believe this is the last story in the Silent Service series. A great story that will keep you turning the pages.
America's newest, fastest, quietist and most technologically advanced nuclular Submarine is disabled and then captured by the Red Chineese and towed into a port in China. The US must do something and they do or actually the Seals do. I really enjoyed this story.
Of all of his books, this one I felt most focused on the characters as opposed to the big stakes. In many ways it is also the most downbeat. That said, it contains all the elements that I have come to expect from this author, an informed view of modern navel operations, tight pacing, and surprising reversals.