From the author of The Hunt for Red October comes a compelling new exploration of submarine warfare developed alongside his new interactive CD-ROM combat game -- Tom Clancy's SSN. America is at war. China has invaded the oil-rich Spratly Islands. The American response has been swift -- and deadly. And the Third World War has begun! Captain ...
From the author of The Hunt for Red October comes a compelling new exploration of submarine warfare developed alongside his new interactive CD-ROM combat game -- Tom Clancy's SSN. America is at war. China has invaded the oil-rich Spratly Islands. The American response has been swift -- and deadly. And the Third World War has begun! Captain Bartholomew Mackey is the skipper of the USS Cheyenne, a nuclear submarine dispatched to the Spratlys to protect a carrier group. But in a few moments, the Cheyenne's mission -- and the world -- have changed, as a tense situation has exploded into a full-scale war of nightmarish proportions. Tom Clancy presents fifteen thrilling scenarios -- fact-based mission profiles for Captain Mackey and the Cheyenne -- stirring plots and characters, perfectly accurate details, and the chilling knowledge that it really could happen!
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I read a lot of naval warfare, fiction and non-fiction. I was disappointed with this book. It's the first Tom Clancy book I read and found that while it is technically accurate to the extreme, I felt he did not develop the characters at all. The only crew member mentioned by name is the captain, all others are just described by their rank, i.e. the executive officer. You learn absolutely nothing about the characters so you feel very little for them. It is also very one-sided in the battles. The American torpedoes are never fooled by the Chinese countermeasures, whereas the Chinese torpedoes are always fooled by the American countermeasures. It is readable but not as enjoyable as any book by Patrick Robinson or Joe Buff. Sorry, Tom
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