Twenty years ago, the KGB planted an agent in the American Navy. Today, he is the commander of an American nuclear attack submarine!
Wayne Newell is all navy, all American, all traitor. A graduate of the Soviet "charm school", Newell is captain of the nuclear attack submarine USS Pasadena, now patrolling beneath the Pacific. He's convinced his crew that the world is at war - and that the Russians have a deadly masking device that makes Soviet submarines sound exactly like the most crucial ships in the American fleet: the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines known as Boomers. The subs that the Pasadena detects may sound American - but they're the enemy and must be destroyed. The deception has begun....
In a world of darkness, super-sensitive listening devices and nerve-wracking tension, Newell's crew is being driven to the breaking point: cut off from communications and forced to destroy "enemy" subs in a war they can't confirm. And while the US Pacific Command scrambles to find out who is attacking their fleet, two American submarines must go to war - against an aggressor who knows their every move, and is rapidly destroying America's sea-based strategic nuclear defense.
"Technically brilliant...plus the added bonus of strong characters and an intelligent plot." (Nelson DeMille, author of the John Corey series)
"Taylor rachets the suspense well past the breaking point...Boomer is a hell of a fine sea story!" (Stephen Coonts, author of the Tommy Carmellini series)
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Deep sea warfare
- Shoshana Hathaway
Intense 3 Way Cat and Mouse
Yes. The book is unique, suspenseful, and thought provoking.
When Wayne Newell's EO figures out what is really happening.
This is my first listen.
When the Pasadena and Manchester met their fate.
This is a very complex Thriller. It develops into a 3 way cat and mouse between the traitor's Wayne Newel's submarine the Pasadena, the protector submarine The Manchester commanded by Ben Steele and the target boomer submarine The Florida commanded by Buck Nelson.This is a classic Greek tragedy set in modern times,
Viewed from the American perspective Wayne Newel is a traitor, however he is a Soviet sleeper agent, trained in boyhood in the Soviet charm school and then implanted in the USA taking the identity of a deceased only child orphan.
A long term plan finally aligns up and comes to maturity. Wayne Newell is now the commander of an American attack sub. He has an American family right down to family dog. He is now in position to be awakened. The communication equipment on his sub is altered to receive messages from a soviet spy ship which appears to be messages from sub-com. Wayne Newell convinces his crew that America is at war and that the Soviets have a masking device which imitates American boomer submarines, and he then begins to take out American boomers convincing his crew that they are taking out Soviet subs..
The Us navy sees something is amiss and sends out Ben Steel and his attack sub the Manchester to protect the Boomer sub Florida commanded by Buck Nelson.
There are flash backs with the characters as well as reminiscences which can be confusing at times, but which also serves to let the listener/reader know the character's make up, values, past life and personality.
Overall this is an excellent book which would make great movie. The theme is classic. The suspense is intense. And there is a heaping service of Biblical justice.
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