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It's as big as the Empire State Building, a massive floating fortress at the heart of a U.S. Navy Carrier Battle Group. It's a Nimitz-class nuclear carrier, the most powerful weapons system on the planet; nothing can touch it. So when the first stunned messages say that the Thomas Jefferson has disappeared, the Navy reacts with disbelief. But the truth becomes inescapable: a Nimitz-class carrier has been claimed by nuclear catastrophe. No other explanation is possible. But, as Navy maverick Bill Baldridge begins to investigate the disaster that claimed his idolized brother's life, another chilling alternative begins to emerge: a rogue submarine. Suddenly it's up to Baldridge to track down this shadowy nuclear terrorist, who still has another nuclear-tipped torpedo in his arsenal. Read by TV and film actor Jay O. Sanders, this taut thriller will keep you guessing. Today, Nimitz Class is a novel. Tomorrow it might be the news.
©1997 Patrick Robinson; (P)1997 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., All Rights Reserved, Harper Audio, A Division of HarperCollins Publishers
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Critic Reviews

"An absolutely marvelous thriller, one of the best things of its kind I have read in years. I don't need to urge people to read it, because they will do so by the millions." (Jack Higgins)
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By Amazon customer on 11-13-17

Abridgment much too short

Jay O. Sanders does his usual fine performance of this audiobook; however I cannot recommend this audiobook for purchase because the story has been butchered to the point of being unintelligible. The printed book is 528 pages long and that length novel has been abridged down into a 3 hour and 2 minute travesty. Cutting away roughly 80% of the book during the abridgment process doesn’t even leave a bare outline of a story. It just leaves a confusing mess. Don’t waste your time or money.

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By Santa1954 on 07-02-17

What a great book.

I have listened to this book several times. It is still a great book! I think it would be an even better listen book if it was unabridged.

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