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This is a new author for me. I understand it is his first book. The book is an exciting techno-thriller. Our protagonist is Cmdr. Michael Pacino who is the captain of the attack sub Devilfish. Michael’s father was also a sub captain. As he leaves on his new assignment, Michael finds out that the Admiral aboard the new Russian submarine he is to track sank his father’s sub twenty years ago.
The new Russian super-submarine, the Kaliningrad, is superior to the U.S. submarines. Admiral Alexei Novskoyy plans a nuclear strike on the United States. He has gone rouge. Apparently, the Russians have a mole high up in the Pentagon. The suspense is palatable as the two submarines play hide and seek under the polar ice while Russian submarines line up along the United States eastern shores to launch nuclear missiles.
The book is well written with lots of action and suspense. The plot twists and turns. The characters are interesting and realistic. Apparently, the author was a former submarine officer and drawing on the experiences, DiMercurio makes the life and action on the submarine extremely realistic. I am definitely looking forward to reading more books by this author.
The book is just over twelve hours long. Gene Engene does an average job narrating the book. I first enjoyed Engene when he was the narrator for the Beaumont books by J. A. Jance. I think that Engene has the perfect voice for westerns. This is my first experience with him reading a submarine book. He does an average job with this book. This experience only re-enforces my view that he is superb as a western narrator.
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1st thing that explodes in this book is the HORRIBLE ATTEMPT of the narrator to identify each character with a voice that a mother couldn't even love!!! OMG did they not hear this guy before putting the book on audible??? The narrator has a good voice while he isn't in character but you must plug your ears when he is!!! I really don't think I'll be able to stomach the rest of the book!!! He will kill the sale of this book.
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