The Trident Deception

The Trident Deception

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"The USS Kentucky--a Trident ballistic missile submarine carrying a full complement of 192 nuclear warheads--is about to go on a routine cruise. Not long after it reaches the open sea, however, the Kentucky receives a launch order. After receiving that launch order, it is cut off from all counter-orders and disappears into the Pacific while it makes the eight-day transit to the launch site. What the Kentucky's crew doesn't know is that those launch orders haven't actually come from the U.S. government. Rogue elements within the Mossad have learned that Iran has developed its first nuclear weapon and, in ten days, will detonate it--and the target is Israel. The suspected weapon complex is too far underground for conventional weapons to harm it, and the only choice is a pre-emptive nuclear strike. With limited time, this rogue group initiates a long-planned operation called the Trident Deception. They'll transmit false orders and use a U.S. nuclear submarine to launch the attack. With only 8 days before the Kentucky is in launch range and with the submarine cut off from any outside communication, one senior officer, the father of one of the officers aboard the submarine, must assemble and lead a team of attack submarines to find, intercept and neutralize the Kentucky before it can unknowingly unleash a devastating nuclear attack"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
Edition: First Edition.
ISBN: 9781250061270
9781250039019
Characteristics: x, 387 pages ; 25 cm

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SEBoiko
Jul 01, 2014

However, submarine warfare was usually a duel to the death.

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SEBoiko
Jul 01, 2014

In God We Trust -- All Others We Track!

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SEBoiko
Jul 01, 2014

The single most important rule for submariners was to make the number of surfaces equal to the number of Dives.

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Jul 01, 2014

Don't be too cocky.

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AlmadenAFS
Nov 07, 2017

Rick Campbell the reincarnate of Tom Clancy? This book is worthy of being called a Clancy. Hunt For Red October both submarine books. The last hundred pages....can't help but read fast and experience the emotions of two submarine crews. Nuclear war?

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mbeversman
Apr 18, 2016

I picked this book off the 'New Releases' shelf and really enjoyed it. I found it very suspenseful and will be reading the other novels by Rick Campbell.

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