As the U.S. Navy searches for weapons-grade plutonium that has been smuggled by terrorists out of Russia, a submarine mishap in the Black Sea brings the United States and Russia to the brink of nuclear war. It is a race against the clock, with Russian missiles activated and programmed for American cities.
©2008 Don Brown (P)2009 Zondervan
Burning it and starting over after either serving on subs or researching them.
All of them
I could only make it through about 20 mins of this before I deleted it. Easily the worst submarine thriller ever written. There are glaring technical mistakes such as saying the 688's have "propellers" they only have 1 and they're called "screws" in the Navy. Also, you do not fire "torps" in the Navy. When firing a torpedo or "fish" you refer to firing the tube said fish is in. Also, people in the navy cuss, a lot. No cussing whatsoever? I read other reviews of this book on another site and found that its published by a super right wing christian publisher and apparently thats evident the deeper you go into the book. I never made it that far. Avoid! There are far better sub thriller authors out there.
Life as a submariner involved in a cat and mouse chase where sometimes your the Cat and other times your the Mouse against a global threat.
The story started out very slow, but it did build up. But what annoyed me in the extreme was using a British narrator for what was suppose to be an American Naval drama. James Adams barely tried to use an American accent and he used all the British pronunciations for words like schedule. It detracted from the whole book.
I liked his other books better.
Only if the story was set in Britain
If you can look past the the insane amount of christian propaganda and a very real lack of realism, you might find a decent military thriller with Black Sea Affair, but I sure didn't. The book also has a stupid beginning that pissed me off royally...you'll see what I mean if you are brave enough to try this one out.
The christian angle isn't all bad of course, but it adds to the lack of realism. I sure hope that government leaders and military commanders in the civilized world doesn't base all their decisions on faith alone...
Besides...one whole book about the navy and Russians without one curse word??? Did I mention a lack of realism!?!
I'm sure this book appeals to someone out there, but for me this is the most irritating book I have listened to in a loooong while...
Retired US Navy Submariner. Served in 2 Diesel boats, 2 fast attacks and 2 SSBNs Retired as Master Chief. Worked in civilian Nuclear power plants as a second career.
As a 20 year submariner, this really was a bummer. someone with no knowledge of subs might enjoy it
just wrong accent
all scenes aboard the Sub. The writer knows nothing about subs. We don't use the term :Torp:. No C.O would ever refer to the Chief of the Boat as "Mister". Everything aboutv the sub was wrong.
I would cut the entire book.
Poorly written Christian zealtory, in the form of an adventure story.
Why would anyone choose a reader with a British accent to read a story about a US Navy submarine?????? Couldn't concentrate on the story because of the poor narration.
Yes for both
It was a nice afternoon entertainment on our way to another state.
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