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  • Ghost Fleet

  • A Novel of the Next World War
  • By: P. W. Singer, August Cole
  • Narrated by: Rich Orlow
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,127
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,139

The year is 2026. China has taken over as the world's largest economy, while the United States, mired in an oil shortage, struggles to adjust to its diminished role. Then, a surprise attack throws the US into a chaos unseen since Pearl Harbor. As the enemy takes control, the survival of the nation will depend upon the most unlikely forces: the Navy's antiquated Ghost Fleet and a cadre of homegrown terrorists.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An unusual war story

  • By Mike From Mesa on 09-06-15

Ghost Fleet does not disappoint

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-18

The setting is the near in the near future with some political change. It begins with a string of battles that go terribly wrong for the United States. The cause is cyber warfare by an Advanced Persistent Threat (a very big one). The book is fiction but the situations seem very real. Despite the realistic tech, the book is not dry at all. The action is excellent and there is a lot of cloak-and-dagger intrigue.

I'm not quite through with it, but I recommend it for both personal and professional reasons. The technical issues seem well-researched, but this does not detract from the thrilling action.
You will especially like this book if you are in Information Technology and/or have ever spent any time in Honolulu.

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