Trident Deception
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  • 1
    The Trident Deception | Rick Campbell

    The Trident Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Rick Campbell
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (325)
    Performance
    (293)
    Story
    (294)

    The USS Kentucky - a Trident ballistic missile submarine carrying a full complement of 192 nuclear warheads - sets out 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 didn't come from the US government.

    Satisfying High Tension Thriller!

    The godfather of submarine-based thrillers will always be Tom Clancy. "The Hunt For Red October," the gold standard. "The Trident Deception" provides ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 09 2014 by Jeffrey (Austin Texas, United States)
  • 2
    Empire Rising | Rick Campbell

    Empire Rising

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rick Campbell
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (162)

    Xiang Li Cheng, the President of the People's Republic of China, has both a problem and a plan. The problem is that the limited supply of oil available to China is threatening to derail his country's economic growth and prosperity. But to secure access to those resources, he must contend with powerful U.S. Navy and the Pacific Fleet. After a decades-long largely secret military buildup, Cheng sets his plan in motion by suddenly invading Taiwan and drawing the Pacific Fleet in to its defense.

    High Octane Action

    I enjoyed the first book in the series so much I decided to read book two. Christine O’Conner is the president’s national security advisor. She advi..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 25 2017 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
  • 3
    Ice Station Nautilus: A Novel | Rick Campbell

    Ice Station Nautilus: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Rick Campbell
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (129)

    Russia's new ballistic missile submarine, Yuriy Dolgorukiy, is being deployed on its first patrol while America's newest fast-attack submarine, North Dakota, is assigned to trail it and collect intel. As the Russian submarine heads under the polar ice cap, its sonar readings reveal the trailing American sub and cause the Russians to begin a radical evasive maneuver. This, however, fails, and the submarines collide, resulting in damage that sends both to the bottom.

    Best Campbell book to date

    Riveting storyline

    Reviewed on July 16 2016 by Steven M. Benecke (colorado)
  • 4
    Blackmail | Rick Campbell

    Blackmail

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Rick Campbell
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (48)

    The US aircraft carrier patrolling the Western Pacific Ocean is severely damaged by a surprise salvo of cruise missiles. While the Russian government officially apologizes, claiming it was the result of fire control accident during a training exercise, it was instead a calculated provocation. With the US Pacific fleet already severely under strength, the Russian president decides that the US response is a clear indication of their weakness, militarily and politically, and initiates a bold plan.

    Rick Phoned This One In

    Lackluster plot with very predictable outcomes. We've come to expect more from Mr. Campbell. Compared to his other books, this feels like amateur hour..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 03 2017 by Brendan Kelly ()