The Trident Deception

The Trident Deception

A Novel

Book - 2014
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"The best submarine novel since Tom Clancy's The Hunt for Red October ." - Booklist (starred review)
The USS Kentucky-a Trident ballistic missile submarine carrying a full complement of 192 nuclear warheads-is about to go on a routine patrol. 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.
In this thriller from Rick Campbell, 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.

Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, ©2014.
ISBN: 9781250039019
Branch Call Number: FICTION CAM
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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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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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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