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The military power struggles set off by the destruction of an American destroyer by an Iranian missile in the Persian Gulf involve a varied cast of ambitious military insiders
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DAVID POYER’s thirty-year career included service in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Arctic, Caribbean, Pacific, the Pentagon, and the Mideast. He has written eighteen Navy and sea novels, as well as sailing and nautical articles for Chesapeake Bay Magazine, Southern Boating, Shipmate, Tidewater Virginian and other periodicals. His work is required reading in the Literature of the Sea course at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, along with that of Joseph Conrad and Herman Melville. He lives on Virginia’s Eastern Shore with his wife and their daughter, with whom he explores the Bay and Atlantic coast in their sloop, Water Spirit.From Publishers Weekly:
The sequel to The Med is set in the Persian Gulf late in the Reagan administration in an uneasy climate of "no war, no peace" aboard the Turner Van Zandt , a Knox -class frigate whose captain, Benjamin Shaker, seeks to avenge the sinking of his previous command by an Iranian cruise missile. Taking artistic license with history, the story hovers between techno-thriller and naval procedural: an American helicopter is shot down and an Iranian sub torpedoes a supertanker. The U.S. responds with a full-scale attack on an Iranian naval base, with the Van Zandt in the thick of the fighting (a subplot involving a nuclear warhead, however, adds unwelcome melodrama). At the helm with Shaker are the lieutenant commander, Dan Lenson, a more cautious warrior; and Washington's delegate to the combat zone, senatorial defense aide Blair Titus. Poyer provides gripping descriptions of naval operations: helicopter searches, mine disposal, escort work; his mastery of technical and procedural detail does for the modern small-ship fleet what Tom Clancy does for nuclear submarines and Stephen Coonts for aircraft carriers.
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Book Description St Martins Pr, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0312050968
Book Description St Martins Pr, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110312050968
Book Description St Martins Pr, 1990. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0312050968