James Cobb Choosers of the Slain

ISBN 13: 9780747254171

Choosers of the Slain

4.2 avg rating
( 524 ratings by Goodreads )
9780747254171: Choosers of the Slain
View all copies of this ISBN edition:

In the fall of 2006, the Argentines invade a scientific outpost in Antarctica and begin stripping the continent's precious minerals, and only the USS Cunningham, commanded by Amanda Lee Garrett, is in a position to stop them. A first novel. 35,000 first printing.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.


It's 2006, and Commander Amanda Lee Garrett has just taken charge of a top-secret Stealth-type U.S. Navy warship. She's never been in action, but her learning curve--and our own level of reading excitement--rapidly accelerates when Argentina decides to take back some territory it used to own in Antarctica. Commander Garrett is a wonderfully rich character dropped into a totally plausible dilemma, and James H. Cobb is good at making the intricate details of high-tech weaponry both fascinating and accessible.

From Kirkus Reviews:

A genuinely exciting debut yarn detailing how America's blue- water Navy might do battle with an unlikely foe a decade hence. It's early 2006, and Argentina has decided its manifest destiny is to seize control of Antarctica from the loose confederation of nations that have been using the minerals-rich wasteland for scientific studies. Having staked their preemptive claim by overrunning a British outpost, the invaders are confident that the imminent onset of winter will help them keep potential intervenors at bay long enough to confront the wider world with a fait accompli. They fail to reckon, however, on the presence of the USS Cunningham in Rio de Janeiro. Washington quickly orders the destroyer's captain, Commander Amanda Lee Garrett, to disrupt the Argentinean campaign until a carrier task force can reach the area. It turns out that plucky, professional Mandy and her five-star crew can do quite a bit as a one-vessel blockade. Sailing through the icy waters of the South Atlantic, the Cunningham (all but invisible on enemy radar screens and equipped with state-of-the-art weaponry as well as electronic systems) survives all the considerable firepower the Argentineans bring to bear against it in Pac Man engagements during which opponents rely on high-tech sensors to stalk one another at great distances. Guided by the sure hand of their captain, however, the men and women of the good ship Cunningham take a heavy toll on their aerial assailants before going on the offensive against an escorted convoy Buenos Aires has dispatched to provision its occupation troops. In a climactic clash, the Cunningham wreaks havoc on the supply vessels and warships sent to protect them, saving the subpolar region from economic exploitation and environmental depredation. There may be a moral or two tucked away in this hell-and-high- water tale, but impersonal interplay's the thing for Cobb as he masterfully pits his space-age warriors against one another. First- rate military suspense. -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace


James Cobb
Published by Feature (1997)
ISBN 10: 0747254176 ISBN 13: 9780747254171
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Feature, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110747254176

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds