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Sight Unseen

Gilroy, Dan

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ISBN 10: 1558175202 / ISBN 13: 9781558175204
Published by Pinnacle Books, 1992., 1992
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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First Pinnacle Books printing January 1992. (ISBN 1-55817-520-2) Mass market paperback with embossed front wrapper. Near fine tight copy, unread, near fine wrappers. At the bottom of the Pacific, one man has discovered an explosive secret aimed at Glasnost In 1954, the U.S. military was conducting secret tests of nuclear weapons in the South Pacific. It was a conspiracy so monstrous it could have ignited World War III. And then, it simply vanished without a trace — until now.: Matthew Clarke is a young engineer employed by the ultra secret NSA — nicknamed "No Such Agency" — an independent offshoot of the CIA. Clarke works on the cutting edge of America's spy satellite program — until he is wrongly blamed for a foul-up during a multi-million-dollar launch. Now he is reassigned to the surveillance desk, analyzing reconnaissance photos of license plates in Red Square when he makes a disturbing discovery. For beneath the sunlit waters off the California coast lies a grim memorial of the cold war: a sunken submarine with the skeletons of eight American soldiers on board. Only now does Matt begin to fathom the enormity of what he's found and the lengths to which a powerful cabal of conspirators will go to keep it from surfacing — only now it's already too late! "Smoothly written.clever." — New York Times Book Review. "Exciting.Highly recommended." — Library Journal. Techno-thriller. Bookseller Inventory # ilghir2"45

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Title: Sight Unseen

Publisher: Pinnacle Books, 1992.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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spy satellite program Β- until he is wrongly blamed for a foul-up during a multi-million-dollar launch. Now he is reassigned to the surveillance desk, analyzing reconnaissance photos of license plates in Red Square when he makes a disturbing discovery. For beneath the sunlit waters off the California coast lies a grim memorial of the cold war: a sunken submarine with the skeletons of eight American soldiers on board. Only now does Matt begin to fathom the enormity of what he's found and the lengths to which a powerful cabal of conspirators will go to keep it from surfacing Β- only now it's already too late! "Smoothly written. clever." Β- New York Times Book Review. "Exciting. Highly recommended." Β- Library Journal. Techno-thriller.

From Publishers Weekly:

Gilroy's fiction debut begins as an example of adventure by accident. Matthew Clark, a satellite systems specialist for the National Security Agency, is involved in a handling error. As punishment he is sent to Imagery Analysis to interpret the kinds of photographs he used to take. When he notices a shadow in an underwater photo taken near the California coast, it seems like a perfect objective for a day's diving. But the shadow turns out to be the wreck of a Russian submarine holding the bodies of American sailors. Clark's discovery involves him in a cover-up dating back to the darkest years of the Cold War; the perpetrators are determined to preserve the secret at any cost. Gilroy handles stock characters and situations effectively, meeting the requirements of the political thriller without excessive dependence on cliches. He offers interesting information on the process of collecting intelligence from satellite photos. An unusual and welcome element is his light touch in presenting the mind-sets of bureaucrats and politicians for whom the game has become more important than the outcome. The narrative's principal defect is its periodic shifting away from Clark and his predicament. The consequent slackening of suspense breaks the novel's mood--but not enough to disturb fans of this genre, who should find this a worthwhile, if unremarkable, contribution.
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