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Tidal Trap

Derek Hart

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290 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.7in.Tidal Trap finds hero Jefferson Parker quickly embroiled in an international chase of global proportions. When invited to visit his friend at a Naval base in Maine, Parker is recruited to undertake a covert mission. At first he refuses, but after an attack on the station and the disappearance of his friend, Parker accepts his role. Parker and his schooner crew are drawn ever deeper into intrigue and betrayal. At stake, the security of Americas submarine force and the lives of countless people. Behind the obvious conflict arises a secret past for both Parker and Taylor Stephenson, a beautiful but seemingly innocent bystander. Not to be so easily pushed aside, theres Carla Gianni too, who is a crewmember on Parkers schooner. She too is very much in love with Parker and isnt about to her man just slip away. Join Parker as he struggles to find solutions to a rogue submarine and environmental issues about dolphins used as weapons. Parker must come to terms with a mission betrayed, a crew to lead and protect, and a choice between two women he professes to love. Tidal Trap will take you on a journey into attack submarines, across storm-swept oceans in a fast sailing ship, and behind doors with political trade-offs. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780595315581

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Title: Tidal Trap

Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Tidal Trap finds hero Jefferson Parker quickly embroiled in an international chase of global proportions. When invited to visit his friend at a Naval base in Maine, Parker is recruited to undertake a covert mission. At first he refuses, but after an attack on the station and the disappearance of his friend, Parker accepts his role. Parker and his schooner crew are drawn ever deeper into intrigue and betrayal. At stake, the security of America's submarine force and the lives of countless people. Behind the obvious conflict arises a secret past for both Parker and Taylor Stephenson, a beautiful but seemingly innocent bystander. Not to be so easily pushed aside, there's Carla Gianni too, who is a crewmember on Parker's schooner. She too is very much in love with Parker and isn't about to her man just slip away. Join Parker as he struggles to find solutions to a rogue submarine and environmental issues about dolphins used as weapons. Parker must come to terms with a mission betrayed, a crew to lead and protect, and a choice between two women he professes to love. Tidal Trap will take you on a journey into attack submarines, across storm-swept oceans in a fast sailing ship, and behind doors with political trade-offs.

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Submarines have always fascinated Derek Hart. Combine that with a love for old lighthouses and dolphins and what do you get?
 
Tidal Trap is the end result.

But did you figure out who the "bad guys" really were?

The Americans' own Marine Mammal Program, once a top-secret affair, has become more visible since the end of the Cold War.  A flattering TV documentary was made, showing the admitted and more acceptable aspects of its activity, but animal rights campaigners in the US are convinced that the full story has still not been told. One former civilian trainer from the unit repeatedly claimed that 'killer' dolphins were used by the US, in a wonderfully named 'swimmer nullification program', only to be met by official denials.

The first recorded use of dolphins on guard duty was in Vietnam in 1970, when six animals were kept in nets suspended from pontoons to warn of approaching enemy divers. The only other 'operational deployment' that has been admitted involved another five dolphins used to protect US Navy ships in the Persian Gulf for eight months in 1987-1988 during the Iran-Iraq war. One died of a virus while on active service, but it has been said that having heard about the operation, Iranian patrol boats would machine-gun any dolphins they saw, fearing that they were 'American' animals on spying or mine-laying operations. The US Navy has denied that dolphins were ever used during the Gulf War, or that it ever trained 'kamikaze' dolphins to carry mines to enemy ships. But it does say the animals have been used for mine hunting.

In 1990, the use of dolphins to guard Trident submarine bases was brought to a halt after a successful legal challenge from a consortium of 14 animal rights groups. The move followed allegations of mistreatment of the animals by the US Navy, including starvation and punching that were used as aids to training. Official documents released at the time revealed that 13 had died in navy hands over the previous three years.

The most recent allegation of US military use came after the mysterious deaths of 22 dolphins whose bodies were found washed up on the Mediterranean coastline of France.  All had a neat, fist-sized hole on the underside of their necks.  British dolphin expert Leo Sheridan, who lives in the area, put forward the theory that the animals had been part of the American naval operation sending warships to the Gulf at the time of threatened military action against Iraq and had been killed after 'deserting'.

He claimed that they were from a secret program at the San Diego center, called the Cetacean Intelligence Mission, which was launched in 1989 and involved dolphins being trained for guard duties at the Trident bases and with ships on active duty. They would be fitted with neck collars and small electrodes under the skin, which would transmit stress signals back to base if they discovered an enemy diver. Later versions of the system had two-way communication enabling a control room to stimulate the dolphins to attack and force an intruding diver down to a dangerous depth. The harnesses also carried a small explosive charge on the underside of the neck, which could be detonated if for some reason the dolphin decided it had had enough of navy life, as amorous males are prone to do.

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