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Bahamas Blue (Tiller Galloway Thriller #2)

by David Poyer

Trapped in an underwater coral tunnel, divers with barbed spears at each end, lungs near bursting, Tiller Galloway is in trouble again. After five years in jail for drug smuggling, he'd put his life in order, running recreational group dives off the North Carolina coast and doing salvage work on sunken ships on the side. But his old boss wants him back. Juan Alberto Mendieta Nunez-Sebasti-ano a feared kingpin nicknamed The Baptist once employed Tiller as a small cog in his cocaine distribution network. Now he needs Tiller's special skills in diving and salvage to rescue the cargo of a small freighter resting 400 feet deep off the Bahamas. When The Baptist makes it impossible to refuse his offer, Tiller and his partner Shad Aydlett arrive at the beautiful island of Green Turtle Key- only to be turned against each other by a deadly crossfire of motives and a cargo whose potential for destruction is more vast than even The Baptist can predict.

Black Storm (A Dan Lenson Novel #7)

by David Poyer

From the bestselling author of Tomahawk and China Sea, a heart-stopping thriller of Marine Corps special operations-the men whose bravery and sacrifice brought victory in the desert. Six days before America invades Iraq, Saddam Hussein issues an ultimatum: if coalition forces cross the border, he will turn Israel into "a crematorium." Belatedly realizing how far Saddam's weapons program has progressed, U.S. intelligence agencies suspect he's concealing either a crude nuclear device or missiles loaded with lethal chemical or biologic agents. A quickly assembled marine reconnaissance team gets the assignment for Operation signal Mirror. In the four days left before the ground war begins, Gunnery Sergeant Marcus Gault and his marine-army-navy team must land in Iraq, locate Saddam's ultimate deterrent, and target it for destruction with U.S. cruise missiles. After a terrifying helicopter insertion, the team moves like shadows across a mobilized and blacked-out Iraq-- toward Baghdad, and a rendezvous with a mysterious resistance member called "Shamir." Captured and tortured by Iraqi intelligence en route, Lieutenant Commander Dan Lenson, the targeting officer, must decide whether the secret he carries is worth the life of his teammates-- and his own. But even as the remnants of the team reach their objective, they discover that bombing it would unleash a horror more terrifying than they ever imagined. Now what's left of Urban Assault Team 12-four U.S. Marines, a U.S. Army biological warfare scientist, a British commando, and a Navy Tomahawk officer-- will have to deal with the situation themselves.

China Sea (A Dan Lenson Novel #6)

by David Poyer

David Poyer's cycle of modern Navy tales ranks among the finest nautical fiction of our time. With CHINA SEA, his self-doubting protagonist Daniel V. Lenson faces for the first time the unforgiving challenge of command at sea. Ordered to relieve an alcoholic skipper, Dan finds he has inherited a damaged ship, an untrustworthy crew, and an ambiguous mission. He is to take the USS Oliver C. Gaddis, soon to become the PNS Tughril, on her final voyage to be donated to Pakistan. But in Kirachi, Dan gets new orders: take Gaddis still further east, and operate against modern pirates preying on commercial shipping in the remote, dangerous South China Sea. Pursuing an elusive and shadowy foe into an exotic, isolated world of hazardous reefs and tropical islands, Dan gradually discerns a larger purpose behind his supposed objective. Who are these "pirates?" What expansionist cunning supports them? Abandoned by the Navy, threatened by a mutinous crew, a murderous shipmate, and an approaching typhoon, Gaddis struggles to survive without crossing the shadow-line herself.

The Circle (A Dan Lenson Novel #3)

by David Poyer

A novel of duty, betrayal, and adventure in the world's most dangerous seas (the Arctic), by the bestselling author of The Med and The Gulf.

The Command (A Dan Lenson Novel #8)

by David Poyer

After receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor for action in Iraq, Commander Daniel V. Lenson is given new orders: "Take over as skipper of USS Thomas W. Horn." His mission: Prepare the Tomahawk-equipped strike destroyer and her crew for the Red Sea, where she'll join an international task force searching for weapons of mass destruction. But this will be no routine deployment. Horn will be the first U.S. Navy warship ever to deploy with an integrated male and female crew-a controversial and politically explosive experiment that will raise questions about morale, behavior, training, sexual attraction, and ultimately, performance under fire. Facing sandstorms, smugglers, and ambushes, Horn's increasingly polarized crew will conduct demanding, diplomatically sensitive search-and-seizure operations against foreign vessels attempting to smuggle arms to Iraq. But the real nightmare is brewing in Bahrain. There, the most dangerous bomb expert in Al-Qaeda has targeted Horn for attack as the first step in a plan to redraw the map of the whole Middle East. With gripping action scenes and an explosive climax, The Command continues Dan Lenson's star-crossed career in a series that explores both global and deeply personal implications of honor, duty, power, and war.

A Country of Our Own (The Civil War at Sea #2)

by David Poyer

We first met Lt. Ker Custis Claiborne, mil formerly of the United States Navy, in Fire on the Waters. Claiborne is no admirer of the institution of slavery. But he's also a Virginian. When the North decides to preserve an outworn Union by force, his course is clear. In A Country of Our Own, he "goes South," joining first the Virginia Navy, then the fledgling Confederate States Navy. After fighting on the shores of the Potomac alongside the hastily mustered Army of Virginia, Ker runs the blockade out of New Orleans aboard a converted sidewheeler-turned-Confederate raider. He and his saturnine mentor, Captain Parker Trezevant, burn, sink, and destroy across the Caribbean, to undermine the Union's financial might and force a truce favorable to the Confederacy. But when that first cruiser proves under-armed and short-legged, Ker joins Commander James Bullock in England to buy or build a ship of war capable of sweeping Union commerce from the seas. When a daring coup puts Ker in command of the fastest, most dangerous raider ever to range from Brazil to Boston-the ex-opium clipper C.S.S. Maryland-he sets Yankee seamen a-tremble wherever the water's salt and seagulls scream. And he may even decide the outcome of the war.

The Crisis (A Dan Lenson Novel #12)

by David Poyer

The cries come on the wind, on the blowing dust. They're high, exultant, mingled with the grind of tires, the noisy honking of trucks. Then the killing begins. Years of drought and famine have brought Ashaara to the brink of murderous chaos. When the corrupt government falls, a charismatic young Islamic warlord known as Al-Maahdi begins an armed insurgency. As thousands of refugees stream toward makeshift camps, the United States intervenes to feed them, and to try to stabilize a strategically important region. Navy Commander Dan Lenson and his Tactical Analysis Group find themselves at the heart of the humanitarian mission. His team helps coordinate food and water supplies, manage massive port and inland logistics, and direct strikes against insurgents and pirates from the air, the sea, and on the ground. Dan is torn between the desperate plight of men, women, and children struggling to survive, and the brutal reality of fighting an invisible enemy whose ruthless tactics checkmate American might. Special Agent Aisha Ar-Rahim of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service meets with Al-Maahdi and his inner circle, hoping to negotiate a cease-fire. Meanwhile, United Nations--funded hydrologist Dr. Grainne O'Shea seeks a different path to peace, searching for a cache of underground water that can transform a ravaged land. But a devastating insurgent offensive and a massive hotel bombing that wipes out the last hope for democratic government make compromise impossible. With thousands of lives at stake and the humanitarian mission about to collapse, Dan-- along with SEAL master sniper Teddy Oberg-- has to scour a forbidding desert, find Al-Maahdi, and kill him... fast. Along with exciting action, espionage, and vividly described locales, The Crisis asks bigger questions too. What is our obligation to relieve the suffering of others? Should we risk American lives to rescue foreigners? And what should our grand strategy be in a part of the world that will be increasingly racked by drought, famine, and unrest in the decade ahead?

Down to a Sunless Sea (Tiller Galloway Thriller #4)

by David Poyer

Cave diving is the most psychologically challenging and physically dangerous "adventure sport": a twisting, claustrophobic journey down submerged limestone tunnels no wider at times than the body, opening into lightless caverns as desolate and beautiful as the dark side of the moon. In this fourth thriller featuring black-sheep salvage diver and ex-SEAL Lyle "Tiller" Galloway, David Poyer has written some of the most exciting underwater action scenes in recent fiction. Tiller is broke and desperate when he gets a call for help. A Vietnam pal, Bud Kusczk, has died in a diving accident. His widow, Monica, needs Tiller's savvy to temporarily manage Bud's scuba business in Florida. At the same time, Tiller's estranged son, Tad-who has taken after his father in running from the law-shows up at his door. Together they leave Cape Hatteras for north Florida, and the submerged caves in which Bud drowned. Tiller is intrigued by these mysterious caves, and tempted too by alluring Monica Kusczk. But Monica can't explain how Bud's business produced such huge profits. At the same time, Tad discovers danger above ground, when he spies on a group of powerful men who seem well stocked with cash, drugs, and automatic weapons. As Tiller learns more about the mysterious world of the caves, and their link to Florida's vanishing aquifers, he begins to suspect that his friend's death was no accident-and that the truth lies hidden somewhere deep beneath the ground, in airless and bewildering passages that claimed the life of his friend.

Fire on the Waters (The Civil War at Sea #1)

by David Poyer

The year is 1861, and America shudders on the brink of disunion. Elisha Eaker, scion of a wealthy Manhattan banking family, joins the Navy against his father's wishes. He does it as much to avoid an arranged marriage to his cousin, Araminta Van Velsor, as to defend the flag. As war looms, Eli boards the sloop of war U.S.S. Owanee. There he meets Lieutenant Ker Claiborne at his own moment of decision. Claiborne, Owanee's executive officer, is an Annapolis graduate who's seen action in the West Indies and the Africa Station on the Navy's Anti-Slavery Patrol. Cool and competent in storm and battle, he now faces an agonizing choice between the Navy he loves and his native Virginia. Whichever road he takes, he'll be called a traitor. Within days, Owanee is ordered on a desperate mission to relieve Fort Sumter, the last outpost of Union authority in the newly declared Confederacy. And in Manhattan, Araminta makes her own move for independence. So begins Fire on the Waters, a tale of honor, loyalty, and the hunger for freedom. With authentic nautical and historical detail, veteran storyteller David Poyer follows Eli, Araminta, Ker, and their loved ones and shipmates into a maelstrom of divided loyalties, bitter partings, stormy seas, governmental panic, political blundering, and finally the test of battle as the bloodiest and most divisive war in American history begins.

The Gulf (A Dan Lenson Novel #2)

by David Poyer

Aboard the guided-missile frigate U.S.S. Turner Van Zandt, Lieutenant-Commander Dan Lenson and his dedicated crew take on a daring assignment: escort a convoy of supertankers through the mine-filled Persian Gulf. For Lenson and his men, however, the danger is only just beginning. When a missile from a hit-and-run enemy sinks a U.S. destroyer, every ship and aircraft in the area goes on red alert. As all hands prepare for the inevitable showdown with a hostile Middle Eastern nation, Benjamin Shaker, the destroyer's hair-trigger captain, plots his own secret form of revenge. If he isn't stopped, it could mean disaster for the entire Gulf region-- and maybe the world!

Hatteras Blue (Tiller Galloway Thriller #1)

by David Poyer

1945. Lieutenant Commander Lyle Galloway II, U.S. Coast Guard, is on patrol off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. The war with Germany has just ended, but not all Nazis may plan to surrender. Suddenly, the radar on his old destroyer picks up a contact, moving unusually fast.... Today. A rubber raft containing the bones of three people is unearthed from a sand dune on Hatteras Island. Shortly thereafter, Tiller Galloway-- Lyie's son, a down-on-his-luck salvage diver recently paroled from prison for smuggling drugs-- is approached with a deal. An enigmatic man named Keyes wants to explore a wreck off the coast. Galloway agrees, but only for a hefty fee and a cut of whatever they find. Keyes is after a secret hoard that would make both men rich. But, unknown to them, there is a greater secret at large after forty years, a plot as deep and treacherous as the currents off Hatteras. D. C. Poyer knows Hatteras intimately, from the rolling dunes to the dangerous offshore waters. Filled with surprise and suspense, undersea diving and adventure, Hatteras Blue is both thrilling and authentic.

Korea Strait (A Dan Lenson Novel #10)

by David Poyer

United States Navy officer and Medal of Honor winner Dan Lenson's mission is to observe an international military exercise involving the navies of South Korea, Japan, Australia, and America. It should be routine duty for Dan, but old alliances are unraveling, as North Korea threatens the U.S. and China expands its influence. Acting as both adviser and adversary to a ruthless South Korean task-force commander, Dan must stop a wolfpack of unidentified submarines, armed with nuclear weapons, which are trying to elude Allied surveillance and penetrate the Sea of Japan. Is it the start of an invasion... or an elaborate feint, to divert attention from a devastating attack? Battling faulty weapons, a complacent Washington establishment, and a fierce typhoon season at sea, Dan must act on his own - even if doing so means risking the end of his career, the lives of his observers, and the possibility of nuclear war. Featuring intense action and political intrigue at the highest levels, Korea Strait is both a first-class thriller and a prescient look at how the next major war might begin.

Louisiana Blue (Tiller Galloway Thriller #3)

by David Poyer

In Louisiana Blue, black sheep Lyle "Tiller" Galloway, broke and on the run from his Colombian ex-employers, leaves Hatteras Island for Louisiana's Gulf Coast. He worked its oil rigs before, years ago, doing the toughest, most dangerous kind of diving, under conditions that used men up and sometimes killed them. But the pay and the things it bought-women, drugs, booze, and freedom-were worth the risk. Now he's ten years older. Robots do the deep diving, and work's hard to find for a man with a prison record. Then a call from a little-known outfit named DeepTech leads Tiller to Pandora 2000, an enormous rig far out in the Gulf of Mexico. He'll be working a thousand feet down, with a mixed crew of ex-cons, loners, and renegades, developing a major oilfield with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake. But something's wrong. A fatal crash, another man's wife, the strain and danger of saturation diving, a greedy, unscrupulous boss...it begins to add up. And when Galloway gets an unusually lucrative offer, he can't turn it down. Even though his choice may end in catastrophe-not only for himself, but for the whole Gulf Coast.

The Med (A Dan Lenson Novel #1)

by David Poyer

In the tradition of The Caine Mutiny, The Sand Pebbles, and Time and Tide, David Poyer has written a richly detailed military novel of ambition and high adventure. The time is now, the setting is the volatile Eastern Mediterranean, and the scenario is frighteningly familiar. A hundred hostages are taken captive from the American Embassy on the island of Cyprus, and flown to an abandoned hotel in the hills of Syria held by heavily armed and desperate terrorists. The Sixth Fleet, tracked by Soviet spy ships and under fire from hostile aircraft, steams with deadly intent toward the coast of Syria. Two thousand Marines and three thousand sailors mobilize for an operation that needs brutal firepower and exacting precision: a mission of rescue demanding the Navy's weaponry and logistical planning at sea, and the Marines' fierce effectiveness on land. David Poyer, himself a former line officer on destroyers and amphibious ships, has written more than a splendid adventure. The Med is teeming with the ritual, the lore and the intense discipline of military life. Its vivid scenes of celebration on shore leave in an unfamiliar country, the grinding, claustrophobic months at sea, the welcome release of war games and the harrowing fear and adrenaline rush of the real thing, make The Med an absolutely authentic portrait of the Navy today. We follow six major characters throughout the mission: Isaac Sundstrom, the paranoid and fatally indecisive commodore; Dan Lenson, Sundstrom's lieutenant, who must live down a tragic past mistake to save his career; Will "Oreo" Givens, a black Marine torn by conflicts of duty and race; Kelly Wronowicz, the hardbitten, supremely competent engine-man with a vulnerable heart; Susan Lenson, Dan's wife, held hostage with her young daughter by ruthless extremists; and Hanna Abu Harisah, "The Majd," a radical who will fight to the death for his beliefs. Poyer has created a potent mix of people with complex motives that ignite a plot both subtle and exciting-- a tale of increasing tension and explosive finish.

The Passage (A Dan Lenson Novel #4)

by David Poyer

In The Passage, Poyer offers the fourth book in his ambitious cycle of the U.S Navy-a powerful human drama of hope, betrayal, redemption, and thrilling action at sea and ashore. The Passage begins with a mystery: a U.S. attack sub is lost on a secret mission off the Siberian coast. As the Navy investigates, fearing that somehow its codes are being read, Lieutenant Dan Lenson begins a crucial assignment. Ordered to straighten out the radically innovative but failure-prone combat system of USS Barrett, DDG-998, Lenson is at a personal crossroads. His wife has left him, his previous tour of duty ended in tragedy, and he is beginning to doubt his own sense of right and wrong. Barrett is on her way to a demanding workup in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. If she fails, his career will be over. As Dan starts his voyage, newly widowed Graciela Gutierrez begins her own. A pregnant sugar-cane worker, she dreams of raising her fourth child in freedom. With eight others in a remote village in Camaguey Province, she plans a daring escape from Cuba in a homemade boat. If they succeed, a new life awaits in America; if they fail, they will die in the shark-filled waters of the Windward Passage. Struggling to crack an electronic virus, Lenson and computer expert "Doctor DOS" Shrobo gradually uncover more problems aboard Barrett. Captain Thomas Leighty may be losing control of his ship. There are whispers about his sexual orientation and the executive officer's loyalty. As a massive refugee boatlift begins, another danger is unmasked: somewhere aboard is a ruthless and cunning spy, with a plan that will lure the Navy, Barrett, and Lenson into a frightening international confrontation. Suspenseful, profound, and richly peopled, The Passage is an unforgettable novel that asks disturbing questions about honor, loyalty, justice, and about the truth.

That Anvil of Our Souls: A Novel of the Monitor and the Merrimack (The Civil War at Sea #3)

by David Poyer

In the third volume of David Poyer's monumental Civil War at Sea cycle, North meets South in the momentous first battle between ironclads. We first met Elisha Eaker, Theodorus Hubbard, Araminta Van Velsor, Dr. Alphaeus Steele, Calpurnius Hanks, and Ker and Catherine Claiborne in Fire on the Waters, witnessing their unwilling but inescapable choosing of sides as America split into two nations. Then, In A Country of Our Own, Ker took the war to the North, as captain of the fastest, most heavily armed Confederate commerce raider ever to put to sea. Now, That Anvil of Our Souls takes us into the turrets and casemates of the most decisive sea engagement of the Civil War. In New York, Theo is the engineer for a revolutionary new "fighting machine" called the Monitor, and eager to become a man of means... so eager, a bribe compromises his integrity. In Norfolk, Catherine faces her husband's impending hanging for piracy, the death of their baby daughter, and the bitter realities of enemy occupation. In Richmond, Lt. Lomax Minter is ordered to find a spy who threatens the Souths ultimate weapon: a tremendous ironclad named Virginia, built from a sunken wreck in a race against time. While the aging Dr. Steele witnesses the horrors that are the aftermath of glory; and gun-captain Hanks, escaped slave, struggles with the demons of his past and the twin snakes of "freedom." Poyer's vivid characters join with meticulously researched historic figures to re-create the bloodiest conflict in American history-one whose reverberations will endure as long as freedom, equality, and home have different meanings in proud human hearts.

The Threat (A Dan Lenson Novel #9)

by David Poyer

From the bestselling author of The Circle, The Med, The Gulf, The Passage, Tomahawk, China Sea, Black Storm, and The Command ... a heart-stopping thriller of danger and conspiracy at the highest levels of command and government. Medal of Honor winner Commander Dan Lenson wonders who proposed that he be assigned to the White House military staff. It's a dubious honor-- serving a president the Joint Chiefs hate more than any other in modern history. Lenson reports to the West Wing to direct a multi-service team working to interdict the flow of drugs from Latin America. Never one to just warm a chair, he sets out to help destroy the Cartel-- and uncovers a troubling thread of clues that link cunning and ruthless drug lord Don Juan Nunez to an assault on a nuclear power plant in Mexico, an obscure Islamic relief agency in Los Angeles, and an air-cargo company's imminent flight plan across the United States. Lenson has to battle civilian aides and his own distaste for politics to derail a terrorist strike over the Mexican border. His punishment for breaking the rules is to be sent to the East Wing... as the military aide carrying the nuclear "football," the locked briefcase with the secret codes for a nuclear strike, for a president he suspects is having an affair with his wife. And something else is going on beneath the day-to-day turmoil and backstabbing. As his marriage deteriorates and his frustration with Washington builds, Lenson becomes an unwitting accomplice in a dangerous and subversive conspiracy. The U.S. military is responsible for its Commander in Chief's transportation and security. If someone felt strongly enough about it... it would be easy for the president to die.

Thunder on the Mountain (Hemlock County #4)

by David Poyer

Going back to the 1936 winter in Pennsylvania, the year a strike was organized for the workers in the Thunder Oil Company occurs after a refinery disaster shows the lack of workers safety. W.T. Halvorsen - a young boxer becomes a leader of the strike against Thunder's family company. The strike is recognized nationally which attracts unwanted attention. As disturbance spreads among many Halyorsen and Thunder have to put their feelings of honor and their ethics to the test to find out who is kin of the mountain.

Tomahawk (A Dan Lenson Novel #5)

by David Poyer

David Poyer's cycle of nautical adventures featuring Navy officer Dan Lenson have been acclaimed as some of the finest sea novels of our time. With Tomahawk, Poyer offers his most thoughtful, suspenseful, and morally complex book to date. In the wake of a collapsed marriage and three stressful tours at sea, Lieutenant-Commander Lenson is ordered to shore duty in Washington, D.C. There he finds he's been handpicked for a high-priority, top-secret assignment: design, test, and deploy Tomahawk missiles armed with nuclear warheads. But as Dan moves into the thick of top-level Pentagon politics, he realizes that the trouble-prone new missile has powerful enemies, determined to destroy it and him. Troubling leaks from the program seem to suggest a spy is at work, and Dan comes under suspicion. Meanwhile, he finds himself unexpectedly-- perhaps unwisely-- falling in love with Kerry Donovan. Kerry is a peace activist, soon to go on trial for her protests, and Dan's involvement with her challenges the core of his beliefs and duties-- and finally his character. With riveting action scenes on land and at sea, powerfully felt dilemmas of conscience, and an explosive climax, Tomahawk is an unforgettable journey through the corridors and currents of official Washington and the U.S. Navy.

The Towers (A Dan Lenson Novel of 9/11 #13)

by David Poyer

After surviving the attacks on September 11, 2001, four people join the search for the terrorists responsible. Their mission: bring justice to Osama bin Laden. On the morning of September 11, 2001, Commander Dan Lenson, USN, is visiting the Pentagon. On that same morning, his wife, former Undersecretary of Defense Blair Titus, is at the World Trade Center. Meanwhile, NCIS agent Aisha Ar-Rahim is investigating a terror cell in Yemen, and former SEAL Teddy Oberg is pitching an action movie to investors in Los Angeles. Teddy, Aisha, and Dan immediately become involved in the military response to the 9/11 attacks. Dan is assigned to the Joint Special Ops team in Afghanistan. His mission: to overthrow the Taliban government. In Yemen, Aisha undertakes a dangerous undercover operation to learn Osama bin Laden's location in the Shah-i-Khot Valley in Afghanistan. Teddy, having rejoined the SEALS, is assigned to Task Force Cutlass, to hunt down and kill bin Laden and other senior members of the Taliban and al-Qaeda leadership. Meanwhile, Blair struggles with her recovery from serious injuries and has to decide which course her life will take from here. The thirteenth Dan Lenson novel, The Towers is a fascinating, accurate depiction of the events of September 11 and the American response to terror, informed by interviews and deep sources in the Navy, the SEALS, the Marines, the NCIS, and the author's own military experience. A master of fast-paced sequences and heart-pumping drama, David Poyer takes the reader into the center of the action and face-to-face with the enemy.

The Weapon (A Dan Lenson Novel #11)

by David Poyer

A deadly new weapon hits the international arms market--- and the only way to preserve the balance of power in the Mideast is to hijack the Iranian sub that carries it. United States Navy Commander and Medal of Honor winner Dan Lenson has been handed another outside-the-box assignment. TAG Charlie, an elite team of active-duty sailors, SEALs, and civilian analysts, is tasked to investigate and defuse emerging naval threats around the globe. When the Skhval-K-- an unstoppable rocket torpedo designed to destroy U.S. aircraft carriers-- is demonstrated at a Moscow arms show, Dan tries to buy one so that the U.S. Navy can build countermeasures. But he's lucky to escape with his life when he's set up by Russia's new counterespionage service. When the Russians sell the new weapon to Iran and China instead, Dan decides that if he can't buy it, he'll steal it. But when a daring nighttime penetration of Iran's largest naval base goes wrong too, Dan finds himself captaining a submarine he barely knows how to submerge, pursued by Iranian destroyers and sub-hunting aircraft through the shallow, hazardous Persian Gulf.Authentic action and daring espionage combine in a timely thriller set in a hair-trigger military environment.

The Whiteness of the Whale

by David Poyer

In The Whiteness of the Whale, a disgraced primate behaviorist from Nantucket, Dr. Sara Pollard, joins six other activists to sail a round-the-world racing yacht into Antarctic waters. There, they plan to shadow, embarrass, and expose the Japanese whaling fleet, which continues to kill and process whales though no one eats the meat anymore. But every crewmember of Black Anemone has a secret or something to live down. They'll be tested by the seas and storms of the Antarctic, hostile whalers, and romantic conflicts . . . and fight for their lives when they encounter a sperm whale with a murderous agenda of its own. Filled with dramatic scenes, life-or-death decisions, and magical evocations of whales in the last remote waters on Earth, The Whiteness of the Whale is a suspenseful, thought-provoking novel.

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