Stephen Coonts is the author of the bestselling Deep Black, Jake Grafton, Tommy Carmellini, and Saucers series, among many others. His first novel, Flight of the Intruder, spent over six months on The New York Times bestseller list. In 1986, the U.S. Naval Institute honored him with its Author of the Year Award. Coonts served eight years in the Navy, including two cruises on the USS Enterprise during the last years of the Vietnam War.Best known for American Sniper, Jim DeFelice is the author of over a dozen New York Times bestsellers and a host of other books. His standalone novels include Leopard's Kill and The Helios Conspiracy, and he has collaborated with other bestselling authors including Richard Marcinko and Larry Bond.
"Frighteningly realistic." --Maxim on Liberty"Gripping...Coonts's naval background and his legal education bring considerable authority to the story, and the narrative is loaded with detailed information about terrorist networks, modern weaponry, and international intrigue...the action is slam-bang" --Publishers Weekly on Liberty"This master of the techno-thriller spins a bone-chilling worst-case scenario involving international spies, military heroics, conniving politicians, devious agencies, a hijacked nuclear sub, lethal computer hackers, currency speculators, maniac moguls and greedy mercenaries that rivals Clancy for fiction-as-realism and Cussler for spirited action. . . . [Coonts] never lets up with heart-racing jet/missile combat, suspenseful submarine maneuvers and doomsday scenarios that feel only too real, providing real food for thought in his dramatization of the missile-shield debate." --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on America""A high-octane blend of techno-wizardry [and] ultraviolence . . . [Coonts] skillfully captures the postmodern flavor of Hong Kong, where a cell phone is as apt as an AK-47 to be a revolutionary weapon."-USA Today on Hong Kong" --"Coonts knows how to write and build suspense. . . this is the mark of a natural storyteller" --The New York Times Book Review on Flight of the Intruder