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The Trident Deception
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The USS Kentucky - a Trident ballistic missile submarine carrying a full complement of 192 nuclear warheads - is about to go on a routine cruise. Not long after it reaches the open sea, however, the Kentucky receives a launch order. After receiving that launch order, it is cut off from all counter-orders and disappears into the Pacific while it makes the eight-day transit to the launch site. What the Kentucky's crew doesn't know is that those launch orders haven't actually come from the U.S. government. Rogue elements within the Mossad have learned that Iran has developed its first nuclear weapon and, in ten days, will detonate it - and the target is Israel. The suspected weapon complex is too far underground for conventional weapons to harm it, and the only choice is a pre-emptive nuclear strike. With limited time, this rogue group initiates a long-planned operation called the Trident Deception. They'll transmit false orders and use a U.S. nuclear submarine to launch the attack. With only 8 days before the Kentucky is in launch range and with the submarine cut off from any outside communication, one senior officer, the father of one of the officers aboard the submarine, must assemble and lead a team of attack submarines to find, intercept and neutralize the Kentucky before it can unknowingly unleash a devastating nuclear attack.
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RICK CAMPBELL, a retired Navy Commander, spent more than twenty years on multiple submarine tours, finishing his career with the Naval Operations staff in the Pentagon and in the Washington Navy Yard. On his last tour, he was one of the two men whose permission was required to launch the submarine's nuclear warhead--tipped missiles. Rick lives with his wife and three children in the greater Washington, D.C. area. The Trident Deception is his first novel and he is currently working on the sequel.

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"A terrific thriller debut. Campbell does an amazing job, balancing character interaction with high-octane action, all the while keeping the technical jargon to a level understandable by nonmilitary readers. This is the best novel about a submarine since Tom Clancy's classic The Hunt For Red October." --Booklist (starred review)"Fans of submarine thrillers who are saddened by the demise of Tom Clancy will welcome Campbell's debut." --Publishers Weekly"No one puts the reader inside a submarine like Rick Campbell does in The Trident Deception. I couldn't put it down. Compelling and thrilling, this novel is a must read." --Jack Coughlin, New York Times bestselling author of Shooter and Time to Kill"The Trident Deception is a fistfight of a thriller. A masterpiece." --Dalton Fury, New York Times bestselling author of Kill Bin Laden and Tier One Wild

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