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.
"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