America

A Jake Grafton Novel

Jake Grafton Novels (Volume 9)

Stephen Coonts

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Hundreds of people have gathered to watch the launching of the USS America—our newest and most sophisticated nuclear submarine. Then, the unthinkable happens: armed men emerge from the tugboat that is leading her to sea, board the submarine and man her controls. Half of the men on board are slaughtered and half are put out to sea. Before nearby destroyers can react, the sub disappears.

Admiral Jake Grafton is resting at his Delaware beach house when he is asked to find out who has stolen the submarine and why. He learns that a rogue CIA group, originally trained to steal Russian technology during the Cold War, may be behind the operation. And soon it becomes clear that, whatever their purpose, they mean business: within hours a missile launched from the submarine destroys the top floor of the White House and a second missile fells an airliner carrying 283 passengers. In this military thriller from Stephen Coonts, the race is on to find out where the submarine is, who is behind the nightmare scenario and—most critically—how to stop it.

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Praise for America

"Coonts never lets up with heart-racing jet/missile combat, suspenseful submarine maneuvers and doomsday scenarios that feel only too real." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Coonts's action and the techno-talk are as gripping as ever." --Kirkus Reviews

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Stephen Coonts

STEPHEN COONTS is the author of seventeen New York Times bestselling books that have been translated and published around the world. A former naval aviator and Vietnam combat veteran, he is a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of Colorado School of Law. He lives in Colorado. 

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America
A Jake Grafton Novel
Stephen Coonts

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
December 2013
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9781250050861
ISBN10: 1250050863
4 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches, 464 pages
$5.99

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
July 2002
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312982508
ISBN10: 031298250X
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 400 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
September 2001
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429956000
ISBN10: 1429956003
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 400 pages
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