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.
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Praise for The Weapon
"If you like naval action with detailed schematics, this one's for you." --The Oklahoman
Praise for Korea Strait
“The taut tenth entry in Poyer’s series . . . is rich in the naval detail fans have come to expect . . . a satisfying, fast-paced narrative . . . Dan Lenson remains a winningly weary hero.”---Publishers Weekly
“Realistic and frightening . . . well up to Poyer’s excellent standards. No bluster, no dazzle, just real naval engagements that we may well see before long.”---Kirkus Reviews
“Exciting . . . fans of modern naval warfare will relish the details and sea action, as well as the insights into the Korean situation and the Korean people. Recommended for popular thriller collections.”---Library Journal
David Poyer’s twenty-seven novels make him the most popular living author of American sea fiction. His military career included service in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Arctic, Caribbean, Mideast, and Pacific. The Weapon is the eleventh in his continuing novel cycle of the modern Navy and Marine Corps, following Korea Strait, The Threat, The Command, Black Storm, China Sea, Tomahawk, The Passage, The Circle, The Gulf, and The Med. He lives with his wife and daughter on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
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