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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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"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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A Jake Grafton Novel

Jake Grafton Novels

Stephen Coonts

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