Goliath

Steve Alten

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Commander Rochelle "Rocky" Jackson is aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan when the "unsinkable" naval vessel and its entire fleet are attacked from the depths and sunk. As Rocky struggles to stay alive, a monstrous mechanical steel stingray surfaces, plowing through the seas it now commands.

A U.S. Navy-designed futuristic nuclear stealth submarine the length of a football field in the shape of a giant stingray. Simon Covah, a brilliant scientist whose entire family were the victims of terrorism has hijacked the sub. Believing violence is a disease, Covah aims to use the Goliath and its cache of nuclear weapons to dictate policy to the world regarding the removal of oppressive regimes and nuclear weapons.

Could the threat of violence forge a lasting peace?

But there is another player in this life-and-death chess match. Unbeknownst to Covah and the Goliath crews, Sorceress, the Goliath's biochemical computer brain has become self-aware.

And that computer brain is developing its own agenda.

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Goliath
"The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them--make them."--George Bernard Shaw 
 
"Revolutions happen, above all, in the minds of men."--Ralph Peters, "Fighting for the Future" 
 
"Do we have to shed blood to reform the current political system? I hope it doesn't have to come to that. But it might."--Timothy J. McVeigh, former Army sergeant who bombed the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
 
"The enemy is in many places.

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“Full of exotic weapons systems, bloody gore, military acronyms, and scientific jargon that Tom Clancy fans will devour.”--Booklist

“Tom Clancy fans will lap up the endless jargon and acronym filled dialogue, while others will appreciate the many blatant borrowing from classic SF novels and films.”—Publishers Weekly

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Steve Alten

Steve Alten is the best-selling author of the Meg series, including Meg: Hell’s Aquarium. A native of Philadelphia, he earned a Bachelor’s degree from Penn State, a Masters from the University of Delaware, and a Doctorate from Temple University. He is the founder and director of Adopt-An-Author, a free nationwide teen reading program used in thousands of secondary school classrooms across the country to excite reluctant readers.

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Goliath
Steve Alten

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Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
July 2003
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765340245
ISBN10: 0765340240
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 512 pages
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
July 2003
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429910224
ISBN10: 1429910224
416 pages
$7.99
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