Empire Rising: A Novel (Trident Deception Series #2) (Mass Market)

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The masterful, thrill-a-minute sequel to Rick Campbell's The Trident Deception-the "best novel about a submarine since Tom Clancy's classic The Hunt For Red October" (Booklist, starred review).

The President of the People's Republic of China has a problem: The limited supply of oil available to his country threatens to derail its economic growth and prosperity. His plan: Aggressive diplomacy-which, in this case, means all-out war. Tawian is invaded, and the U.S. military is sent in to repel the Chinese. But the mission turns out to be far more difficult than the American fleet had expected. With state-of-the-art submarines, hidden batteries of long-range missiles, and other secret weapons, China wipes out the U.S. forces, leaving it to its main objective: Invasion and expansion across Asia, starting with the four main Islands of Japan.


While the U.S. struggles to respond to the destruction and defend its allies, an unlikely alliance is formed: National Security Advisor Christine O'Connor, who has critical information but is trapped in Beijing; Captain Murray Wilson, commanding officer of the USS Michigan, charged with infiltrating the Chinese submarine blockade; and Navy SEAL Jake Harrison, who must lead a strike team into hostile territory. And they have only a matter of hours left to stop the incursion-and prevent an all-but-inevitable global war...
"No one puts the reader inside a submarine like Rick Campbell."-Jack Coughlin, New York Times bestselling author of Shooter and Time to Kill

This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.

About the Author

Rick Campbell, a retired Navy Commander, spent more than twenty years on multiple submarine tours. On his last tour, he was one of the two men whose permission was required to launch the submarine's nuclear warhead-tipped missiles. Campbell is the author of The Trident Deception, Empire Rising and Ice Station Nautilus, and lives with his family in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

Praise For…

“Campbell does an amazing job, balancing character interaction with high-octane action...the best novel about a submarine since Tom Clancy's The Hunt For Red October” —Booklist (starred) on The Trident Deception

“No one puts the reader inside a nuclear submarine like Rick Campbell does. Compelling and thrilling, this novel is a must-read.” —Jack Coughlin, author of Shooter, on The Trident Deception

“Fans of submarine thrillers who are saddened by the demise of Tom Clancy will welcome Campbell's debut. You may not be able to actually drive a sub after reading this one, but you'll probably know enough to at least launch a salvo of Trident missiles.” —Publishers Weekly on The Trident Deception

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250081155
ISBN-10: 1250081157
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2016
Pages: 640
Language: English
Series: Trident Deception Series