Tipping Point

Tipping Point

The War With China -- the First Salvo

Book - 2015
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"Captain Dan Lenson is under fire both at sea, and in Washington. His command of the first antiballistic-missile-capable cruiser in the Fleet, USS Savo Island, is threatened when he's called home to testify before Congress. There, he must defend his controversial decision to prevent a massive retaliatory missile attack by Israel against civilian targets in the Mideast. Shaken by the near-end of his career, Lenson returns to command uncertain of his own future, but determined to do his best by a damaged ship and an increasingly divided crew. Ordered to the Indian Ocean, Savo cruises off East Africa, protecting shipping lanes from pirates. But this seemingly routine patrol turns ominous when an unknown assailant begins assaulting female crew members. But then, an explosive showdown begins between India and Pakistan...with Savo Island, and her unique but not yet fully battle-ready ability to intercept ballistic missiles, standing alone between two nations on the brink of the first theater nuclear war. Dan will have to battle tsunami driven seas, incoming weapons, and a quickly tilting balance of power, as China moves inexorably in her bid to displace America in the far Pacific. The fifteenth novel in David Poyer's acclaimed series of naval adventures featuring Dan Lenson, Tipping Point is an action-packed, utterly authentic story of duty, war, and the stress of command, by the most popular living author of American sea fiction"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250054432
Branch Call Number: FICTION Poy
Description: 314 pages ; 25 cm


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Jan 03, 2018

Only fools dreamed of war, and only the ignorant thought it glorious.

Jan 03, 2018

Uncertainty is always been a big part of deterrence.

Jan 03, 2018

Force is always the ultimate arbiter.

Jan 03, 2018

How does a fish get caught?

Jan 03, 2018

But don't we oppose the use of weapons of mass destruction?


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Jul 10, 2017

Could only manage a quarter of the book - too much military jargon and acronyms with only a hint of a plot building, but too much verbiage for me to hang in until it came together - thus the "Poor" rating.

Jul 18, 2016

Fairly readable and somewhat different from the hackneyed mantras of best sellers since the 1980s .... he gives us a Navy war overlay of WW1-like political scenario with modern players in Muslim and Pacific regions. At least it fills the role of keeping readers reading, though there's no satisfaction when the last page is turned except now you get to read something else.


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