America (Jake Grafton, Book 9) by Stephen Coonts

By Stephen Coonts

Dispatched on an ordeal run, NASA's SuperAegis satellite tv for pc has been created because the beginning of a world antimissle safety process. yet moments after dispatch, it vanishes. Rear Admiral Jake Grafton fears whatever worse than a grave malfunction--he suspects sabotage...

The USS America--the world's so much technically complicated nuclear submarine--is introduced on its maiden voyage. Then presently after steaming out of harbor, the unthinkable occurs. Pirated through terrorists, America disappears underneath the roiling waves of the Atlantic, its Tomahawk warheads aimed at once on the United States...

An ingeniously calculated battle has been waged--but the rouge enemy is much extra insidious than Jake Grafton ever imagined. His project: ferret out the middle crew dependable, overtake the stealth sub, and break it. yet occasions is operating out, and the race is on for Grafton to blow the covert operation out of the water sooner than a whole state is dropped at its knees.

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Lydia begs, her hands balled up into fists next to her ears as though to protect them from what they might hear next. I turn the napkin over and lay it flat in the center of the table. Let all of them read my own name spelled out in crimson wax. Elizabeth Crossman. “I was thinking of you, Lizzie,” Wallace says. ” I laugh a false laugh through my nose and feel something fly out. “Well, that certainly was interesting, Wallace,” Lydia says. ” I say, wavelets of panic accelerating my words. “We know who you were thinking of, but not what.

They all have dark hair, at least under the dye jobs,” Wallace points out. ” But this isn’t strictly true. The rules of prettiness are somehow altered for them here, such that the girls at the bar (no matter how “technically flawed,” as Wallace puts it) have small but particular  charms to offer. There is no embarrassment in plainness in this place. It’s too humid and smells too much of rotten fish for the prim demands of beauty. The girls are brown and speak a different language and associate Wallace and Barry and Bates with characters in Hollywood movies.

When it comes to Wallace’s turn, his face shows that he isn’t even going to make an attempt. He has been thinking of something else for a while now. “I first got my hands on money when I turned nineteen,” he says. ” “No,” Barry and Lydia say at once. “It was the final installment of my trust fund. Not a whole lot, but enough to do what everyone else of my age and means seemed obliged to do. We were taking a year off. We were getting out there. Some of us were even going to make a difference. So I did the only thing a fellow could do in such circumstances.

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