The year is 2026. China has taken over as the world's largest economy, while the United States, mired in an oil shortage, struggles to adjust to its diminished role. Read more...
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The year is 2026. China has taken over as the world's largest economy, while the United States, mired in an oil shortage, struggles to adjust to its diminished role. But Americans still feel safe. China's military-business coalition government is fragile, and the Chinese are distracted by their own conflicts with Russia--aren't they? Then a surprise attack--in space, in the air, at sea, and in cyberspace--throws the United States into a chaos unseen since Pearl Harbor. As the enemy takes control of U.S. territory, the survival of the nation will depend upon the most unlikely forces: the navy's antiquated Ghost Fleet and a cadre of homegrown guerrillas.
"Ghost Fleet "is a page-turning, action-packed speculative thriller in the tradition of Tom Clancy's "Red Storm Rising"."" It""is unique in that every piece of technology featured in the novel--no matter how sci-fi it may seem--already exists or is in development. Written by two leading experts on the cutting edge of national defense, "Ghost Fleet" reveals the future of war.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-04-06
- Reviewer: Staff
Tom Clancy fans will relish Singer and Cole’s first novel, a chilling vision of what might happen in a world war launched by a Chinese sneak attack on America’s eyes and brains in outer space. Singer, a military strategist, and Cole, a former defense-industry analyst for the Wall Street Journal, easily wed their knowledge to a fast-moving plot and characters who make an impression, even the minor characters who appear briefly. After the global economy tanks, urban workers’ riots sweep China, but instead of repressing the workers themselves, the military ousts the Communist leaders, clearing the way for a new government. When the Chinese strike, the Americans fight back. Among the many heroes is Cmdr. James Simmons, who assumes command of the USS Coronado when its captain is killed. Detailed endnotes documenting the real-world technologies and trends behind the book make the fiction even more plausible. Agent: Dan Mandel, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (June)