The war against China turns dire, as the United States struggles to survive in this gripping thriller featuring Navy commander Dan Lenson
After the United States suffers a devastating nuclear attack, and facing food shortages, power outages, cyber and AI assaults, and a wrecked economy, Admiral Dan Lenson leads an allied force assigned to turn the tide of war in the Pacific, using precisely targeted missiles and high-tech weapons systems.
But as the campaign begins, the entire Allied military and defense network is compromised—even controlled—by Jade Emperor, a powerful Chinese artificial intelligence system that seems to anticipate and counter every move. While Dan strives to salvage the battle plan, his wife Blair helps coordinate strategy in Washington, DC, Marine sergeant Hector Ramos fights in an invasion of Taiwan, and Navy SEAL master chief Teddy Oberg begins a desperate journey into central China on a mission that may be the only way to save the United States from destruction and defeat.
Thrilling, filled with near-future technology, and deeply grounded in the human cost of war, David Poyer's Deep War is a brilliant novel by an acknowledged master of military fiction.
Poyer continues the story arc of 2017's Hunter Killer in this unforgettable thriller, the 18th entry in his military action series featuring U.S. Navy officer Dan Lenson. America's war with China has expanded, and it's not going well. Dan's badly damaged old ship, the USS Savo Island, is scuttled; North Korea invades South Korea; China is winning the fight in India and Vietnam; and the U.S. and its military forces are threatened by possible Chinese nuclear strikes. Whenever the allies seem to be making headway, the Chinese supercomputer, Jade Emperor, launches cyber attacks that cripple weapons and destroy communications. Then China nukes Hawaii. As for Dan, he's marooned on an uninhabited island in the China Sea with the two other survivors of the missile strike that destroyed their helicopter. Fans can count on Poyer's naval battles to be superb, but it's the scenes of land combat such as SEAL Master Chief Teddy Oberg leading his band of Mujahedeen rebels in South Asia's rugged Karakoram Mountains that will burn their way into readers' imaginations. Poyer is at the top of his game in this all-too-plausible future war scenario.