Nach Nimitz Class der neue U-Boot-Thriller von Patrick Robinson. China rüstet zur Seemacht auf, um Taiwan an sich zu reißen. Russland braucht Geld und verkauft U-Boote. Die USA sehen ihre Interessen bedroht. Eine tödliche Jagd beginnt und von ihrem Ausgang hängt der Weltfrieden ab.
Ein packendes militärisches Planspiel über die nahe Zukunft.
Those pesky Chinese are at it again. In the gripping techno-thriller sequel to Robinson's Nimitz Class (1997), the genre's new most favored villains have bought a number of highly capable, stealthy "kilo class" submarines from Russia to use as a threat against Taiwan. Navy Commander Cale "Boomer" Dunning, skipper of the nuclear-powered sub Columbia, is tapped to seek out and destroy the Kilos before the Chinese can take delivery. His assignment involves much derring-do, including a vividly described SEAL mission and a hair-raising transoceanic passage under the polar ice cap. Although Robinson excels in describing action scenes and armaments, careless writing and an abandoned subplot involving a hijacked researched vessel mar his tale. So does the smug assumption that our military knows best when to attack ships of another nation. Nevertheless, this is a sure hit for fans of military and adventure fiction. FYI: Nimitz Class is currently in production with Universal Studios.