Onslaught chronicles Captain Dan Lenson’s latest challenge as the U.S. Navy struggles to hold Taiwan, Korea, and Japan against a massive Chinese offensive. The prize: domination of Asia and the Western Pacific.
As the United States’ computer, satellite, and financial networks are ravaged by coordinated cyberwar attacks, China and its Associated Powers begin to roll up and intimidate American allies, launching invasions of India, Taiwan, South Korea, and Okinawa. USS Savo Island, captained by Lenson, is one of the few forces left to stop them. But with a crew under attack from an unknown assailant aboard their own ship, and rapidly running out of ordnance against waves of enemy missiles and torpedoes, can Dan and his scratch-team task force hold the line? Or will the U.S. lose the Pacific—and perhaps much more—to an aggressive and expansionist new People’s Empire?
The most explosive novel yet in the long-running Dan Lenson series, David Poyer's Onslaught follows Tipping Point to unfold an utterly convincing scenario of how a global war with China could unfold.
Poyer's superb 16th thriller featuring Capt. Daniel V. Lenson., USN, steams into the roughest waters yet as China continues its smash and grab for world power. In addition to mounting a defense against Chinese aggression toward such Pacific Rim nations as Taiwan and Japan, Dan has to run a ship, the USS Savo Island, where a rapist is on the loose. A host of other problems pile on his shoulders, until just staying upright and functioning becomes problematic. Meanwhile, Dan's wife, Blair Titus, is running for Congress in a U.S. gradually disintegrating into chaos, and SEAL Master Chief Petty Officer Theodore Harlett Oberg is preparing his aging and battered body for a mission that will thrust him into a situation so dire that he wishes he were dead rather than alive. But the keel of the story the naval battles with China are always foremost, and Poyer is among the best authors, present or past, to write these electrifying scenes. Military-action fans will eagerly await the second installment in what appears to be a distinct story arc within the larger series.