The Art of War

The Art of War

A Novel

Book - 2016
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"The Chinese dragon is flexing its muscles. As its military begins to prey on neighbors in the South China Sea, attacking fishing vessels and scheming to seize natural resources, the US goes on high alert. But a far more ominous danger lurks closer to home: a Chinese sleeper cell has planted a nuclear weapon in the harbor at Norfolk, Virginia, the biggest naval base on the planet. The target: a secret rendezvous of the Atlantic Fleet aircraft carriers and their battle groups. When the CIA director is assassinated and Jake Grafton is appointed to take his place, he gets wind of the conspiracy, but has no idea when or where the attack will occur. In the meantime, a series of assassinations, including an attempt on the life of the President, shake the country and deliberately mask a far more sinister objective. Can Jake Grafton and his right hand man, Tommy Carmellini, stop the plot to destroy the US Navy?"--
Publisher: New York, New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781250041999
1250041996
Characteristics: 337 pages ; 25 cm

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SEBoiko
Mar 15, 2016

We're all going to die. That's the way life works. The only issue of any interest is when.

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SEBoiko
Mar 15, 2016

Ignorance may not be bliss, but they can't convict you for it.

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SEBoiko
Mar 15, 2016

Treaties are only paper when the shooting starts.

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SEBoiko
Mar 15, 2016

The military needed the party, and the party needed the military to enforce its will upon the people.

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Mar 15, 2016

..., corruption was ubiquitous in the Orient,...

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Jul 15, 2016

Good book. Fast paced, well written. The plot just carries along to the end. I enjoyed it very much.

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jdavidrobson
May 24, 2016

Very slow start for the first few chapters but eventual provides the expected thrill ride.

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stan_jetton
Mar 03, 2016

Short and sweet: One of Coonts best. I looked forward to reading it each evening.

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