The sometimes turbulent relationships among the crew effectively counterpoint the dangers waiting just outside. Then they get orders for what could be called a suicide mission. Back on shore, Tremain is offered a pass home, but he opts to stay, sensing that the Mackerel to which he has become attached is about to be sent on a suicide mission. As the balance of the war slowly shifts in Britain's favour, Lieutenant-Commander Steven Marshall brings his battle-scarred submarine into home port. Contention and interplay among the officers was the main theme behind the actual mission action. Cannot wait to listen to the next of the series! With its brisk pacing and wealth of military detail, Cooke's much-heralded debut bearing prominent blurbs from Nelson DeMille, W.
Tim Campbell does an excellent job narrating the book. It may be on par with Run Silent, Run Deep. The fortune was there for the taking, and ready to grab it were a blue-blooded oilman with his own offshore rig, a gangster so cold and independent that even the Mafia couldn't do business with him and a psychopathic hired assassin. Contention and interplay among the officers was the main theme behind the actual mission action. And once in Asian waters, he and his submarine find themselves involved in a hidden, undeclared conflict beneath the sea. It was very well written and narrated. As the story develops there is an officer who is a bully, a new captain and a brand-new Ensign, Mr.
But Lieutenant Commander Jack Tremain is determined to whip into shape a boat that's returned from a hellish patrol and make the Japanese pay--even if this is his last mission ever. The loss of even one more American sub could be devastating. Great Historical Naval Fiction This is a new author for me. . Cameron Cooke was a United States Naval submarine officer and that background allows him to bring reality to his writing. This book is in my top ten books that I've listened to through audible.
Although Ursa is small, under armed and frustratingly slow, she succeeds, on her 17th Mediterranean cruise, in sinking a German tank-transporter. The exotic places providing bases for the American Navy - Manila, Shanghai, Tsingtao - and their strange cultures, histories, and people engaged his driving curiosity and sharp mind. Campbell is an opera singer, actor, voice over artist and audiobook narrator. Details of the action made picturing the scene in my mind very easy. Frank and beautifully written, this book will be of lasting value as a submarine history by an expert and as an enduring military and political analysis. Excellent Period Accuracy This novel is set in late 1943 and compares well with the accounts of submariners who survived the war and wrote about there experiences.
I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible. I recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in war novels especially those related to related to submarines. Did it make you laugh or cry? This novel kept me glued to the story. Believable story line; mystery; great mix of characters; love interest. I liked the style of making each character become the lead player at a moment in time. Although the narrator reminded me of the boss in 'Team America' it was narrated well and was easy to tell the different characters apart.
Shattered by the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor, the U. Synopsis Shattered by the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor, the U. Cooke describes the fear and difficult relationships of the demoralized crew as they slowly rebuild their confidence and team-ship. Appalled at his family's extravagant lifestyle, Crown Prince Nasir vows to end the careless and destructive rule and sets in motion a top-secret operation to destroy the Saudi oil industry and bankrupt the monarch. This is a new author for me. But Tremain is determined to make the Japanese pay.
But Lieutenant Commander Jack Tremain is determined to whip into shape a boat th Shattered by the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor, the U. Then t This is a new author for me. Every enemy ship that slips through means more lives lost. Overall a audible purchase of this book will not make anyone thing they made a bad choice. Jack Tremaine, has been assigned to command the Mackerel.
This was an action-packed novel which made me wanting to come back for more. If the enemy collapse in North Africa is to be exploited, every experienced man will be needed. Cameron Cooke Adult content: No Language: English Has Image Descriptions: No Categories: Submitted By: Bookshare Staff Usage Restrictions: This is a copyrighted book. The loss of even one more submarine could be devastating--and every enemy ship that slips through means more lives lost. Tim Campbell does an excellent job narrating the book.