The Art of War

The Art of War

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Grafton and Carmellini must prevent a surprise attack far more devastating than Pearl Harbor in this high octane thriller in Stephen Coonts's The Art of War .

"WHEN IT COMES TO MILITARY FICTION, COONTS REMAINS ON EVERY FAN'S A-LIST."-- BOOKLIST
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, America goes on high alert. But a far more ominous danger lurks closer to home: A nuclear weapon has been planted in the harbor at Norfolk, Virginia--site of 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 isassassinated and Jake Grafton is appointed to take his place, Jake gets wind of the conspiracy but has no idea when or where the attack will occur. Meanwhile, a series of assassinations--including an attempt on the life of the President of the United States--shakes the nation and deliberately masks a far more sinister objective. Can Jake and his right hand man, Tommy Carmellini, prevent a catastrophe far more devastating than Pearl Harbor and stop a plot to destroy the U.S. Navy?

"Coonts makes us see, smell, hear, taste, and feel battle."- Cleveland Plain-Dealer

"EXCITING AND REALISTIC--COONTS'S BEST."--Admiral Jay L. Johnson (Ret.), former Chief of Naval Operations

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781250041999
Branch Call Number: COO
Characteristics: 337 p. ;,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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seeker472
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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