Based on the other fine reviews of this book, at this juncture, my review would be redundant. All of the superlatives have been exhausted. It's true what they all say. If the term "streetwise" applies to military thrillers, then let the term apply to Capt. Meadows' Sixth Fleet. He writes with authority.
What was once the mightiest navy in the world is now but a shell of its former self. Yet the United States Navy is still a force to be reckoned with, and US Navy captain David Meadows has written a fine novel to show us why.
I very much enjoyed the raging battle scenes toward the end of the story. There is absolutely nothing good or grand about war, but I will note that Capt. Meadows did a masterful job at creating some very dramatic and very real battle scenes. The Americans and Italians are fighting the Libyans, both at sea and in the air.
I look forward to reading the entire Sixth Fleet series. The good news is that Capt. Meadows has recently contracted to do four more books. Well-done David. Cheers, shipmate.