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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read - except why are the SEALS such massive heroes.
As expected a great read, but also as expected why are we made to feel that Navy SEALS are such superheroes, Atention to detail is superb but the constant reference to the prowess of NAVY SEALS is very irritating.
Published on 11 May 2001

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not great.
This is the sequel to "Nimitz Class", but it stands alone as it merely refers to a few events in Robinson's earlier books. The main plot revolves around the US destroying Russian submarines destined for China, but also includes a rather bizarre subplot concerning Taiwan building a secret base in Antarctica, possibly because the "main" plot doesn't really have enough meat...
Published on 17 May 2004 by Peter Symonds


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3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not great., 17 May 2004
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This is the sequel to "Nimitz Class", but it stands alone as it merely refers to a few events in Robinson's earlier books. The main plot revolves around the US destroying Russian submarines destined for China, but also includes a rather bizarre subplot concerning Taiwan building a secret base in Antarctica, possibly because the "main" plot doesn't really have enough meat for a full novel.
On the plus side its an interesting, fast paced novel, but whereas "Nimitz Class" did seem plausible, this seemed a little unlikely. Apparently Russia can't afford NOT to sell Subs to China so the US have no option but to sink them. Apparently America paying the Russians the value of the subs in exchange for the cancelling the deal or threatening to cancel existing loans is too humdrum an option for the author. Certainly no non-military options even seem to be considered. I hope a real US president may just think twice before sending special forces into the heart of Russia.
I odn't know why British author Patrick Robinson writes about Americans... maybe they just have more exciting equipment than the rather budget starved Royal Navy. He doesn't seem comfortable writing about American characters...he seems to have created a world where all Americans are Donald Rumsfeld which is a shame because he's clearly a talented author. When he writes about what he knows his knowledge and immagination really comes through. Sadly "Admiral Morgan" is a rather one dimensional sub-Dale Brown character. I've just bought "HMS Unseen" and hope its up to the standard of Nimitz Class.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read - except why are the SEALS such massive heroes., 11 May 2001
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As expected a great read, but also as expected why are we made to feel that Navy SEALS are such superheroes, Atention to detail is superb but the constant reference to the prowess of NAVY SEALS is very irritating.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun read but not quite his best, 6 Jan 2000
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Another in the saga of submarine warfare. Whilst this book is very enjoyable (especially if you have read the others set around these characters) it is not as good as the books either side of it in the chronology. As commented elsewhere, it teeters on the edge of being unbelievable and then at the end just falls off the edge!
Worth reading
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, especially for the price., 2 May 2014
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I owned all of the Patrick Robinson books years ago and somehow misplaced them, I've recently downloaded them to my Kindle and am enjoying them immensely. Hard to put down once you've started.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nonsense, but thoroughly enjoyable nonsense, 27 April 2014
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Are you reading this book because you want a super-plausible hypothetical military history? If so, go and read a different book. This ain't the one for you.

It is thoroughly implausible, but at the same time is quite entertaining. No nation comes out very well (the Americans as murderers, the Russians as poverty-stricken imbeciles and the Chinese/Taiwanese as cartoon baddies) but if you put all of that to one side and read it as a story, it's great fun. Read it, enjoy it, but don't think too hard about the plot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars kilo class, 14 April 2014
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And now China have bought a Russian aircraft carrier! Sometimes (like Clancy) Robinson see's the future before we do. Excellent read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Robinson gets better with each novel., 10 Mar 2014
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Another masterpiece by a true craftsman. Compulsive reading from start to finish as he creates suspense, intrigue and drama with practically every page.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking good read, 22 Feb 2014
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The story takes the reader through two hemispheres of stealth, fast action and subterfuge.I would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in the sea,submarine warfare, and excitement
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good, 29 Jan 2014
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so true to these times, another great book by this author, the research just excellent and such a good storyline
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant author, 12 Nov 2013
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Read the whole series and what a great run of books. The characters all work really well together and Mr Robinson has a great way of telling a story. Simply brilliant books
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