- Mass Market Paperback: 449 pages
- Publisher: Forge; 1st mass market ed edition (1 Jun. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780765347008
- ISBN-13: 978-0765347008
- ASIN: 0765347008
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 3.1 x 17 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 729,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Dangerous Ground Mass Market Paperback – 1 Jun 2006
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Larry Bond is a master of his craft, and Dangerous Ground is the best submarine novel yet! --Walter J. Boyne "New York Times bestselling author of Operation Iraqi Freedom "
About the Author
Larry Bond is the author of several bestselling military thrillers, including "Crash Dive," "Cold Choices," "Red Phoenix" and the Larry Bond's First Team and Larry Bond's Red Dragon Rising series. He was a naval officer for six years, serving four on a destroyer and two on shore duty in the Washington DC area. He's also worked as a warfare analyst and antisubmarine technology expert, and he now writes and designs computer games, including Harpoon and Command at Sea. He makes his home in Springfield, Virginia.
Top Customer Reviews
This is a very slow book, definitely one for the fan, reminds me of the hours I spent on old Submarine simulators. But it definitely piles up to a flash point, then drops off again. Excellent really
The lead character is a newbie to the world of submarines, having previously been an airforce pilot who was injured and is no longer able to fly. This background generates considerable friction with his new ship-mates, which is explored to superb effect during the first few weeks of our hero's first submarine patrol. This may sound dull, but its tense and dramatic stuff, which I really enjoyed reading. I found myself wondering why this sort of stuff was not done in detail before by other authors.
The second half of the book follows more familiar lines, with a secret mission to undertake. Again, there is originality with the author's ideas, with unexpected and interesting decisions made by the leading characters.
The conclusion sets itself up nicely for a sequel, which I will look forward to reading, I have nothing bad to say about this book, I highly recommend it to those who enjoy sub thrillers, and are looking for something a bit cleverer than the average read.
Even when the next book in the series, Cold Choices, was published I still couldn't bring myself to pick up Dangerous Ground again. It wasn't until I read and enjoyed Bond's Red Dragon Rising series co-authored with Jim DeFelice and noticed that a third 'Jerry Mitchell' novel, Exit Plan, had been published and a fourth was on its way that I finally thought maybe it was worth giving the series another stab. Eight years after buying Dangerous Ground I finally sat down and gave it a second chance, and guess what...its still full of slightly tedious details of day-to-day submarine operations and the dialogue is still lumpen.
However, if you persevere with it as I did this time around it slowly begins to improve.Read more ›
book about modern naval matters, especially relating to
Submarines, is not altogether easy. Bombarded with all kinds
of abbreviations makes for some difficulty and then this is
followed by an alien ranking system, v. R.N., and terminology.
Perseverance is paying off with a nice story, not only about
nautical activity but also about the fascinating area of
relationships with men at sea in close quarters with one another
together with the tensions that come with the inevitable dangers
of life 'under the waves'. What an amazing story! It caught me
locked in for 'every read' even though a lot of the language
made full understanding of some of the detail very difficult
to really grasp (81%). In spite of the hurdles, referred to, I
thoroughly enjoyed this book so much so that I shall give my
'draft' from tall ships to submarines an extension so that I can
purchase and read number two in this very exciting genre.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A novel back story that leads into. Rip roaring yarn.
If the rest of the series is as good as this first book then the reader is in for one hell of a ride.
A throughly good read, well written and thought throughout. Hopefully the start of an exiting and gripping series. Well worth reading.Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
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