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A Naval Thriller,
This review is from: Korea Strait (Dan Lenson Novels) (Mass Market Paperback)
I have not read the previous nine Dan Lenson novels and though reference is made to his previous experiences that I have learned a couple of those books cover I found this book could stand on its own. In 'Korea Strait' Navy commander Dan Lenson oversees an international military training exercise off the Korean peninsula. He is assigned to a tactical analysis group and sent as far as way from Washington, D.C. and as far from an active sea command as the U.S. Navy can do for reasons alluded too. Yet the commander ends up as more than an observer on a Korean Naval Vessel as tensions rise between North and South Korea. Stationed off the South Korean peninsula on this South Korean ship, the commander must not only work his diplomatic and interpersonal relationship with his host country but also with the new team he has been sent to command as he performs under adverse conditions. On top of all this stress Lenson ends up being part of a pursuit of a fleet of rogue submarines that are armed with nuclear weapons, risking his career and life in what he believes is an attempt to avert disaster. Reading this book it is obvious that this author is very knowledgeable on military terms and on modern naval warfare that includes Anti-Submarine Warfare and this knowledge makes the book more enjoyable. Note: One warning the book does have strong language and some violence.