America

America

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
When the USS America, the latest and most intricate nuclear submarine, is stolen, Admiral Jake Grafton is called in to investigate the matter and soon learns that whoever is masterminding this operation means business when missiles are launched, destroying the top floor of the White House and an airliner, and Jake must race against time to stop the destruction.

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Hundreds of people have gathered to watch the launching of the U.S.S. America - the United States' newest and most sophisticated nuclear submarine. Then, the unthinkable happens: armed men emerge from the tugboat that is leading her to sea, board the submarine, and man her controls. Before the destroyers nearby can react, the sub disappears. Admiral Jake Grafton is resting at his Delaware beach house when he is asked to find out who has stolen the submarine and why. He learns that a rogue CIA group, originally trained to steal a Russian submarine, may be behind the operation. And soon it becomes clear that, whatever their purpose, they mean business: within hours a missile launched from the submarine destroys the top floor of the White House and a second missile knocks out the electrical power in the heart of Washington and fells an airliner. The race is on to find the submarine, determine who is behind the nightmare scenario and - most critically - how to stop it.

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& Taylor

When the U.S.S. America, the latest and most intricate nuclear submarine, is stolen, Admiral Jake Grafton investigates and soon learns that whoever is masterminding this operation means business when missiles are launched.

Publisher: New York, N.Y : St. Martin's, 2001
ISBN: 9780312253417
0312253419
Characteristics: p. ; cm

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billmacrotarian
Sep 09, 2015

America was my first exposure to a Coonts techno-thriller. The danger with techno-thrillers is that they can become out of date very quickly or they are too far-fetched for the willing suspension of disbelief. Also, many thrillers that involved terrorism became obsolete in 2001 when America was published. However, America does not fall into either of these traps. Given the premise that a satellite system could be hacked and a brand new submarine stolen; all works reasonably well. My biggest problem was the failure of an assassination attempt on series hero Jake Grafton. The author relied on dumb luck. Also, bringing civilian wives along for the climactic scene at sea wouldn’t happen. However, the sub versus sub battle and climactic scenes more than made up for those flaws.

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marquessa
Sep 26, 2013

Very good read. Let's hope we can keep an eye on computer geeks out to prove a point or make a buck in a vulnerable world. Fans will continue to respect Jake Grafton and the America he loves. Basically Coonts does it again!

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rahmmie
Feb 16, 2011

Entertaining, well-written, even if the plot stretched the limits of credibility

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