Whenever Moscow sanctions the sale of the sinister Kilo to a Middle Eastern nation, the Pentagon reacts with barely controlled fury. But Kilo Class, the chilling new novel by Patrick Robinson, posits the far greater but no less real threat -- Russia's acceptance of an order for 10 newly built Kilos... from the Chinese.
The US Department of Defense is well aware of China's intention to shut the US Carrier Battle Groups out of the Taiwan Straits and then to reclaim, by military force if necessary, the rich independent island that sits only 100 miles off China's eastern coastline.
A strike force of patrolling Kilos could achieve that objective for Beijing, and two of the 10 Kilos have already been delivered. Kilo Class is about US attempts to foil delivery of the other eight. The President's new National Security Adviser, the irascible Texas admiral Arnold Morgan, prepares to send the US Navy's deadliest Black Ops hit squads deep into dark Russian waters. Their missions are executed under the most crushing code of secrecy. One mistake could literally start World War III. The decision is sanctioned by the President of the United States. Now, the world's three most powerful nations silently lock horns -- Russia, determined to deliver the submarines to Shanghai for a payment of billions of dollars; China, determined to reclaim Taiwan by frightening off the US aircraft carriers; and the United States, brutally determined that those Kilos will never fly the flag of China above their bridges.
Out in the terrible depths of the icy North Atlantic, the US Black Ops nuclear submarine awaits its chance, guided by the silent American satellites passing overhead. Deep inside the remote waterways of northern Russia, a team of elite Navy SEALs prepare an extraordinary operation of destruction and mayhem. Moscow brings in an iron cordon of an escort for the submarine deliveries, as Commander Boomer Dunning, the Black Ops captain from Cape Cod, races his 7,000-ton nuclear vessel beneath the polar ice cap to head them off.
Kilo Class is a taut, page-turning techno-thriller of the highest quality, grounded in fact and ringing with unmistakable authenticity. it is the story of a breathtaking race against time. Peppered with unforgettable characters, it takes the reader into the heart of the control room of a hunter-killer Los Angeles submarine. Most important, it reveals the cold-blooded brutality of the United States Navy, operating at the top of the game.
Arms transfers -- Russia (Federation) -- Fiction
China -- Fiction
China -- Foreign relations -- Taiwan -- Fiction
China -- Foreign relations -- United States -- Fiction
International relations -- Fiction
Nuclear submarines -- Fiction
Special forces (Military science)
Special forces (Military science) -- Fiction
Special forces (Military science) -- United States -- Fiction
Taiwan -- Fiction
Taiwan -- Foreign relations -- China -- Fiction
United States -- Foreign relations -- China -- Fiction
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|Grouping Title||kilo class|
|Grouping Author||robinson patrick|
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|Last Indexed||2019-07-15 20:03:44PM|
|auth_author2||Guidall, George,, Lang, Stephen, 1952-|
|author||Robinson, Patrick, 1939-|
|author2-role||Guidall, George,narrator., Lang, Stephen,1952-|Narrator, hoopla digital.|
|detailed_location_santafe||Main, Online Hoopla Collection|
|display_description||It's one of the stealthiest, most dangerous underwater warships ever built-and it's about to set off World War III. Silent at less than five knots and capable of a massive nuclear warhead punch, it's the 240-foot Russian Kilo Class submarine. Strapped for hard cash, the Russians have produced ten new Kilos for Beijing. The Chinese have already received three of the subs and now the last seven are ready to be delivered-a code-red situation the Pentagon must avert. Armed with a full strike force of Kilos, China can cripple American interests, shatter the balance of power, and successfully achieve the unthinkable in the Pacific Rim. But not if the newly appointed National Security Adviser, wily Texas admiral Arnold Morgan, can stop them-using the navy's deadliest covert forces. In a breathtaking race against time, a team of Navy SEALs penetrates deep inside the remote waters of northern Russia on a daring mission of destruction. And in the icy darkness of the North Atlantic, a brave U.S. captain takes his 7,000-ton nuclear vessel on a hair-raising trip beneath the polar ice cap to head off a powerful Russian cordon determined to transport the Kilos at any cost. Horns locked in a tense game of geomilitary survival, each of the world' three most powerful nations knows that one mistake will mean all-out war.|
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|publishDate||1998, 2004, 2009|
|record_details||hoopla:MWT11587429|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Abridged.|English|Harper Collins Publishers ,|2004.|1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 49 min.)) : digital., hoopla:MWT11664623|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Harper Collins Publishers,|1998.|1 online resource (1 audio file (960 min.)) : digital., hoopla:MWT11920859|eBook|eBook||English|Harper Collins Publishers,|2009.|1 online resource, ils:.b11762627|Book|Books||English|Arrow,|1998.|xv, 539 p., 1 map ; 18 cm.|
|subject_facet||Arms transfers -- Russia (Federation) -- Fiction, China -- Fiction, China -- Foreign relations -- Taiwan -- Fiction, China -- Foreign relations -- United States -- Fiction, Electronic books, International relations -- Fiction, Nuclear submarines -- Fiction, Sea stories, Special forces (Military science) -- Fiction, Special forces (Military science) -- United States -- Fiction, Taiwan -- Fiction, Taiwan -- Foreign relations -- China -- Fiction, United States -- Foreign relations -- China -- Fiction|
|title_full||Kilo class / Patrick Robinson, Kilo class [electronic resource] / Patrick Robinson|
|topic_facet||Arms transfers, Electronic books, Fiction, Foreign relations, International relations, Nuclear submarines, Special forces (Military science)|