Tipping Point: The War with China - The First Salvo (Dan Lenson Novels #15) (Mass Market)

An action-packed, utterly authentic story of duty, war, and the stress of command by the most popular living author of American sea fiction
David Poyer
In Tipping Point, medal of Honor Holder Captain Dan Lenson, USN, takes an experimental missile crusier into the Indian Ocean just as the first theater nuclear war sets off a titanic struggle between China and the U.S. His command of the USS Savo Island is threatened when he’s called home to testify before Congress. Shaken by the near end of his career, Lenson is determined to make do with a damaged ship—and an increasingly divided crew—as he heads to Eastern shores.

“First-class storytelling by a master of the genre.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

But what begins as routine patrol turns ominous when an unknown assailant begins assaulting female crew members. Meanwhile, a war is being waged in Asia, pirates continue to threaten the shipping lanes, and a deadly tsunami is on the rise. Now it’s up to Lenson—under fire both at sea and back in Washington—to unite and heal the Savo Island, and use her unique but still not battle-ready ability to intercept ballistic missiles, to do nothing less than prevent worldwide nuclear destruction. And time is running out. . .

This edition of the book is the deluxe, tall rack mass market paperback.

DAVID POYER's sea career included service in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Arctic, Caribbean, and Pacific. He's the author of over forty novels and works of nonfiction including the War with China series: Tipping Point, Onslaught, Hunter Killer, and Deep War. Poyer's work has been required reading in the Literature of the Sea course at the U.S. Naval Academy, along with that of Joseph Conrad and Herman Melville. He lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Product Details ISBN: 9781250123268
ISBN-10: 1250123267
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date: December 6th, 2016
Pages: 496
Language: English
Series: Dan Lenson Novels

“Don't expect any of the plotlines to be wrapped up neatly, as in so many novels. This is an ongoing sea saga filled with more trouble than any captain and crew should have to endure. First-class storytelling by a master of the genre.” —Kirkus (starred review)

"Poyer combines a deep knowledge of all things seaworthy (including the latest technology) with a grasp of geopolitics, insight into the human heart, and a philosophic temperament. Try this book - you may be hooked." –Christianity Today

Praise for The Cruiser:

“The action is so detailed that readers paying close attention could take over the captain's chair and drive the boat themselves.” —Publishers Weekly

“Poyer is a master of the modern sea adventure, pitting both men and women against unseen enemies and turbulent waves.” —Kirkus