SSN, Paperback
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


From the author of The Hunt for Red October comes a compelling new exploration of submarine warfare developed alongside his new interactive CD-ROM combat game - Tom Clancy's SSN.

America is at war. China has invaded the oil-rich Spratly Islands. The American response has been swift - and deadly. And the Third World War has begun...Captain Bartholomew Mackey is the skipper of the USS Cheyenne, a nuclear submarine dispatched to the Spratlys to protect a carrier group.

But in a few moments, the Cheyenne's mission - and the world - have changed, as a tense situation has exploded into a full-scale war of nightmarish proportions.

Tom Clancy presents fifteen thrilling scenarios - fact-based mission profiles for Captain Mackey and the Cheyenne - stirring plots and characters, perfectly accurate details, and the chilling knowledge that it really could happen...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages, maps
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780006510277



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Strange book, compiled from scenarios in the computer game of the same name, concerned solely with the tactics of submarine warfare in a China vs US situation. No characterisation or suspense at all, and highly unlikely success rate achieved by the US submarine. Of interest only to those who like to read about submarine tactics. Has usual anti-Chinese bias but no bad language, which is a plus for a Clancy book.

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