Re: What are you reading now?
"Shattered Trident" by Larry Bond. Above average techno-thriller in the Tom Clancy vein.
Takes place in the South China Sea in 2016 where Vietnam, Japan, India, and a few others decide to go to war with China to pre-empt some oil-starved Chinese moves. The US is torn over how to handle it. Some good geopolitical insight into the near future. POV is mostly from a US attack nuclear sub trying to keep both sides from destroying each other while waiting for a diplomatic solution (sounds familiar?).
I used to read these kind of books all the time but fell out of the habit. Got it from the 14 day shelf at the Mason library and was a little surprised. Not at all formulaic and some thought went into it all. Ending was a little bit of a let-down, but not a bad resolution.
If you like this kind of book, it's pretty good.
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