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Todd Tucker's COLLAPSE DEPTH

Todd Tucker's COLLAPSE DEPTH

Book review by Dennis D. McDonald

COLLAPSE DEPTH is one of the first thrillers I’ve read in a long time. It deserves that genre tag. 

Just about everything that can go wrong on a nuclear sub on a dangerous mission does go wrong.

Having recently read Andrew Karam’s RIG SHIP FOR ULTRA QUIET much of the detail in COLLAPSE DEPTH rings true including the crew’s constant search for sleeptime. Characters are economically but well drawn, technical information is clear, the personality contrast between the Captain and the XO is entertainingly illustrated, and there’s just enough time devoted to “the wives back home” to play out one of the most interesting sub-themes of the book, i.e., “No matter what technology you’re using secrets get out in the real world.”

This was a real page turner and I’m happy to add it to my list of favorite submarine books.

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Review copyright (c) 2014 by Dennis D. McDonald

David McCullough’s THE PATH BETWEEN THE SEAS

David McCullough’s THE PATH BETWEEN THE SEAS

Richard Foreman’s SWORD OF EMPIRE: CENTURION

Richard Foreman’s SWORD OF EMPIRE: CENTURION