Ghost Fleet

Ghost Fleet

A Novel of the Next World War

eBook - 2015
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"A novel that reads like science fiction but bristles with rich detail about how the next World War could be fought." —Vice"A modern-day successor to tomes such as The Hunt for Red October from the late Tom Clancy." —USA Today What Will World War III Look Like? Ghost Fleet is a page-turning imagining of a war set in the not-too-distant future. Navy captains battle through a modern-day Pearl Harbor; fighter pilots duel with stealthy drones; teenage hackers fight in digital playgrounds; Silicon Valley billionaires mobilize for cyber-war; and a serial killer carries out her own vendetta. Ultimately, victory will depend on who can best blend the lessons of the past with the weapons of the future. But what makes the story even more notable is that every trend and technology in book—no matter how sci-fi it may seem—is real. The debut novel by two leading experts on the cutting edge of national security, Ghost Fleet has drawn praise as a new kind of technothriller while also becoming the new "must-read" for military leaders around the world. "A wild book, a real page-turner." —The Economist "Ghost Fleet is a thrilling trip through a terrifyingly plausible tomorrow. This is not just an excellent book, but an excellent book by those who know what they are talking about. Prepare to lose some sleep."—D. B. Weiss, writer of HBO's Game of Thrones "It's exciting, but it's terrifying at the same time."—General Robert Neller, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps
Publisher: 2015.
ISBN: 9780544145979
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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SEBoiko
Oct 07, 2015

For our freedom and yours.

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SEBoiko
Oct 07, 2015

...: anything goes in the name of freedom.

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SEBoiko
Oct 07, 2015

Use the normal force to engage; use the extra ordinary to win.

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SEBoiko
Oct 07, 2015

To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands; but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.

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SEBoiko
Oct 07, 2015

To sub due an enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.

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SEBoiko
Oct 07, 2015

It's never about choosing the best option; it's about choosing the least bad of the bad options.

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SEBoiko
Oct 07, 2015

May all our enemies die screaming,...

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SEBoiko
Oct 07, 2015

On terrain from which there is no way out, take the battle to the enemy.

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SEBoiko
Oct 07, 2015

In wartime, even idiots can be useful.

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SEBoiko
Oct 07, 2015

..., is a reason not to go to war. People love making money.

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mammothhawk229e
Feb 08, 2017

Bibliography helped sell plausible novel. Not bad for first effort.

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stewstealth
Oct 12, 2016

Some good details but not a very original story nor great narrative. The characterizations were done well. The story could have used a little more political intrigue. Worth it if you are interested.

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SeattleSaul
Oct 16, 2015

Although imaginative and not too far-fetched it did not convince me that the antagonists had enough cause to make their hazardous attack on the United States. Many of the futuristic and nearly so ones are heavily footnoted to refer to web pages to an annoying degree. The story features a Chinese Pearl Harbor attack and cyber warfare. I plowed through the pages to find out what would happen even though I knew I would not be surprised when I found out. The last 50 pages are the best written, most character intense and keep the action going.
Overall, not bad, and one may gain technical knowledge from the two authors who have the credentials to speculate about near-future warfare.

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SEBoiko
Oct 07, 2015

Global War between China and the United States. Drawn from real-world trends in cyber tech, intelligence, and defense.

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StarGladiator
Sep 12, 2015

I skimmed this book a short while ago, so silly I wasn't going to comment on it, but since it's in the queue: they offshored all the jobs, technology, investment AND personal data to China [yes, NOT a single so-called journalist could report that Einstein 3 - - the OPM's security program - - had been coded offshore?!?!?!?] so who cares about any of this nonsense? If corporate stooge, Singer, is so concerned about China, let them offshore the next war to them!

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lykinsj
Jul 05, 2015

The authors are specialists in the field of current and future high tech warfare threats. This book, their first fiction, parades a sequence of possible actions ina near future war with China.
The characterizations are a little thin, but the possibilities of all out warfare across all facets of society are frightening.
A great read even if you take as just a techno-thriller.

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