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Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War

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Rich Orlow

14 Hours 28 Minutes

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June 2015

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The year is 2026. China has taken over as the world's largest economy, while the United States, mired in an oil shortage, struggles to adjust to its diminished role. Then, a surprise attack throws the U.S. into a chaos unseen since Pearl Harbor. As the enemy takes control, the survival of the nation will depend upon the most unlikely forces: the Navy's antiquated Ghost Fleet and a cadre of homegrown terrorists. Ghost Fleet is unique in that every piece of technology featured in the novel already exists or is in the works. Peter W. Singer is Senior Fellow and Director of the 21st Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institution and a consultant for the US Department of Defense and FBI. August Cole is a journalist and writer specializing in national security issues and is an Adjunct Fellow at the American Security Project.

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  • Ryan M

    Relevant, illuminating, and an engrossing story. As a military person, I can authoritatively say that the book is frighteningly plausible. I only wish that ending of the next Great War is as predictable as the one portrayed in the book.

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  • Rod M.

    I found this electrifying!

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  • Patricia A V.

    The narration of this novel was excellent. There was sufficient character differentiation to follow who was speaking and gain some understanding of the hierarchy of the characters. The story itself didn’t fall into the realm of enjoyable fiction. The story line was frequently broken by an abrupt switch in scene and location. As the reader, I never developed much interest in any of the characters and the story, such as it was, seemed an interminable jumble of events that were not well joined together in a cohesive plot. I was happy with the ending and I was glad when the book was finished. This was NOT a book to be listened to as an audiobook. It would have a lot to appeal to military and technology buffs in the written (page and paper) form. My understanding is that the text of this book is well referenced and footnoted which offer materials for further information. In fact, the story might be easier to follow if the reader could turn back to refer to a previous scene in attempting to move forward with the story. It’s pretty hard to follow in audio form.

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  • Lynn S.

    Found myself cheering as the action unfolds. Loved the advanced tech. As an electronic's. tech I know how close most of this technology is.

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  • Brian M.

    Was not sure what ti expect ! I found it to be a great read! The attention to detail showed the author had conducted a great deal of research. A chilling reminder that the world is not a very stable place and anything is possible with the type of sinister warfare that could be unleashed if so desired.

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  • Michael A.

    Very busy, from the first shot to the last.

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  • Gilbert Sanchez

    Pretty good! Has a lot of modern facets to it. But then again some of the futuristic technology is really far fetched. Highly recommended to those in the cyber warfare community.

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  • Mathew Healy

    This is really a great read. Interesting story line and very intelligently written

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  • Stephen Young

    This book just made me mad it was written so poorly. I couldn't finish it. The idea is outlandish and I didn't care about any of the characters. Depressing.

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