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Ghost Fleet
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Ghost Fleet
A Novel of the Next World War
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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

"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

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    April 6, 2015
    Tom Clancy fans will relish Singer and Cole’s first novel, a chilling vision of what might happen in a world war launched by a Chinese sneak attack on America’s eyes and brains in outer space. Singer, a military strategist, and Cole, a former defense-industry analyst for the Wall Street Journal, easily wed their knowledge to a fast-moving plot and characters who make an impression, even the minor characters who appear briefly. After the global economy tanks, urban workers’ riots sweep China, but instead of repressing the workers themselves, the military ousts the Communist leaders, clearing the way for a new government. When the Chinese strike, the Americans fight back. Among the many heroes is Cmdr. James Simmons, who assumes command of the USS Coronado when its captain is killed. Detailed endnotes documenting the real-world technologies and trends behind the book make the fiction even more plausible. Agent: Dan Mandel, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates.

  • Library Journal

    August 1, 2015

    Making their fiction debut, 21st-century warfare expert Singer (Wired for War) and Cole, a former Wall Street Journal defense industry reporter, bring an original approach to the military technothriller. In this near-future tale about a joint simultaneous attack on the United States by Russia and China, the authors describe all aspects of war from air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace. The action moves constantly from seats of government to a retired World War II ship stationed in the Pacific. The blending of modern capabilities with old skills is effectively demonstrated by the newly appointed Commander Simmons in the unenviable position of managing an old ship that includes his father as one of the crew. VERDICT Enthusiastically recommended for fans of speculative fiction and war strategy. The authors provide extensive endnotes that support their chilling predictions. [See Kristi Chadwick's Mystery Spotlight, "Not Your Usual Suspects," LJ 4/15/15.--Ed.]

    Copyright 2015 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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