Korea Strait by David Poyer
A Novel (Dan Lenson Novels)

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United States Navy officer and Medal of Honor winner Dan Lenson’s mission is to observe an international military exercise involving the navies of South Korea, Japan, Australia, and America.

It should be routine duty for Dan, but old alliances are unraveling, as North Korea threatens the U.S. and China expands its influence. Acting as both adviser and adversary to a ruthless South Korean task force commander, Dan must stop a wolfpack of unidentified submarines, armed with nuclear weapons, which is trying to elude Allied surveillance and penetrate the Sea of Japan. Is it the start of an invasion . . . or an elaborate feint, to divert attention from a devastating attack?

Battling faulty weapons, a complacent Washington establishment, and a fierce typhoon season at sea, Dan must act on his own---even if doing so means the end of his career, the lives of his observers, and the risk of nuclear war. Featuring fierce action at sea and political intrigue at the highest levels, Korea Strait is both a first-class thriller and a prescient look at how the next major war might begin.


About David Poyer

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DAVID POYER's naval career included service in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Arctic, Caribbean, and Pacific. His thirty-plus books, including twenty sea novels, have been translated into Italian, Dutch, Japanese, and other languages. He's also written sailing, diving, and nautical history articles for Chesapeake Bay, Southern Boating, Shipmate, Tidewater Virginian, and other periodicals. His work has been required reading in the Literature of the Sea course at the U.S. Naval Academy, along with that of Joseph Conrad and Herman Melville. He lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with his wife and daughter, with whom he explores the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic coast in their sloop, Water Spirit.
Published December 10, 2007 by St. Martin's Press. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, War, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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American observers sail into the thick of a vicious naval confrontation between the two Koreas.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Korea Strait: A Novel (Dan Le...

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The taut 10th entry in Poyer's series featuring U.S. Navy commander Dan Lenson (following The Threat ) is rich in the naval detail fans have come to expect.

Sep 24 2007 | Read Full Review of Korea Strait: A Novel (Dan Le...

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