America: A Jake Grafton Novel

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Macmillan, Jun 30, 2009 - Fiction - 464 pages
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The USS Virginia is America's newest and most sophisticated nuclear powered submarine and hundreds of people have gathered to watch her launch. Then, the unthinkable happens: out of the cabin of the tugboat leading her out to sea emerge a band of armed men who board the submarine and man her controls. Before the destroyers nearby can react, the sub disappears: half of the men on board are slaughtered and half are put out to sea.

Admiral Jake Grafton is resting at his Delaware beach house when he gets the call that the ultimate catastrophe is at hand: who has stolen the submarine and why? Grafton's first information is that a rogue CIA group, originally trained to steal Russian technology during the Cold War is behind the operation. Soon it becomes clear that, whatever their purpose, they mean business: within hours a missile launched from the submarine destroys the top floor of the White House and an airliner crashes carrying 283 passengers is felled by a second missile. The race is on to find out where the submarine is, who is behind the nightmare scenario and how to stop it. Stephen Coonts, the author of the St. Martin's Press New York Times bestsellers FORTUNES OF WAR, CUBA and HONG KONG is back with his hero Jake Grafton for another gripping novel of international suspense.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
12
Section 3
42
Section 4
56
Section 5
72
Section 6
92
Section 7
111
Section 8
135
Section 13
242
Section 14
262
Section 15
274
Section 16
296
Section 17
308
Section 18
327
Section 19
346
Section 20
361

Section 9
157
Section 10
185
Section 11
203
Section 12
223
Section 21
379
Section 22
393
Section 23
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STEPHEN COONTS is the author of fourteen New York Times bestselling books that have been translated and published around the world.  A former naval aviator and Vietnam combat veteran, he is a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of Colorado School of Law. He and his wife reside in Colorado.  Visit his website at www.Coonts.com.

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