Read Blackmail (Trident Deception #4) Online Free - The U.S. aircraft carrier patrolling the Western Pacific Ocean is severely damaged by a surprise salvo of cruise missiles. While the Russian government officially apologizes, claiming it was the result of fire control accident during a training exercise, it was instead a calculated provocation. With the U.S. Pacific fleet already severely under strength, the Russian President decides that the US response is a clear indication of their weakness, militarily and politically, and initiates a bold plan.
Political unrest is spreading through the Eastern European states. The Russian Northern Fleet moves swiftly in the Mediterranean Sea, the Russian army is moving west to the border, and Russian Baltic and Black Sea Fleets are mobilized. In one bold strike, the Russian army moves to reoccupy a large number of the industrialized areas of the former USSR, while blockading the vital sea passages through which the world’s oil and natural gas transit. To make matters worse, Russia’s Special Forces have wired every major oil and natural gas pipeline with explosives. If the U.S. makes one move to thwart Russia, they’ll destroy them all. The U.S. is risking disaster if it acts, but the alternative is quite possibly worse. Torn between the unthinkable and the impossible, the only possible move―to launch an attack on all fronts, simultaneously.
|Title||:||Blackmail (Trident Deception #4)|
|Number of Pages||:||338 pages|
July 26, 2017
Strong characters in the Trident Deception series return in book 4 facing a major international threat from a resurgent Russia. The President of Russia banks on the US and NATO allies backing down from it's expansionist invasions of Lithuania and Eastern Ukraine. He guesses wrong resulting in a m...
June 24, 2017
“Blackmail” is the fourth book in Rick Campbell’s series of contemporary military thrillers. It is not necessary to have read the other books in the series, but readers who enjoy “Blackmail” will certainly want to read the previous books.
A Russian submarine encounters an American warship in the...
June 23, 2017
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Blackmail is the fourth military thriller by long serving US Navy Veteran Rick Campbell. Written in the grand speculative fiction tradition of Clancy and Bond, Blackmail paints a picture of how the third world war coul...
September 25, 2017
A surprise Russian attack on a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Pacific leaves the already understrength fleet vulnerable. The Russians apologize for the “accident”, but it turns out the attack was only the opening salvo in a bold Russian plan to create a buffer zone along its border with Europe. Bla...
July 16, 2017
The events in this book closely follow the previous books. It can be read independently of the other books, but you might lose some character continuity.
America has emerged from the war with China, bloodied, but not completely beaten. The shooting war continues with a new opponent and we get to...
December 29, 2017
Overall, I enjoyed reading this book. I think the author does a "better job" when the scenario is smaller in scope and not so broad. The first half or so of the book is spent building up to the "climax" and then the last half of the book is the climax. It was exciting in parts, it was captivating...
October 05, 2017
The premise of entitled Russian invasion and seizure of adjoining countries and an all out war between Russia and the US seems chillingly prescient in light of current geopolitical affairs. I have read all of Campbell's book to date and I continue to be impressed with not only the depth of knowle...
November 26, 2017
Oh to be 15 again. If I were 14 or 15 again I would be all over this book, a nonstop war book so filled with action that a conventional war with two superpowers plus, would only take a couple of weeks or so. Gee we must have been doing something wrong in all our previous wars, they seemed to tak...
November 01, 2017
After reading Empire Rising, Rick Campbell became a must-buy author for me. I've since read Ice Station Nautilus (book 3) and Trident Deception (book 1). So I splurged and bought this book hardcover. But after reading a third of it, I'm making it down as Did Not Finish.
As with Ice Station, the fi...
July 01, 2017
Rick Campbell's best offering yet. I've liked his previous works, but this is the best yet. Difficult to put down, with multiple plots unfolding simultaneously. Decent character development, and a knowledge of submarines unmatched by any other fiction writer.
The book does a good job of following...