Blackmail (Trident Deception #4) by Rick Campbell

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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)
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ISBN : 1250072166
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 338 pages


Ed rated it ★★★☆☆

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...

3 no 7 rated it ★★★☆☆

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...

Samuel rated it ★★★★★

June 23, 2017

I thank Netgallery and the Publisher for providing the electronic review copy. 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...

Tad rated it ★★★☆☆

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...

Read rated it ★★★★★

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...

Neil rated it ★★★☆☆

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...

Deborah rated it ★★★★★

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...

Tom rated it ★★☆☆☆

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...

Shaun rated it ★★☆☆☆

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...

David rated it ★★★★☆

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...

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