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U.S.S. Seawolf

Book Review

 

Title:

U.S.S. Seawolf

Author:

Patrick Robinson

Publisher:

Harper Mass Market Paperback

ISBN:

0-0610-3065-1

Reviewed By:

Frank Fogg

Review Date:

October, 2002

Rating:

U.S.S. Seawolf is a fictional novel of international intrigue set in the near future. This is a paperback novel of 496 pages.

Get more information about U.S.S. Seawolf at amazon.comIn this Patrick Robinson thriller, the U.S.S. Seawolf is tasked with obtaining  information about the latest Chinese Navy warships through direct observation. Known only to a handpicked few, one of the men aboard the ship hides a secret just waiting to escape. The spying activities they engage in provoke an international  incident of epic proportions.

This story is interesting and somewhat believable, and shows that the author has extensive knowledge of naval operations, but the characters are for the  most part dull, poorly developed, and their personalities are generally seem at odds with what one would expect. The story also loses some of its suspense because there are few secrets withheld as the plot develops, leaving the reader  with a predictable and lifeless ending.

Although not a bad book by pulp fiction standards, the reader should not expect  this to be the best war fiction novel they have read. Shallow plot and character  development keep this story from becoming truly great. I would recommend this  book to those that enjoy action and adventure stories.

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