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Rick Campbell

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RICK CAMPBELL, a retired Navy Commander, served on four nuclear-powered submarines, finishing his career with tours in the Pentagon and the Washington Navy Yard. On his last submarine, he was one of the two men whose permission is required to launch the submarine's nuclear warhead-tipped missiles.

Upon retirement from the Navy, Rick was signed by Macmillan / St. Martin's Press for his novel - The Trident Deception, which was hailed by Booklist as "The best submarine novel since Tom Clancy's classic - The Hunt for Red October". Rick lives with his wife and three children in the greater Washington, D.C. area, and is under contract for the fifth and sixth books in this series, sequels to The Trident Deception, Empire Rising, Ice Station Nautil

Average rating: 4.06 · 1,295 ratings · 233 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
The Trident Deception (Trid...

4.07 avg rating — 739 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
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4.07 avg rating — 360 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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4.01 avg rating — 191 ratings — published 2016 — 6 editions
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Rick Campbell is now friends with Jeff Bailey
" Aiden wrote: "Hi Nikolas

Here is my book trailer, for an action espionage adventure novel, The Benevolent Deception:

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" Hi Samuel - I'm glad you enjoyed Ice Station Nautilus, and thanks for the great review!

ETA: I'm a Mac user too. I started out on PCs, then switched ov
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Ice Station Nautilus by Rick   Campbell
"Russian Robbery.

"Russia is a geriatric maritime giant surrounded by much more energetic rivals".- David Axe

"Greatness to the motherland in your glorious deeds".- Russian GRU motto.

"No one but us".- Russian VDV paratrooper creed.

Naval military..." Read more of this review »
" Hi Samuel - great question, which goes to the larger question a lot of people wonder about - how much control does an author have? In case you were wo ...more "
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" HI Samuel - thank you for the kind words. Regarding the issue of nuclear weapons, I hadn't planned to delve into that in the book; The Trident Decepti ...more "
" Great topic, and one that I'm struggling with right now. My first book had several weaknesses, one being that I didn't have a main character - I had a ...more "
Empire Rising by Rick   Campbell

“Quantity has a quality of its own”.- Josef Stalin

"It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one a..." Read more of this review »
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