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China Sea (Dan Lenson #6)

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Welcome to the most dangerous sea in the world...

Dan Lenson was taking the USS Gaddis on her final journey, turning her over to the Pakistani Navy. But things didn't go according to plan. Now Dan finds himself commanding an undermanned, under-gunned, strife-filed ship on the China Sea--and cut off from Naval command. The Gaddis is supposed to be patrolling against pirates.
Paperback, 416 pages
Published May 15th 2001 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 2000)
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Mar 11, 2011 Dennis rated it did not like it
This was really mediocre. I think all the ex-Navy or Navy afficiandos will appreciate the technical detail - the man knows his stuff - but plot-wise, it was dull, dull, dull. There were two principal problems for me; the first was that his writing was more than a little forced, showing off a bit of vocabulary, but not a lot of talent for language, controlling tiempo or building momentum. (The "sizzling tension" was more like pissing on a campfire.) The second was too many elements for a less-tha ...more
Bob Corrigan
I need a simple, mindless adventure story at the moment. This looks promising. !? We shall see.

10/24 - okay, finished this a few days ago. Pretty much what I expected. Wasn't quite as 'mindless' as I had hoped for - too many military abbreviations, jargon, naval terms etc. Almost every paragraph was sprinkled with this stuff. In a way, it added a sense of ... real. Sorta like Patrick O'Brian's books - with the terminology I mean.

Not a bad read. Wouldn't be way high on my list of favorites, howe
Barry Martin Vass
Nov 14, 2013 Barry Martin Vass rated it it was amazing
Wow; this was one of the best books I ever read! The plotting, the characterizations, the dialog; everything about this novel was eminently readable. David Poyer's novels have been required reading at the U.S. Naval Academy for years, and now I know why. This was impossible to put down; I finished it in two days. Flank speed!
Feb 24, 2016 Ed rated it really liked it
#6 in the Dan Lenson series.

Dan Lenson navel novel - In 1991, during Desert Shield, Lenson is sent to the China Sea as a part of an international anti-piracy task force. Eventually, he faces off against the Chinese government sponsored pirates with a rundown ship and a mutinous crew.

Bruce Gleba
May 24, 2016 Bruce Gleba rated it it was ok
OMG - so much technical jargon involving both the military and sailing that I had a very hard time reading this book. I would not recommend this author unless you are a military veteran or get into that type detail.
Aug 28, 2010 Marianne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Poyer's Dan Lenson series just keeps getting better and better!
I couldn't put this one down.
I don't understand a lot of the technical Navy "talk", but doesn't matter when the plot and the characters are so well written.

Kudos to David Poyer
Jun 03, 2008 Steve rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-for-nls
The worst kind of technical military novel. Unbelievable plot and characters, plot elements that just come up or leave off with no real explanation, tireless descriptions of naval technologies that screams "Look how much I know about boats!". Oh, how I wish I could get those hours back.
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Aka D.C. Poyer.

DAVID CHARLES POYER was born in DuBois, PA in 1949. He grew up in Brockway, Emlenton, and Bradford, in western Pennsylvania, and graduated from Bradford Area High School in 1967. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1971, and later received a master's degree from George Washington University.

Poyer's active and reserve naval service included sea duty in the Atlan
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