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U.S.S. Seawolf (Admiral Arnold Morgan #4)

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Armed with stolen U.S. military technology, the Chinese are producing a frightening new breed of weaponry,led by the ICBM submarine Xia III a vessel that just might be able to launch a nuclear warhead across the Pacific Ocean and take out an American West Coast city.

National Security Adviser Admiral Arnold Morgan can't let that happen, and he dispatches the most stealthy
ebook, 496 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published January 1st 2000)
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Jul 08, 2012 Bernard rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Tom Clancy it isn't. Ethan was in the car when it came to the part where the admiral streams off profanities like "fucking gooks" and "chinks" and what-not. Problem with the book is that the author appears to think that China and US are run my the military. In the US case, he makes it appear like the admiral is running the country and the president works under him. Despite those kinds of issues - where there is no diplomacy whatsoever - its got some fun military scenes. As an audio book, it keep ...more
It is funny but I can remember the first time I read this book I loved it up until the end and then I completely hated it. I could say I understood others who talked about feeling 'betrayed' by how a book ended after reading this thing's ending. The second time I read it my feelings were not much better. Having picked it up for cheap and reading it a third time, I was able to enjoy it more than the first two times I read it [partly because I somewhat remembered how it was going to end].

The Seawo
Jan 19, 2016 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 23, 2012 Tony rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Parts were so farfetched to make it unbelieveable.
Paul Adams
Dec 30, 2010 Paul Adams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First Patrick Robinson book I read. Great!
Blake Raab
Jan 19, 2016 Blake Raab rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book sometime shortly after it was published, and it's stuck in my mind as one of those books that I would love to pick up and read again any time. I've always loved seeing things about the pure discipline, precision, strength, and dedication of Special Forces, and Robinson captures that perfectly. It's truly a book that is hard to put down.
Feb 03, 2015 Tina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the harsh, honest, tell-it-like-it-is Admiral Arnold Morgan! To me, he is one of the best parts of these books. The constant action, deadlines, overcoming of obstacles to make the mission work - it all kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't put this book down!
Rosie Hendrix
Oct 01, 2012 Rosie Hendrix rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A customer brought this into my work one day and personally handed it to me to read. He is an older gentleman and had always seen me with a book so he wanted to share one of his favorite authors.

I had never read a book by Patrick Robinson before. Actually, I can't say I've ever seen his books before that day since it isn't the normal genre I browse through. I enjoyed it and have discovered a new author to read thanks to my customer.

Patrick Robinson's characters are very real and, although I don'
Jan 01, 2016 Lis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un'altra vicenda dell'ammiraglio Morgan e compagni. Lo stile è lo stesso degli altri libri della serie, ma questo è un po' troppo lento, la narrazione si perde spesso in inutili dettagli.
Tre stelle scarse.
Henri Moreaux
Really enjoyed this book; at first I was a little worried the Ben Adnam from the prior book was the mysterious Linus Clarke character who seemed nervous and lacking in fortitude, however thankfully it is later revealed who Linus Clarke is and it isn't BA.

This plot is believable, nicely paced and has a great action filled climax before winding down to end on a sorrowful note.

It's nice to read a book involving the US Navy where they aren't portrayed as superheroes, I felt this book did a good jo
Tavis Hanson
Jun 10, 2014 Tavis Hanson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good military thriller. Did make a good social commentary at the end, but over all good
Jul 20, 2015 William rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dad, thriller
Fun submarine/seal/political thriller. However.. way far away from being politically correct. If you can't get past that you're not going to be offended. Lots of asian and gender stereotyping.
Started - 6/22/08.
John Benson
During and after reading U.S.S. Seawolf I thought of the Pueblo as told in Act of War and other documents. The story of the Pueblo happened; the story of the Seawolf was Hollywood to the core.
Oct 20, 2015 Paul rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction-read
I've enjoyed two other of Robinson's Admiral Morgan series and this one was pretty good, too, so far as the narrative went. What bothered me was the over-the-top political commentary, lambasting Democrats as weak/crooked/unpatriotic/disingenuous. It wouldn't have been so off putting, had this come only from the mouths of some of the characters, but it was just too much coming in the narrator's voice, too - particularly as it did nothing to further the storyline.
Apr 18, 2015 Cynthia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gripping narrative. Shocking ending. Can't wait to read the next in the series.
Mr. Blaine
Bad bad bad bad bad bad
Jan 07, 2016 Pete rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: military
This is the 4th entry in the Arnold Morgan series and a solid followup to "Kilo Class" with the Americans and Chinese facing off against each other again. The Navy Seals getting the starring role in this story so you know there will be plenty of explosive action throughout. The ending which deals with the political fallout of losing the submarine is rushed but overall this is an entertaining read.
Apr 20, 2015 Jc rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Robinson is one masterful story teller.
Dec 20, 2015 Mick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
very good read
Feb 19, 2008 Jim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
"Completely fun sub story where we lose our top sub to the Chinese but save the crew and blast the boat anyway. Like before, his characterizations of everyone and everything outside the military -- the press, the prez, the public -- is completely lame, but the story is still fun and this plot survives better."
Dec 01, 2009 Wolf rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
It has been a while since I initially read this book. I have two comments:

1. Dialogue alone does not make a novel.

2. Cursing does not make dialogue.

I did not finish this book; I found it tiresome and unentertaining. It is an attempt, I think, to imitate Tom Clancy, but fails in spectacular ways.
Jun 25, 2010 Andrea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Admirad Arnold Morgan.
Newest US hunter-killer submarine patrols waters off of China to find and follow newest Chinese submarine.

I protest the ending, but it appears that a need to "wrap it up" doesn't allow author the time to explain the military mind-set to non-career military readers.
Mark Kloha
Jul 25, 2012 Mark Kloha rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Okay. One of the worst books I've ever read. It was fairly decent until I got to the end. The ending of this book is just beyond stupid. Tear out the last chapter or two, come up with your own ending, and this might be an otherwise decent book to read, but the ending is just ridiculous.
Apr 20, 2010 Chuck rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The U.S. Navy's premier nuclear submarine is on a clandestine
mission in the South China Sea. The Seawolf is captured by the
Chinese Navy and the crew is held captive. How do we protect
the Seawolf's technological secrets and rescue the crew?
Davd Neu
Sep 30, 2009 Davd Neu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
probably the best book i've ever read, more attention to detail than i ever thought possible in a book but it is still fast paced enough and engrossing enough that i finished the 480 pages of very small text in three days. BEST BOOK EVER.
Mar 25, 2010 Mike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Surprising, sad ending that was a little off-theme with some of the rest of the book, but overall a very enjoyable read. Less submarine action than some of his previous novels (closer to Kilo Class than Nimitz Class or Unseen).
Apr 22, 2011 Tony rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very exciting, well-written plot overall. Just spent a wee bit too much time detailing background of each and every character before going into the plot.
Oct 07, 2011 Andreas rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Passable technothriller about a US nuclear attack sub that falls into Chinese hands. Not really much to write home about.
Nov 15, 2009 Griff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
fun naval technothriller dealing with build-up of Chinese navy and stealing of crippled US submarine
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Patrick Robinson was a journalist for many years before becoming a full-time writer of books. His non-fiction books were bestsellers around the world and he was the co-author of Sandy Woodward's Falklands War memoir, One Hundred Days.
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