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The Circle (Dan Lenson #3)

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For four years at Annapolis he prepared for this, pledging his youth, his ambition, and even his life. But when junior officer Dan Lenson finally gets his commission, it's an aging World War II destroyer. Now, with a mix of pride and fear, he heads into the world's most dangerous seas.

As the Ryan plunges into the dark waters of the Arctic Circle at the height of storm seas
Paperback, 543 pages
Published June 15th 1993 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 1992)
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Jul 09, 2013 Patrick rated it really liked it
One of my favorite naval fiction novels ever. Poyer's characters are some of the best, even the minor ones.

Dan Lenson has been assigned to an old, on the verge of being decommissioned destroyer. The crew is divided and some are down right untrustworthy and mutinous. Add in a harrowing storm in the Arctic Circle and you have a winner. Life aboard a destroyer is done so well, he even gets the small things right.

Well, almost. Once the at-sea part is over and it goes to the court martial, just skip
Mar 31, 2015 Jim rated it really liked it
Chronologically, this is the first of the series as it covers events only eluded to in the previous two books. I've come late to the series, but am enjoying it.
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Excellent and perfect to understand the navy culture
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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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