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Steel Albatross

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When hard-line Soviet elements build an underwater power plant that can paralyze the U.S. defense systems, scandal-plagued Navy pilot Rick Tallman is given command of the Albatross, an undetectable submarine, in order to destroy the system. Reprint.
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 2nd 1992 by Pocket Books (first published December 8th 1990)
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Joe White
Good technical concept behind plot. Lousy teenage characters and character development. Good suspense throughout for the American Seal characters. The Russian sequences were a little disjointed, forced, too gloomy, and almost unrealistic.
The technology represented is probably feasible and some parts may have been implemented.
The book was published in 1991, so is terribly outdated from the standpoint of what may be currently technically available. Human deep diving has progressed more than is ge
Jul 13, 2008 Marlow rated it really liked it
Recommended to Marlow by: My Dad
The content is a little dated, but if you enjoyed "Hunt for Red October" then you will enjoy this too.
Stefan Vucak
Mar 22, 2013 Stefan Vucak rated it it was amazing
A fascinating exploration into submarine combat.
Clay Davis
Nov 11, 2012 Clay Davis rated it really liked it
As good a techno thriller as I have read.
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