Proximity: A Novel of the Navy's Elite Bomb Squad
- A Navy EOD Technician
The Sailors of the United States Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community "perform under pressure" in the hazardous job of bomb disposal, often deep beneath the sea...alone.
An EOD Technician must have the brains of an engine...more
Okay, when I initially picked this book up, I was in need of a letter/number fix of the military type. You know, the AK-47/ B-52/ EOD/ M-16/ SH-60B Seahawk type of balls to the wall, procedure and pomp kind of tale. I expected nail-biting relations of bombs diffused, nerves ...more
As someone who has a lot of respect for those who diffuse danger and save lives, this riveting and fast-paced 2007 action/thriller by Stephen Phillips certainly blew me away! While most novelists tend to focus on the more glamorous side of the United States Military and Intelligence community, such as the Marines, Army and the CIA, very few have given much thought to writing about the unsung heroes of the EOD community. In ...more
What I found was a very engaging and sympathetic main character, trying to balance the danger of his job with the security of his family. The story is very character driven, which was a pleasant surpri ...more
The story was well told and kept my interest the whole time. The only down side with the kindle edition was that it needed better formatting. When scenes changed there was no spacing in the book so it took a sentence or two till you realized the book was now at a different location.
Steve is a member of the Milita ...more