Books by Dick Couch

NAVY SEALS by Dick Couch
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Entertaining, no-nonsense balancing of legends and martial reality."
Developmental narrative of the esteemed Navy SEALs, co-written by a former member. Read full book review >
TOM CLANCY'S OP-CENTER: OUT OF THE ASHES by Dick Couch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 2014

"The authors (Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor, 2012), who are becomingly careful not to outshine their model as prose stylists, provide many details about weapons systems, lots of acronyms and some unforgettable dialogue, as when the president yells at his unexpectedly peacenik defense secretary: 'Jack, dang it. You're my SECDEF!'"
Even when it's been disbanded and its creator has died, you can't keep a good agency down—especially when it's as badly needed as Clancy's National Crisis Management Center. Read full book review >
SUA SPONTE by Dick Couch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"An admiring, inspiring account of how the Army shapes and sharpens the tip of its spear."
A former Navy SEAL takes an inside look at how the Army selects and trains its elite warriors. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2007

"Macho prose full of praise for would-be warriors and the men who train them, seemingly designed to enthrall young men, boost recruitment and please the army."
Former Navy SEAL Couch redeploys the you-are-there approach of The Warrior Elite (2001) to depict the grueling training undergone by Army Special Forces Class 8-04. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"An energetic read for sailors, SEALs, and the greater population of armchair SEALs."
A you-are-there-style narrative of the most extreme military training in existence, the Navy's six-month Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) program. Read full book review >
SILENT DESCENT by Dick Couch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"Lots of pep and some nifty new gadgets, including a stealthy non-nuclear sub."
A cash-strapped Russian general decides to meet his payroll by selling nukes to fractious Third World nations—while American SEALs travel to the Arctic to clamp down on the rather dangerous free market. Read full book review >
PRESSURE POINT by Dick Couch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 1992

"For maximum effect, read while commuting."
Palestinian terrorists hijack a Puget Sound ferry and use it to swipe a nuclear submarine—in an unusually imaginative first hardcover from a Navy SEAL veteran and former CIA employee. Read full book review >