KILO CLASS by Patrick Robinson


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British submarine novelist Robinson’s nuclear device debut, Nimitz Class (1997), about a carrier lost with all hands and planes while on station in the Arabian Sea, received top reviews, largely due to its amazing and catastrophic plot: How can a carrier simply disappear? That story’s sequel carries on in the same spectacular vein, except this time US subs are sinking seven ultraquiet Russian ones that have been sold to the Chinese to aid in their takeover of the sea lanes around Taiwan. Now, China’s xenophobic military find their beautiful new subs with their nuclear-tipped torpedoes disappearing into abyssal darkness and utter silence. Sound good? You’re right, and it deserves wide sales to the technothriller crowd. Nimitz Class is now being filmed by Universal Studios.(First printing of 100,000; $150,000 ad/promo)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-06-019129-5
Page count: 436pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1998


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