The Trident Deception
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: March 2014
Duration: 14 hours 51 minutes
In this modern-day Hunt for Red October, anarmed nuclear submarine is taken over and must be hunted down before itsweapons are launched.
The USS Kentucky-aTrident ballistic missile submarine carrying a full complement of 192 nuclearwarheads-sets out on a routine cruise. Not long after it reaches the opensea, however, the Kentucky receives alaunch order. After receiving that launch order, it is cut off from all counterordersand disappears into the Pacific while it makes the eight-day transit to thelaunch site. What the Kentucky's crewdoesn't know is that those launch orders didn't come from the US government.
Rogue elements within the Mossad have learned that Iran hasdeveloped its first nuclear weapon and, in ten days, will detonate it-and thetarget is Israel. The suspected weapon complex is too far underground forconventional weapons to harm it, and the only choice is a preemptive nuclearstrike. With limited time, this rogue group initiates a long-planned operationcalled the Trident Deception: they'll transmit false orders and use a USnuclear submarine to launch the attack.
With only eight days before the Kentucky is in launch range and with the submarine cut off from anyoutside communication, one senior officer, the father of one of the officersaboard the submarine, must assemble and lead a team of attack submarines tofind, intercept, and neutralize the Kentuckybefore it can unknowingly unleash a devastating nuclear attack.