Free Read [Psychology Book] ☆ The Trident Deception - by Rick Campbell ✓

By Rick Campbell | Comments: ( 589 ) | Date: ( Nov 12, 2019 )

The best submarine novel since Tom Clancy s The Hunt for Red October Booklist starred review The USS Kentucky a Trident ballistic missile submarine carrying a full complement of 192 nuclear warheads is about to go on a routine patrol Not long after it reaches the open sea, however, the Kentucky receives a launch order After receiving that launch order, it is cut o The best submarine novel since Tom Clancy s The Hunt for Red October Booklist starred review The USS Kentucky a Trident ballistic missile submarine carrying a full complement of 192 nuclear warheads is about to go on a routine patrol Not long after it reaches the open sea, however, the Kentucky receives a launch order After receiving that launch order, it is cut off from all counter orders and disappears into the Pacific while it makes the eight day transit to the launch site What the Kentucky s crew doesn t know is that those launch orders haven t actually come from the U.S government.Rogue elements within the Mossad have learned that Iran has developed its first nuclear weapon and, in ten days, will detonate it and the target is Israel The suspected weapon complex is too far underground for conventional weapons to harm it, and the only choice is a pre emptive nuclear strike With limited time, this rogue group initiates a long planned operation called the Trident Deception They ll transmit false orders and use a U.S nuclear submarine to launch the attack.In this thriller from Rick Campbell, with only 8 days before the Kentucky is in launch range and with the submarine cut off from any outside communication, one senior officer, the father of one of the officers aboard the submarine, must assemble and lead a team of attack submarines to find, intercept and neutralize the Kentucky before it can unknowingly unleash a devastating nuclear attack.


  • Title: The Trident Deception
  • Author: Rick Campbell
  • ISBN: 9781250039019
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Rick Campbell

RICK CAMPBELL, a retired Navy Commander, served on four nuclear powered submarines, finishing his career with tours in the Pentagon and the Washington Navy Yard On his last submarine, he was one of the two men whose permission is required to launch the submarine s nuclear warhead tipped missiles Upon retirement from the Navy, Rick was signed by Macmillan St Martin s Press for his novel The Trident Deception, which was hailed by Booklist as The best submarine novel since Tom Clancy s classic The Hunt for Red October Rick lives with his wife and three children in the greater Washington, D.C area, and is under contract for the fifth and sixth books in this series, sequels to The Trident Deception, Empire Rising, Ice Station Nautilus, and Blackmail To learn , visit Rick Campbell s website and his Submarine 101 page at rickcampbellauthor.



Comments The Trident Deception

  • Skip

    Crimson Tide meets The Hunt for Red October. Iran is about the get a nuclear weapon so Israel asks for bunker busting tactical nukes. When the U.S. refuses, Israel has valid launch orders sent to the USS Kentucky and radio room treachery precludes its receipt of termination orders. The U.S. fleet is told the Chinese have stolen plans for a Trident sub and seek to sink her, but cannot locate her as there is a blind spot in their newest sonar. Good action, with a little too much technical showing [...]


  • Jean Poulos

    This is a new author and narrator for me. I understand this is Campbell’s first novel. The author is a retired submarine officer. This is a great first book; I could hardly put it book down. I think I have found a new author to follow.The novel is about a U.S. Navy Trident Nuclear Submarine, the U.S.S. Kentucky. They are given orders to launch all twenty-four nuclear missiles at Iran. However, these orders are fraudulent and the communication equipment on the sub has been sabotaged to prevent [...]


  • Terry Irving

    It's damn clear how Rick Campbell spent his 25 years on US Submarines but where did he learn to write so well? Looking at the other reviews, I keep reading how "he's the next Tom Clancy". I think he's more. Tom Clancy (rest his soul) only really wrote two good books--the first two--and the rest were mediocre at best. Rick Campbell puts more real human characters and emotions in this book than in all of Clancy's later work AND has every ounce of technical accuracy as well.The tension starts fast [...]


  • Mike French

    Great Read! Thanks to Pamela from San Diego,CA for the heads up! Not since The4 Hunt for Red October have I read a naval thriller as good as The Trident Decption. If you enjoy Thrillers, put this on your to read list ASAP!


  • Pamela

    Wow to the white-knuckle-edge-of-your-seat WOW!!!!! Hands down, The Trident Deception is absolute the BEST military suspense/thriller I've read in eons. Right out of debut gate, Rick Campbell has joined the ranks of military/espionage suspense masters, such as: Tom Clancy and The Hunt for Red October, P.T. Deutermann and Ghosts of Bungo Suido, Nelson DeMille (Author), and W.E.B. Griffin. Pensive, powerful, intense . . . it’s a race against the clock to thwart a premeditated, cat-and-mouse nucl [...]


  • Robert

    Are you into reading military/political thrillers? Than DO NOT miss this debut novel from an author blazing a name for himself right out of the gate. Booklist makes a reference to Tom Clancy's novel The Hunt For Red October right on the cover. I have to say this novel was at the very least every bit as good, if not a bit better, than that novel. As the book was wrapping up towards the end I could actually feel myself tensing up with the action on the pages. The author actually is able to inject [...]


  • Danielle

    Campbell has given us a masterful, fast-paced joy-ride of a novel. Full of action. Suspense, and danger, The Trident Deception does not disappoint.While full of technical information about how submarines are actually used and operated- the reader is not bogged down by it. In this case, it helps to establish setting. Kudos for Campbell for keeping it real and not giving into movie mythos in how submarine warfare is carried out.If you are in the mood for a story that will have you on the edge of y [...]


  • Ryan Hillis

    Best Submarine thriller blows The Hunt For Red October out of the water!!!


  • Samuel

    NOT A TOY “Now we are all sons of bitches”. - Kenneth Bainbridge upon witnessing his handiwork at the Trinity Test. Nuclear weapons. They’re cumbersome tools of destruction which are only useful if you’re in the mood to get rid of a country or continent. Ever since Little Boy and Fat Man made a splash on Imperial Japan in 1945, a stigma of sorts has fallen upon the atomic bomb, and with good reason. Even though nuclear war has become a reduced possibility, the great arsenals that were ac [...]


  • Ken Doggett

    A techno-thriller that lives up to its name. It revolves around massive sabotage of the American naval fleet, mainly communications and electronics, that results in a nuclear submarine being given orders to proceed to a designated target area and launch all of its missiles on an unsuspecting country. Adding to the suspense, it encounters a host of obstacles, all involving its own navy, plus that of an allied country, and must fight its way through. Although implausible in quite a few aspects, it [...]


  • Michele

    I really enjoyed this book. There was enough technical details to help civilians better understand the workings of a submarine but not too much that the story got bogged down. If you enjoy military/government thrillers, this is the book for you. If you like complex characters making complex decisions, this is the book for you. On a personal note, my dad was in the submarine force when I was a kid. Thanks to this book I feel like I understand his career and why he dedicated 22 years of his life t [...]


  • Brianna

    This book is for anyone that likes suspense. I really enjoyed it despite having no background knowledge about the Navy. I liked how short the chapters were, always keeping my attention, and the suspense that came with. It was a steady-paced book with the ending heating up at a quicker pace, but unlike other authors, Campbell doesn't seem like he just wants to finish writing the book, he creates a smooth ending. I enjoyed the twists and turns he makes with no way to predict some of it.I didn't wa [...]


  • David Dalton

    Very well written sub thriller. Had me on the edge of my seat. Not too technical, the author wrote this thriller to entertain his readers, not get too bogged down on tech details. But enough to make everything seem real, like it could happen. I am an old Tom Clancy fan and Rick will be compared to Tom simply because he writes about the Navy and submarines. He did a very good job at it. Suspenseful as well. I bought this book, but plan to read the next two from my digital library.


  • Patrick Nichol

    This is a tense thriller worthy of potential Tom Clancy successor.A rogue Israeli plot to destroy Iran via attack by a US nuclear submarine must be halted.The US sub's communications are sabotaged and can't acknowledge the recall order.This is a taut plot slightly marred by jargon.


  • Justin Wedgewood

    I received this book as a giveaway. "The Trident Deception" by Rick Campbell is is a gripping thriller that I couldn't put down. He had me hooked on this novel from page one. I can't wait for more books by this author.


  • Shaun

    This is my third Rick Cambell book, after Empire Rising and Ice Station Nautilus. Of the three, I liked it the least. Rather than being suspensful, the action made me sigh. The scene of the captain holding a gun to the WEPS head is straight out of Crimson Tide. I don't know The book didn't do anything for me. Too much like a hashup of Red October and Crimson Tide, but with exhaustive technical details that lulls me to sleep rather than pulls me in. I don't think it was Campbell's best book. Empi [...]


  • Tom Tischler

    The USS Kentucky a Trident ballistic missile submarine carrying a full compliment of192 nuclear warheads sets out on a routine cruise. After reaching the open sea itreceives a launch order, it is then cut off from all counter orders and disappears into thePacific. It will take 8 days to reach its launch site. What they don't know is that the orderdidn't come from the U.S. but from a rogue element in Israel. They have learned that Iran has a nuclear weapon and will detonate it against Israel in 1 [...]


  • Hiawatha Bray

    The Hunt for Red October--in reverse. The Israelis are the bad guys, using undercover operatives to deceive a US missile submarine to attempt to launch its missiles at Iran. The rest of the US Navy launch a desperate effort to sink the rogue sub before it can fire.The writing is pedestrian, and the plot implausible, but you can burn through it in a couple of trips to the bathroom. And besides--it's got missiles and submarines. So there's that.


  • Richard

    I won a free copy of this book in a first-reads giveaway. The Trident Deception is the first book this year to go on my favorites shelf. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys suspense/thrillers. I did have a problem with the use of Navy Acronyms that I wasn't familiar with. It doesn't hurt the story at all, but being prior military (Army), I couldn't pass them up without going back in the book to remind myself what they meant. An e-book version would have made that much easier.5 stars!


  • Chris

    Crimson Tide meets The Hunt for the Red October. A little bit over the top with the National Security Advisor's shenanigans and Navy dad hunting Navy son-too Biblica but hey, it's the Middle East. Quite a thriller. I'd have to agree it's the best submarine fiction since Clancy's work made famous by Reagan. If Obama were to read this I can assure you there would be no talk of releasing Pollard.


  • Chris

    This was an incredible read and I've definitely discovered a new author. Campbell really knows his stuff and keeps the reader drawn in. Having read this I plan to read Clancy's "The Hunt for Red October" and most likely some of his other novels. If you like a fast paced read that keeps you on the edge of your seat, check this one out.


  • Eddie

    Granted I did most of my reading last year still counting this year. Well a lot of things had to fall in place, perfectly. The action was so believable and exciting, I was so happy that I worked out of the plot into a great story.


  • Steven

    Very good, exciting book - if you like submarine stories. Also fun twist at the end.


  • John

    Wow! This book had me in the first 20 pages. The plot was unique, well thought out and exciting. A friend read the first 20 pages at work and constantly asked if she could borrow it when I was done.


  • Patricia Wright

    Loved the book. Exciting from the beginning till the end.


  • Samuel

    NOT A TOY “Now we are all sons of bitches”. - Kenneth Bainbridge upon witnessing his handiwork at the Trinity Test. Nuclear weapons. They’re cumbersome tools of destruction which are only useful if you’re in the mood to get rid of a country or continent. Ever since Little Boy and Fat Man made a splash on Imperial Japan in 1945, a stigma of sorts has fallen upon the atomic bomb, and with good reason. Even though nuclear war has become a reduced possibility, the great arsenals that were ac [...]


  • Dallin Perry

    The story was fairly straight-forward, the plot twists predictable. The technical aspects of how a submarine works and how submarines fight, unfortunately, required a lot of explaining. While the author did an excellent job of this, (and we would expect so, since the author has so much experience) it did take away from the high-suspense moments (he does mention this in the Author's Note at the end). Blending, however, between the technical explanations and the drama was well done. Obliquely, I t [...]


  • Mike Maurer

    I had high hopes for the book, as I'm always on the lookout for a good submarine story. Especially one written by someone who served on the subs for many years. For technical detail and illustrating the procedures to launch SLBM's, it is superb. Once we get into the characters, then it stumbles.When we are on the subs, it is clear the author is in his comfort zone. Things click and he has the background to work with. But once off the sub, the book tries to be a political thriller. Instead of the [...]


  • Dylan Jentsch

    I read this book and now I have started the series and they are all great. I have read "The Empier Rising" and it was great, Rick Cambell is my favorite author. The Trident Deception was so full of Navy imormation and very accurate, there are so many great parts. All around this is a great book and I love it.


  • Warren Thoms

    Excellent book even if you are not into subs. A lot of tension back in forth between Washington and multiple subs. It looks like a good series. Easy and fun to read, but there was sometimes that it got bogged down in sub lingo even though the author dumbed it down for those of us who don't know the lingo.


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