Synopses & Reviews
What would Pearl Harbor look like in the twenty-first century? Find out in this ripping, near futuristic thriller.
The year is 2026. China has taken over as the world’s largest economy, while the United States, mired in an oil shortage, struggles to adjust to its diminished role. But Americans still feel safe. China’s military-business coalition government is fragile, and the Chinese are distracted by their own conflicts with Russia—aren’t they? Then a surprise attack—in space, in the air, at sea, and in cyberspace—throws the United States into a chaos unseen since Pearl Harbor. As the enemy takes control of U.S. territory, the survival of the nation will depend upon the most unlikely forces: the navy’s antiquated Ghost Fleet and a cadre of homegrown guerrillas.
Ghost Fleet is a page-turning, action-packed speculative thriller in the tradition of Tom Clancy’s Red Storm Rising. It is unique in that every piece of technology featured in the novel—no matter how sci-fi it may seem—already exists or is in development. Written by two leading experts on the cutting edge of national defense, Ghost Fleet reveals the future of war.
Two authorities on future warfare join forces to create a taut, convincing novel—set in 2026—about a besieged America battling for its very existence.
What will the next global conflict look like? Find out in this ripping, near-futuristic thriller.
The United States, China, and Russia eye each other across a twenty-first century version of the Cold War, which suddenly heats up at sea, on land, in the air, in outer space, and in cyberspace. The fighting involves everything from stealthy robotic–drone strikes to old warships from the navy’s “ghost fleet.” Fighter pilots unleash a Pearl Harbor–style attack; American veterans become low-tech insurgents; teenage hackers battle in digital playgrounds; Silicon Valley billionaires mobilize for cyber-war; and a serial killer carries out her own vendetta. Ultimately, victory will depend on blending the lessons of the past with the weapons of the future.
Ghost Fleet is a page-turning speculative thriller in the spirit of The Hunt for Red October. The debut novel by two leading experts on the cutting edge of national security, it is unique in that every trend and technology featured in the novel — no matter how sci-fi it may seem — is real, or could be soon.
About the Author
P. W. SINGER is an expert on twenty-first-century warfare. His award-winning nonfiction books include New York Times bestseller Wired for War.
AUGUST COLE is a writer and analyst specializing in national security issues, and a former defense industry reporter for the Wall Street Journal.