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Sea of Shadows [Kindle Edition]

Jeff Edwards
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Book Description

"Here is a writer at the top of his game. The result is a brilliant techno-thriller, the kind a young Clancy would be proud to call his own." -- HOMER HICKAM, Bestselling author of 'Rocket Boys'

A minor accident at a German nuclear power plant, a Biological Warfare attack on the British Embassy in Washington, DC, and a secret arms deal combine to drive a trusted NATO Ally into an illegal alliance with a rogue Middle Eastern state. With the world hovering on the brink of war, a handful of U.S. Navy warships must track down and destroy a wolfpack of state-of-the-art submarines.

Their enemy is skilled in deception, and incredibly lethal. Out-gunned, out-maneuvered, and out-thought, the U.S. Navy crews must throw the rulebook out the window, and become every bit as devious and deadly as their enemy. If they fail, the consequences are unthinkable...

"A timeless warrior epic. Jeff Edwards spins a stunning and irresistibly-believable tale of savage modern naval combat." -- JOE BUFF, Bestselling author of 'Seas of Crisis,' and 'Crush Depth'

"...fast and lethal. I read it in one sitting." -- PAUL L. SANDBERG, Producer of 'The Bourne Supremacy,' and 'The Bourne Ultimatum'

"... as close as you can get to naval surface combat without being shot at. Jeff Edwards has penned a fast, no-holds-barred thriller that never lets up. Highly recommended." -- JACK DuBRUL, Bestselling author of 'The Silent Sea,' and 'Havoc'

(Originally published as 'Torpedo')


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"Edwards keeps the pacing brisk and the action taut. An engrossing tale of cutting-edge naval warfare." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS

"...a fast moving plot, electric prose, and a double-helping of adrenaline by retired Navy Chief Jeff Edwards. Edwards wields politics and naval combat tactics with a skill equal to the acknowledged masters of military fiction." -- THE MILITARY PRESS

"...an action packed five-star thriller, filled with passion and intensity!" -- TORONTO FREE PRESS

About the Author

Jeff Edwards is a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer, and an Anti-Submarine Warfare Specialist. His naval career spanned more than two decades and half the globe - from chasing Soviet nuclear attack submarines during the Cold War, to launching cruise missiles in the Persian Gulf. Trained extensively in mainframe computers, weapons systems, and naval combat tactics, he brings an experience-based edge of authenticity to his writing.

Collectively, his novels have won the Admiral Nimitz Award for Outstanding Naval Fiction, the Reader's Choice Award, the Clive Cussler Grandmaster Award for Adventure Writing, the Military Writer's Society of America Gold Medal for Navy Fiction, and the American Author Medal.

He lives in California, where he consults for the Department of the Navy.

Product Details

  • File Size: 5304 KB
  • Print Length: 366 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Stealth Books (January 1, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004I8WNWI
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,434 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding...A Good Read March 17, 2007
Format:Paperback
I met the author the day I bought the book, and we hit it off right away. As a retired Naval Officer and Anti-submarine specialist my entire career, I have to applaud Jeff for showing how much ASW is all about people thinking on their own, without the fancy computers. And he also captured the team work required to hunt, localize, and kill the most difficult of targets. The interaction between the officers and senior enlisted on board all of his Navy ships reflect reality...those who have mutual respect and listen to each other inevitably serve on very good ships. I especially enjoyed the way Jeff wrote the book, a sweries of relatively short chapters, each filled with just the right mix of drama and suspense. A hearty salute for this first work...and I am looking forward to his next effort.
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65 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The absolute BEST military thriller in 10 YEARS... April 13, 2005
Format:Hardcover
I MUST start this out by saying that I am NOT the same Jeff Edwards that wrote this book. I am NOT a writer, and other than my reviews, I haven't written anything anyone has ever read since college. With that said, let me start off by saying I was more than a bit skeptical as I was asked to give 'Torpedo' a go. (I must admit I had a good time fooling my wife into believing I had managed to write and publish a book without her knowing about it) I don't know WHY I was hesitant, because over the years I have come to discover that just because someone hasn't published a book DOESN'T mean they aren't better than 99% of the writers currently in print today. Publishing companies are notorious for NOT giving someone new their big break. They are afraid that since the author MAY not be familiar, the book simply cannot sell. How tragic.

One of my ALL-TIME favorite books has GOT to be 'Red Moon' by David S. Michaels. After reading this I had to wonder what simple-minded editor refused to give this guy a contract??? The same is true of 'Torpedo'. Written by someone who has actually BEEN there DONE that, the ring of authenticity rings true on each and every page. Not since Tom Clancy in his writing Hey Day (which was a while ago) has a Military Thriller been this true-to-life.

'Torpedo' really IS catchy with a story that just cannot miss. Everything that makes a good book compelling to read is found here. Nations breaking International Law. Biological attacks on the British Embassy IN the United States. Submarines being smuggled right under the noses of British ships. Ships being sunk for all the wrong reasons. And best of all: An intelligent plot that moves with all the speed of a Tomahawk Missle.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, one for the enlisted people! August 28, 2005
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
An exciting read and a lot of focus on the characters, especially the chiefs and petty officers who actually make the gear work. A realistic look at how officers and enlisted interact and what they do. I loved the entire story, although as a former aviation anti-sub warfare tech (AX2), I was a little upset to see every Lamps helo get blown out of the sky. I hope to see more from this author along these same lines.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars view from below March 20, 2006
Format:Paperback
I have read all of Clancy, Buff, Robinson and DeMercurio. Each has his own background and style. Buff and DeMercurio, like Jeff Edwards, are ex US Navy and they served in Submarines. As an ex enlisted Submariner I particularly appreciated Mr. Edwards including and acknowledging the existence of and contributions of the crew and not just the Officers. His exposure of the sometimes "dogmatic" approach to dealing with combat situations is far to real and troubling. His understanding of the "real politic" of governments and their leaders is spot on and a bit scary. While I might quibble with the claim that in a one on one situation the surface vessel has a two out of five chance of winning the battle, he takes great care to help the reader understand the reality of antisubmarine warfare from the surface combatent's point of view. This book is really worth reading.

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Completely Familiar with this September 24, 2005
Format:Hardcover
Jeff and I were stationed together on the real USS Towers, and she was a great Ship. I found his book, even though fiction, to be so real, as I recognized the systems he spoke of, and the action that happens so real. True professionalism shows through in this writing, in his job while in the Navy, as he knew exactly what he was trying to get across the his readers. A real masterpiece, and I hope someday, a movie is made of this masterpiece.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Compelling, Authentic, Nerve-wrenching Thriller October 2, 2006
Format:Paperback
This is sea warfare at its most daring and prophetic best. Every scene sizzles and excites. Just as buddies in battle bond, so does the reader to every character, and no less to the whip-smart yet strangely patriotic villain pitted against the gambling U.S. president. My bungie test of a superb novel is if the author can hold my attention throughout the first read without my being aware of the writing techniques used. Jeff Edwards propelled me through the pages at supersonic speed, so I resented the stop-dead lurches back into the real world four times with chapter insertions of excerpts from an unpublished manuscript on the "Torpedo: The History and Evolution of a Killing Machine." These belonged under Author Notes at the end of the book. Then I would have been ready and fascinated with such a backgrounder, but not while I was so engaged in the story. Fiction is about entertainment. Education is only a by-product of a good tale that gets the facts straight. Mid-novel, readers don't expect to have lessons shoved in their face. Nevertheless, the story was so riveting that I have decided to forgive this first-time novelist for his over-enthusiastic treatment of the main subject. Instead, his editor needs to be hung upside down by his/her toenails for allowing the intrusions. Here is a techno-military thriller writer, who never overwhelms the reader with the technology of his subject, but rather spreads it like maple syrup over thick, mouth-melting pancakes. William Morrow, Berkley publishers--pay attention!!! This should be a best-selling winner on your shelves. I am giving TORPEDO the five-star rating it so obviously deserves.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A Captivating Read
An exciting story told as only retired naval officer could tell it. I just purchased another of his books. I'm looking forward to reading it.
Published 7 hours ago by Donald R. Stacy
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Exciting!
This author puts you in the middle of the action. I could not put the book down. Real characters in real situations during the heat of battle. Highly recommended.
Published 23 hours ago by perfent
3.0 out of 5 stars Reminds us!
Friend Recommended this after he red it. not a bad book
Published 3 days ago by DJSOUNDS
5.0 out of 5 stars it made a good
Action packed. Being retired Navy, it made a good read
Published 4 days ago by D. Santi
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good read.
Published 5 days ago by Scott Bruning
5.0 out of 5 stars I liked it so much that I registered on the Author's ...
I liked it so much that I registered on the Author's site to be notified when his next book is available.
Published 8 days ago by James Erdahl
5.0 out of 5 stars An awesome read
This is a great book, well worth reading.
Published 10 days ago by Brad Wija
4.0 out of 5 stars Too close for comfort.
I was halfway through the book when I realized I had read it before. It was good enough that i kept reading. Exciting all the way. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Senator Tim Leslie
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this book tremendously
I enjoyed this book tremendously. I just finished the 4 submarine books by Larry Bond and was looking for another military thriller. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Pamela Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
great read. lots of action with lots of twists and turns
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Jeff Edwards is a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer, and an Anti-Submarine Warfare Specialist. His naval career spanned more than two decades and half the globe - from chasing Soviet nuclear attack submarines during the Cold War, to launching cruise missiles in the Persian Gulf.

Collectively, his novels have won the Admiral Nimitz Award for Outstanding Naval Fiction, the Reader's Choice Award, the Clive Cussler Grandmaster Award for Adventure Writing, the American Author Medal, and the Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for Navy Fiction. He lives in California, where he consults for the Department of Defense.

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