Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War

by P. W. Singer

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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.

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  • On Aug 02 2018 Schmitty read this book
  • On Jun 29 2017 dugnforthunt (USN) read this book and commented:

    Best of its kind since Red Storm Rising.

  • On Apr 27 2017 Bryan Gardner read this book and commented:

    Very good and yet disturbing read about what could be.

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  • On Dec 20 2016 Tom Copeland (USCG) read this book and commented:

    Kind of reminded me of Tom Clancy's "Red Storm Rising" except with newer tech. Some of the same "missile offense vs missile defense" themes. Good use of drones, which is what you'd expect from Singer given his earlier book "Wired for War".

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