By David Poyer
After receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor for motion in Iraq, Commander Daniel V. Lenson's new orders learn: take over as skipper of USS Thomas W. Horn. His challenge: arrange the Tomahawk-equipped strike destroyer and her team for the pink Sea, the place she'll subscribe to a world activity strength looking for guns of mass destruction. yet it will be no regimen deployment. Horn stands out as the first US military warship ever to installation with an built-in female and male crew-a debatable and politically explosive scan that may elevate questions on morale, habit, education, sexual appeal, and finally, functionality below fireplace. dealing with sandstorms, smugglers, and ambushes, Horn's more and more polarized workforce will behavior difficult, diplomatically delicate search-and-seizure operations opposed to international vessels trying to smuggle hands to Iraq. however the genuine nightmare's brewing in Bahrain. There, the main risky bomb specialist in Al-Qaeda has detailed Horn for assault- because the first step in a plan to redraw the map of the entire heart East. With gripping motion scenes and an explosive climax, The Command maintains Dan Lenson's star-crossed profession in a sequence that explores either worldwide and deeply own implications of honor, responsibility, strength, and warfare.
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