Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War

By P W Singer, August Cole
"A novel that reads like science fiction but bristles with rich detail about how the next World War could be fought." --Vice

"A modern-day successor to tomes such as The Hunt for Red October from the late Tom Clancy." -USA Today

What Will World War III Look Like?

Ghost Fleet is a page-turning imagining of a war set in the not-too-distant future. Navy captains battle through a modern-day Pearl Harbor; fighter pilots duel with stealthy drones; teenage hackers fight in digital playgrounds; Silicon Valley billionaires mobilize for cyber-war; and a serial killer carries out her own vendetta. Ultimately, victory will depend on who can best blend the lessons of the past with the weapons of the future. But what makes the story even more notable is that every trend and technology in book--no matter how sci-fi it may seem--is real.

The debut novel by two leading experts on the cutting edge of national security, Ghost Fleet has drawn praise as a new kind of technothriller while also becoming the new "must-read" for military leaders around the world.

"A wild book, a real page-turner."--The Economist

"Ghost Fleet is a thrilling trip through a terrifyingly plausible tomorrow. This is not just an excellent book, but an excellent book by those who know what they are talking about. Prepare to lose some sleep."--D. B. Weiss, writer of HBO's Game of Thrones

"It's exciting, but it's terrifying at the same time."--General Robert Neller, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps


    REVIEW QUOTES
"Tom Clancy fans will relish Singer and Cole's first novel, a chilling vision of what might happen in a world war launched by a Chinese sneak attack on America's eyes and brains in outer space. Singer, a military strategist, and Cole, a former defense-industry analyst for the "Wall Street Journal," easily wed their knowledge to a fast-moving plot and characters who make an impression, even the minor characters who appear briefly. After the global economy tanks, urban workers' riots sweep China, but instead of repressing the workers themselves, the military ousts the Communist leaders, clearing the way for a new government. When the Chinese strike, the Americans fight back. Among the many heroes is Cmdr. James Simmons, who assumes command of the USS "Coronado" when its captain is killed. Detailed endnotes documenting the real-world technologies and trends behind the book make the fiction even more plausible."--Publishers Weekly "If you've been looking for a smart update to Tom Clancy, this is for you." --"Foreign Policy" "Ghost Fleet is a page-turner filled with thrills and chills, but it is also more than that. Drawn from real world trends in cyber tech, intelligence, and defense, it offers a haunting glimpse into our future that you'll find hard to forget." --Nina Jacobson, Producer of "The Hunger Games" "I couldn't put this one down. Reads like the very best of classic Tom Clancy, updated for the 21st century, persuasive in its detail, simultaneously thrilling and terrifying." --Phillip Meyer, author of "The Son" "Global war between China and the United States -- unimaginable? Hardly. In Ghost Fleet, Peter Singer and August Cole lay out a plausible, frightening, and pitch-perfect vision of what such a war could look like in the near future. This page-turning marvel is the best source of high-tech geopolitical visioneering since Tom Clancy's Red Storm Rising and Sir John Hackett's The Third World War. A startling blueprint for the wars of the future and therefore needs to be read now!" --Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret); Supreme Allied Commander, NATO, 2009-2013; Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University "Ghost Fleet is a thrilling trip through a terrifyingly plausible tomorrow. This is not just an excellent book, but an excellent book by those who know what they are talking about. Prepare to lose some sleep." --D.B. Weiss, Writer and Executive Producer of HBO's "Game of Thrones"



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Publisher Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publish date 06/30/2015
Pages 416
ISBN-13 9780544142848
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