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Author Rick CampbellLike Tom Clancy? Then you'll love Rick Campbell! RICK CAMPBELL, a retired Navy Commander, spent more than twenty-five years in the Navy, serving on four nuclear-powered submarines, finishing his career with tours in the Pentagon and in the Washington Navy Yard. On his last submarine, he was one of the two men whose permission is required to launch the submarine's nuclear warhead-tipped missiles. Upon retirement from the Navy, Rick tried was offered a two-book deal (now a four-book deal) by St. Martin's Press for his novel - The Trident Deception, his first book was hailed as "The best submarine novel since The Hunt for Red October.

Trident DeceptionThe Trident Deception opens on the USS Kentucky-a Trident ballistic missile submarine carrying a full complement of 192 nuclear warheads-is about to go on a routine patrol. Not long after it reaches the open sea, however, the Kentucky receives a launch order. After receiving that launch order, it is cut off from all counter-orders and disappears into the Pacific while it makes the eight-day transit to the launch site. What the Kentucky's crew doesn't know is that those launch orders haven't actually come from the U.S. government.

Empire RisingIn his second book, Empire Rising (February 2015), China, after a long, secret military buildup, launches a swift and deadly attack on Taiwan. But that's only their first move in a much deadlier game.