By Stephen Coonts
Dispatched on an ordeal run, NASA's SuperAegis satellite tv for pc has been created because the starting place of a global antimissle protection approach. yet moments after dispatch, it vanishes. Rear Admiral Jake Grafton fears whatever worse than a grave malfunction--he suspects sabotage...
The USS America--the world's such a lot technically complex nuclear submarine--is introduced on its maiden voyage. Then almost immediately after steaming out of harbor, the unthinkable occurs. Pirated by means of terrorists, America disappears underneath the roiling waves of the Atlantic, its Tomahawk warheads aimed at once on the United States...
An ingeniously calculated conflict has been waged--but the rouge enemy is much extra insidious than Jake Grafton ever imagined. His challenge: ferret out the middle staff in charge, overtake the stealth sub, and ruin it. yet occasions is working out, and the race is on for Grafton to blow the covert operation out of the water sooner than a whole country is delivered to its knees.
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I was scribbling like mad from the chalkboard when Miss Deale stopped at my desk and whispered, “Heaven, you and Tom please stay after class. ” I asked worriedly. “No, of course not. You always ask that. ” The only times Miss Deale seemed to be disap- pointed in either Tom or me was when we turned sullen and quiet from her questioning about how we lived. We became defensive of both Ma and Pa, not wanting her to know how poorly we were housed, and how pitiful were our meals compared to what we heard the city kids describing.
Granny knitting, crocheting, weaving, making braided rugs, as Grandpa whittled. Sometimes Grandpa fiddled for the barn dances held once a week, but the older Grandpa grew the less he liked to fiddle and the more he liked to whittle. ” Our stove not only heated our place but also cooked our food, baked our biscuits, heated our bathwater. Once a week before we went to church on Sundays, we took baths and washed our hair. Next to Ole Smokey sat an ancient kitchen cabinet outfitted with metal bins for flour, sugar, coffee, and tea.
Miss Deale narrowed her sky-blue eyes, stared at me with the oddest expression. “Why, I'm shocked, really shocked. ” “I just adore him, Miss Deale, I really do. ” “Heaven! You shouldn't say things like that. What can you possibly know about a house of ill-rep-- ” She broke off and looked embarrassed. ” The next Sunday Miss Deale didn't look at Pa with admiration; in-fact, she didn't cast her eyes his way one time. But even if Pa had fallen from Miss Deale's grace, she still was waiting for all five of us in the pharmacy while Ma and Pa chatted with their hill friends.