|Stormdragon (1997) [Novel]|
by James H. Cobb
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Series: USS Cunningham
(From the publisher):
Commander Amanda Lee Garrett, captain of the stealth missle destroyer the USS Cunningham, faces two urgent challenges: coming to terms with hwe newfound status as a navel heroine following the bitterly fought Antartic Campaign, and getting the newly repaired Cunningham through its sea trails and back into active service. But events halfway across the world are about to present her with an infinity more dangerous test.
In China the simmering conflict between the communist regime and the rebal forces has boiled over into a full-scale cival war - and the Nationlists in Taiwan have taken advantage of the situation to launch a lighting srike at the mainland.
In Washington Intelligence analysts fear that with their backs to the wall the communists may try one last desperate throw of the dice - launching a missle against Taiwan from one of their nuclear submarines. The results could be catasrophic.
The only option is to send the Cunningham into the East China Sea, using its unique stealth capabilities to track down the submarine and destroy it before ir can release its deadly payload. But hunting her prey in the midst of a high-tech shooting war and with the risk of triggering a globel conflict ever present, Amanda Garrett may just find out she's stretching the capabilities of her ship and its crew beyond their limits...
Original title: Stormdragon
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Military and Naval Adventure