Please tell Tom Clancy that technical details about weaponry and submarine mechanics is not story telling. I’m 200 pages in and half of what I’ve read amounts to military tech porn.
This novel had potential. A Soviet submarine captain goes rouge, defecting to America, after an incompetent, communist (I repeat myself) doctor kills his wife during botched surgery – awesome!
That’s an enjoyable yarn. But I’m not going to slog through hundreds of pages of what reads like an instruction manual for an underwater radar system to get to the interesting plot points.
I imagine this sort of thing is catnip for a man with a systematic engineer’s mind. Not I. I did try, though. This book ain’t for me.