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Michael DiMercurio

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Lieutenant Michael DiMercurio, USN began his naval career as a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy.  During his career he served aboard the USS Hammerhead and teaching at the Naval Academy.  He left the Navy for a career in “construction and engineering.”  Michael DiMercurio is the author of: Vertical Dive; Emergency Deep; Terminal Run; The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Submarines; Threat Vector; Piranha: Firing Point; Barracuda Final Bearing; Phoenix Sub Zero; Attack of the Seawolf; and, Voyage of the Devilfish.


According to the book description of Voyage of the Devilfish, “The F. S. Kaliningrad is the last great triumph of Soviet submarine technology. Now it is at sea beneath the polar icecap. Aboard is the most brilliant commander in the Russian undersea fleet, Admiral Alexi Novskoyy. In his fanatic hands is the power to turn back the clock to the cold war and begin the countdown to doomsday.”


According to the book description of Attack of the Seawolf, “The nightmare fear of the U.S. had come true. One of our finest submarines, the USS Tampa, on a top-secret spying mission, had fallen into Chinese Communist hands. The Communists, fighting for survival in a savage cival war, now held not only the sub, the crew, and the gutsy Commander Sean Murphy hostage, but U.S. power and prestige as well.”


According to the book description of Phoenix Sub Zero, “The Hegira was the finest super-sub that Arab oil money could buy. But the U.S. Navy was only now learning just how good this undersea sword of Islam was. Already one American sub had been destroyed, and another crippled, as the Hegira broke out of the Mediterranean and headed toward America to deliver its lethal payload.”


According to the book description of Barracuda Final Bearing, “Precipitated by the fall of the Soviet Empire and the Chinese democratic revolution, an independent nuclear armed state emerges calling itself Manchuria. The nearby Japanese try to ensure Manchuria will not use its weapons against them. An angry UN turns on Japan and then the fighting begins.”


According to the book description of Piranha: Firing Point, “A civil war has split China, but the Red Chinese Communists make one last-ditch assault, and steal five of the most advanced warships ever built. When the American land forces sent to help White China suffer military disaster, they are forced to use the ultimate but untested weapons system.”


According to the book description of Threat Vector, “Submarine commander Alexi Novskoyy has been sprung from prison by a multibillion-dollar organization with a very special mission in mind. The company has designed a new submarine -- the Vepr -- which they will use to wreak havoc on international trade. To test its new weapon, Alexi must sink a cruise ship carrying the entire brass of the U.S. Navy -- effectively decapitating the American fleet.”


According to the book description of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Submarines, “Welcome to your tour of a state-of-the-art U.S. Navy nuclear submarine. You are standing on Pier 22 of Norfolk Naval Station in the Tidewater section of the state of Virginia. The pier is a long jetty of concrete, stretching westward into the Elizabeth River from the high security checkpoint next to the towering structure of the haze-gray tender ship.”


According to the book description of Vertical Dive, “The explosive new techno-thriller from former submarine officer Michael DiMercurio.  As hurricane Helen barrels in toward the Virginia coastline, the U.S. Navy’s Commander-in-Chief Atlantic Fleet orders all vessels to scramble to sea, including Burke Dillinger’s Hampton and Peter Vornado’s Texas. But this is no mere storm evacuation. There is something sinister going on in the eastern Atlantic. The Navy’s eyes are on the ballistic missile submarine force, the “boomer” submarines loaded to the gills with intercontinental nuclear warheads. The French boomer submarine Le Vigilant has “gone bad,” hijacked by an Algerian terrorist with dreams of completing the circle of revenge and using French nuclear weapons on the French who imprisoned his father. As terrorist Issam Zauabri’s forces learn how to employ the nuclear missiles, Vornado’s Texas and Dillinger’s Hampton close in on the threat, but Issam knows how to use torpedoes as well as he does the missiles, and Le Vigilant is one of the quietest submarines ever built. Once the American subs are on the bottom, his attack can proceed on Paris, but since it was Americans who interfered, Issam will save one missile for New York”


According to the book description of Terminal Run, “One ship could revolutionize submarine warfare as we know it: the USS Snarc. A robotic combat sub carrying no crew, the Snarc has proven unbeatable in sea trials. And now, it has fallen into the hands of an unseen enemy.”

Barracuda, Final Bearing
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Phoenix Sub Zero
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Complete Idiot's Guide to Submarines (The Complete Idiot's Guide)
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Piranha: Firing Point
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Opération Seawolf
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Emergency Deep
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Terminal Run
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Vertical Dive
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Attack of the Seawolf
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Threat Vector
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Voyage of the Devilfish
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According to the book description of Emergency Deep, “The explosive new techno-thriller from former submarine officer Michael DiMercurio.  A terrorist cabal has acquired a scrapped Soviet sub from the Cold War -- a technologically advanced failure still able to outrun any torpedo or enemy vessel and strike at will. With a nuclear payload, it will enable them to strike directly at Israel and throw the world into chaos. All that remains is to modernize the sub with the latest technology.”

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