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Nelson A. Blish

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Captain Nelson A. Blish, USN (ret.) “received a BS from the United States Naval Academy. After commissioning as an Ensign in the United States Navy, he obtained an MS from Michigan State University and attended Nuclear Power School and Submarine School. He was assigned to the Polaris missile submarine, USS ALEXANDER HAMILTON (SSBN 617), where he served for three patrols. Captain Nelson A. Blish remained in the Naval Reserves after leaving active duty and attended the College of William & Mary, Marshall Wythe School of Law, where he received his JD. While at law school, he worked at NASA’s Research Center at Langley, Virginia, and was licensed as a Patent Agent.”  He is the author of Ishmael’s Son and The Taking of the King.


According to the book description of Ishmael’s Son, it “is a terrorist thriller set in today's tense Middle East-West confrontations. The story entangles a decent, hard-working family man caught in a maelstrom of revenge, a cold-blooded terrorist, U.S. Navy intelligence, and a jumbo jet chasing an exocent missile targeted at the president of the Unites States.”

The Taking of the King
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Ishmael's Son
Nelson Adrian Blish  More Info

According to the book description of The Taking of the King, “The USS Martin Luther King is the pride of the American navy. Faster than anything in the ocean, and capable of avoiding all detection, it is the ultimate weapon-and it is about to be stolen. A Russian operative has been secreted aboard the King. Armed with a powerful nerve agent, he will incapacitate the entire crew and deliver the submarine to his superiors.  Now, the only chance of stopping them rests with two isolated sailors- unarmed and trapped under the sea in their own ship-against an enemy trained to kill and win at all costs.”

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