The United States, China, and Russia eye each other across a 21st century version of the Cold War. But what if it ever turned hot?
In the spirit of early Tom Clancy, Ghost Fleet is a page-turning imagining of how World War III might play out. But what makes it even more notable is how the book smashes together the technothriller and nonfiction genres. It is a novel, but with 400 endnotes, showing how every trend and technology featured in book— no matter how sci-fi it may seem — is real.
It lays out the future of technology and war, while following a global cast of characters fighting at sea, on land, in the air and in two new places of conflict: outer space and cyberspace. Warship captains battle through a modern day Pearl Harbor; fighter pilots duel with stealthy drones; teenage hackers battle in digital playgrounds; American veterans are forced to fight as low-tech insurgents; Silicon Valley billionaires mobilize for cyber-war; and a serial killer carries out her own vendetta. Ultimately, victory will depend on who can best blend the lessons of the past with the weapons of the future.
The debut novel by two leading experts on the cutting edge of national security, Ghost Fleet is a unique read, a grabbing summer thrill ride but also an informing guide to the future, As such it has drawn praise from an equally unique group, ranging from the Commander of NATO to the writer of HBO Game of Thrones and the producer of The Hunger Games.