Kilo Class by Patrick Robinson

This book was an accident. I needed a new book to read, because I was going to be waiting for something. The cover looked like a decent military technological drama. Since Tom Clancy cannot write books as fast as I can read them, I thought I would give it a try. It was a decent choice.

The premise is that Russia wants to sell Kilo class submarines to China. At $300 million a boat, it is much needed income for Russia. However, if China does get a fleet of Kilos, they can shut the US out of the region with this quite electric/diesel boat and possibly eventually retake Taiwan. The book contains some interesting black ops submarine work, some ground based special ops action and a cool under ice crossing of the north pole that I didn’t know was possible.

I you like Clancy, you will enjoy this book. If you don’t like Clancy, what is wrong with you? (Just Kidding.) It wasn’t a great book, but a good read. Also see H.M.S Unseen by the same author.