“Compelling and visionary. DiMercurio’s characters run as deep as his submarines themselves!”
--Joe Buff, author of Crush Depth and Thunder in the Deep

"DiMercurio really knows his subs...his characters step right off the sub deck and onto his pages."
--Larry Bond

"A Master Rivaling Tom Clancy."
--Publishers Weekly

--San Francisco Examiner

--Associated Press

"Superb storytelling."
--Virginia-Pilot/Ledger Star



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. And 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 killed 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…

“Compelling and visionary. DiMercurio’s characters run as deep as his submarines themselves!”

--Joe Buff, author of Straits Of Power, Tidal Rip, Crush Depth, Thunder in the Deep, And Deep Sound Channel.

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Vertical Dive

Vertical Dive is a phenomenal novel; an emotional rollercoaster ride from beginning to end. Once again, Michael shows his flare for weaving unbearable personal pain and heartache into a truly great work of military fiction.

Oh, and my God, the love scenes in this novel will make you tremble with desire and are written in a most romantic, yet provocative way that I'm sure will please just about everyone.

The bad guys in Vertical Dive are unimaginably evil, calculating and sadistic. While reading parts of this book I literally had to put it down and walk away to regain my composure so I could continue reading. If you thought parts of "Attack Of The Seawolf" were hard to read, wait until you read this latest DiMercurio classic. It's mind-blowing!

Overall, Vertical Dive goes well beyond the typical submarine combat genre novel. It's erotic, romantic, political and very relevant to current world events. Michael really hits a home-run with this book, and as only he seems to be able to do, he lets us glimpse into the world of the nuclear powered submarine in action. Once word spreads of this book I believe it will garner rave reviews and appeal to a wide scope of readers.

--Tim Sharp
President of the Michael DiMercurio Fan Club

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