“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

Michael's Books Are:

[Emergency Deep]
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…

[Emergency Deep]
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 Israeland throw the world into chaos. All that remains is to modernize the sub with the latest technology.

[Threat Vector]
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.

[Threat Vector]
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.

[Threat Vector]
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.

[Piranha: Firing Point]
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.

[Barracuda Final Bearing]
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.

[Phoenix Sub Zero]
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.

[Attack Of the Seawolf]
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.

[Voyage of the Devilfish]
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.

Michael DiMercurio
Princeton, New Jersey



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