Hunter Killers

The Dramatic Untold Story of the Royal Navy's Most Secret Service


Author: Iain Ballantyne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409144208

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 9503

HUNTER KILLER: a submarine designed to pursue and attack enemy submarines and surface ships using torpedoes. HUNTER KILLERS will follow the careers of four daring British submarine captains who risked their lives to keep the rest of us safe, their exploits consigned to the shadows until now. Their experiences encompass the span of the Cold War, from voyages in WW2-era submarines under Arctic ice to nuclear-powered espionage missions in Soviet-dominated seas. There are dangerous encounters with Russian spy ships in UK waters and finally, as the communist facade begins to crack, they hold the line against the Kremlin's oceanic might, playing a leading role in bringing down the Berlin Wall. It is the first time they have spoken out about their covert lives in the submarine service. This is the dramatic untold story of Britain's most-secret service.

Hunter Killer Squadron


Author: Matthew Brennan,Paul McCarthy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671744534

Category: Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Page: 317

View: 1601

Collects the first-person accounts of twenty-nine Vietnam soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, offering insight into their life-and-death operations and the teamwork that enabled their military achievements. Reissue.

Hunters, Killers, Madmen

Part One


Author: S. Willhelm Vonwahrenberger

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1608446050

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 8326

Hunters, Killers, Madmen, Part One, a sight seeing tour through the depraved underworld of personal destruction and organized mayhem, guided by two thugs and their twisted collection of back stabbers, liars and cheats. Meet Rocco, a gangster that fell into his line of work by metaphorically taking a bullet for best friend and future boss of the Sicilian Brotherhood of Legitimate Businessmen. Tony Number One calls Rocco to ask that he deliver a hot car he's driving, the cops are only ten minutes behind him, and he can't do jail time. Naturally, Pittsburgh's finest pinch Rocco and he serves seven out of ten years. Then there is Austin, his brother, who is compelled to save Rocco from further stupidity, because their mother said so. In this world, you can't trust anyone. Just when you think you understand the mind of Underboss Ronnie Chic, a man rumored to have disemboweled a Great Dane with his hand on a dare or the game played by The Iguana, the rules change. Hunters, Killers, Madmen, Part One, is a disturbing journey through the first level of treachery and delusion where reality wins. S. Wilhelm von Wahrenberger lives quietly and privately in the Monogehela Valley of southwestern Pennsylvania with his two beagles and is happily divorced with three nearly grown sons, Christian, Colan and Quinn. His experience as both a former military police officer and private security guard brings a touch of weapons grade nasty to Hunters, Killers, Madmen, Part One not normally found in this genre. He published He Came From Earth in December of 2008 His goal in writing is to entertain readers with good storytelling. He believes that style, characters and plausibility make the story and lives by the notion that brevity is the soul of wit. "There are things in a book that must be said, some things that are best left unsaid, and as such, what isn't said is more often than not the most important," the author states.

Hunter Killer

Inside the Lethal World of Drone Warfare


Author: T. Mark McCurley

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1925575497

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 4658

We are too close. We know too much, and when it is time to shoot, we can zoom in until the target fills the screen. Drones, or remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), are a mysterious and headline-making tool in the military's counterterrorism arsenal. Hunter Killer puts readers into this secretive world: hunting terrorists from the sky, deploying cutting-edge technology to neutralize threats to national security; but also, sitting in Los Angeles traffic surrounded by civilians on the commute home, the mind still fixed on blown-up images of a target's charred remains in the dust. From starting out as one of the first volunteers, to becoming the commander of a squadron and writing the training manual for the entire Predator program, Air Force pilot and former intelligence operator Lt. Col. T. Mark McCurley has helped cement the status of drones as one of the military's deadliest weapons, with the lowest accident rate in the Air Force. Hunter Killer is a gripping and extraordinary first-hand account of Predator drones and the war on terror - equal parts techno-thriller, historical account and war memoir.

Hunter Killer

Danny Black Thriller 2


Author: Chris Ryan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444753614

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6081

The second book in the hugely popular Danny Black series by the creator of the hit TV show Strikeback. Their operations are deniable. Their skill is deadly. SAS hero Danny Black is recruited to an assassination squad directed to hunt down and kill terrorist cells in a gripping thriller from the man who knows what it's like at the front line. The suicide bomb strikes central London. The trail leads first to a hate cleric in a North London mosque, and his connections to a devout Saudi prince with a taste for hookers, drugs and booze. But it's only when Danny tracks down his target to a training camp in the Yemen that he finds there may be a connection a hell of a lot closer to home.

Hunter Killer


Author: Patrick Robinson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407097032

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 7438

Saudi Arabia, the world's leading oil nation, is on the brink of revolution. While the Royal Family is ransacking the dwindling coffers, the country seethes with unrest. Vowing to end the destructive rule, Crown Prince Mohammed sets in motion a top-secret operation to destroy the Saudi oil industry. In search of an ally, a nation with a naval power willing to help in return for a share of the oil wealth, he turns to France. Her lethal Hunter Killer submarines can inflict devastating damage to the country's massive oil installations and help shift the power structure of the world's oil giant. On the other side of the globe, as the ferocious battle for the desert kingdom begins and the world's oil markets plunge into chaos, Admiral Morgan, former Security Advisor to the President, and Lt. Commander Ramshawe are summoned to the White House. Here, they discover the masterminds behind the evil plot: a mysterious French Colonel they call 'The Hunter,' and none other than Morgan's arch enemy, HAMAS General Ravi Rashood ...

The Hunter Killers

The Extraordinary Story of the First Wild Weasels, the Band of Maverick Aviators Who Flew the Most Dangerous Missions of the Vietnam War


Author: Dan Hampton

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062375148

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 7524

At the height of the Cold War, America's most elite aviators bravely volunteered for a covert program aimed at eliminating an impossible new threat. Half never returned. All became legends. From New York Times bestselling author Dan Hampton comes one of the most extraordinary untold stories of aviation history. Vietnam, 1965: On July 24 a USAF F-4 Phantom jet was suddenly blown from the sky by a mysterious and lethal weapon—a Soviet SA-2 surface-to-air missile (SAM), launched by Russian "advisors" to North Vietnam. Three days later, six F-105 Thunderchiefs were brought down trying to avenge the Phantom. More tragic losses followed, establishing the enemy's SAMs as the deadliest anti-aircraft threat in history and dramatically turning the tables of Cold War air superiority in favor of Soviet technology. Stunned and desperately searching for answers, the Pentagon ordered a top secret program called Wild Weasel I to counter the SAM problem—fast. So it came to be that a small group of maverick fighter pilots and Electronic Warfare Officers volunteered to fly behind enemy lines and into the teeth of the threat. To most it seemed a suicide mission—but they beat the door down to join. Those who survived the 50 percent casualty rate would revolutionize warfare forever. "You gotta be sh*#@ing me!" This immortal phrase was uttered by Captain Jack Donovan when the Wild Weasel concept was first explained to him. "You want me to fly in the back of a little tiny fighter aircraft with a crazy fighter pilot who thinks he's invincible, home in on a SAM site in North Vietnam, and shoot it before it shoots me?" Based on unprecedented firsthand interviews with Wild Weasel veterans and previously unseen personal papers and declassified documents from both sides of the conflict, as well as Dan Hampton's own experience as a highly decorated F-16 Wild Weasel pilot, The Hunter Killers is a gripping, cockpit-level chronicle of the first-generation Weasels, the remarkable band of aviators who faced head-on the advanced Soviet missile technology that was decimating fellow American pilots over the skies of Vietnam.

Hunter Killer


Author: Geoffrey Jenkins

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440135309

Category: Fiction

Page: 221

View: 4517

A top-secret mission to launch a revolutionary Anglo-American missile axed by a budget-conscious government; a nuclear submarine carrying to a secret destination the scientist most concerned with its vindication, who happens to be the Vice-President of the United States; a combination of powerful forces intent on preventing the Vice-President arriving in time for the countdown; a British submarine ace who will stop at nothing to ensure the mission's success and who is none other than Geoffrey Peace, R.N., that memorable figure from A Twist of Sand; these are the ingredients of Geoffrey Jenkins's latest riveting thriller, set in the uncharted coral seas of the Indian Ocean, where the elements also play their unpredictable part. Add to this magnificent sea story, set a few years from now, a twist of fate which suddenly makes the daring mission one of vital significance for the world, and you have the distinctive brand of adventure which Geoffrey Jenkins has made peculiarly his own. "A top-class adventure story about the efforts of a diamond-hunting expedition to find a fabulous hoard on the sea-bed off South-West Africa". Observer "Mr Jenkins does this sort of thing better almost than anybody else...In the realm of the British adventure story-a great tradition-Mr Jenkins keeps the flag flying splendidly". Church Times "One of the best adventure stories for a long time". Sunday Times



Author: Colin Harvey

Publisher: Swimming Kangaroo Books

ISBN: 1934041661

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 7808

A lecturer, haunted by the ghost of his unborn brother¿a man whose out-of-body experiences show him a terrifying secret behind closed doors¿a nascent nine-year-old serial killer awaits the visit of her friends¿an innocent-seeming woodland begins to bare its secrets¿ Eleven cross-genre thrillers; eleven short stories that show the killers that lurk in the strangest of places, from prize-winning authors Gary Fry, Jonathan Maberry, Paul Meloy, Lee Thomas, World Fantasy Award-winner Bruce Holland Rogers, and others.

Ever the Hunter, Ever the Prey

Hunters, Killers, & Victims


Author: D. Leo Lund

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781502954374

Category: Fiction

Page: 34

View: 7655

Ever The Hunter, Ever The Prey is the story of an on going investigation by D. Leo Lund into the minds and motives of Killers, Hunters, and Victims that he has become aquainted with over his lifetime of 66 years. While he cannot identify his sources or reveal the real names of the characters in these stories of depravity, he has tried to stay as true as possible with regard to the workings and reasonings of the incidents and people involved. A word of caution, this is Adult reading material.