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Polaris

A Novel

Todd Tucker

Hardcover

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“A riveting tale of warfare in the not too distant future. Tucker takes his technological know-how as a former nuclear submariner and masterfully weaves it into a sensational thriller that will leave you pondering the land- and sea-scape of armed conflicts yet to come. A gifted writer first, Tucker seamlessly maintains the perfect balance between exhilarating story-telling and edifying prose. Superb novel!” —R. Cameron Cooke, author of Pride Runs Deep

One day in the not-too-distant future, Pete Hamlin regains consciousness deep inside the nuclear submarine Polaris. He's got a gun in his hand, a fire raging outside his door, and a dead man at his feet. Soon Pete discovers that the ship is in the middle of a mutiny - and he has no idea what side he's on.

He finds the ship is now commanded by the beautiful but volatile Hana Moody. She's locked the former captain, Finn McCallister, inside a steel trunk, accusing him of treason. Frank Holmes is Moody's loyalist, an imposing physical presence who shares Moody's unquestioning devotion to the cause of the Alliance. The ship's feckless doctor hovers in the background, unable to help Pete find out the truth about the Polaris. And outside the ship's steel hull lurks another submarine, yet another presence that might be either friend or deadly foe.

To save himself and discover the truth, Pete must journey with Polaris back to a forlorn piece of rock in the middle of a dangerous ocean: Eris Island. To get there he must fight murderous shipmates, a swarm of bomb-dropping drones, and a plague that is attacking everyone on both sides of a battle that Pete barely understands. Only on Eris Island does Hamlin finally learn the truth.



Praise For Polaris: A Novel

“Todd Tucker has crafted a riveting tale of warfare in the not too distant future, on a par with Clive Cussler's best. Tucker takes his technological know-how as a former nuclear submariner and masterfully weaves it into a sensational thriller that will leave you pondering the land- and sea-scape of armed conflicts yet to come. A gifted writer first, Tucker seamlessly maintains the perfect balance between exhilarating story-telling and edifying prose. Superb novel!” —R. Cameron Cooke, author of PRIDE RUNS DEEP on POLARIS

“One part Clancy, one part H.G. Wells, three parts pure Todd Tucker at his very best. Like all of his novels, Polaris rings with authenticity. Here, Tucker transports the reader to a war-torn and not-too-distant future that looks frighteningly like our own. Fast-paced submarine action and adventure, Polaris keeps you riveted to your chair and challenges you to ever think of drone warfare the same way again!” —Jan Coffey, author of SILENT WATERS

“Battle stations torpedo! Nuclear submarines, autonomous drones, a pandemic, a world in chaos. Todd Tucker has fashioned a vivid and fast-paced novel of submarine warfare set in a future that's all too plausible. Stealth and deception, move and countermove propel the action across a broad undersea battlefield. As always, the human factor plays a decisive role in the outcome, and in POLARIS, gender is no obstacle to command of a nuclear sub. When two aggressive female skippers face off, the ultimate fate of mankind hangs in the balance.” —Peter Sasgen, author of STALKING THE RED BEAR

“Veteran Submariner Todd Tucker charts a masterful course into the bold 21st century, post-Tom Clancy technothriller storytelling era. Equal parts tense psychodrama, breathless geopolitical action tale, and awesome look at the nature of near-future global war, POLARIS will keep you up way past your bedtime!” —Joe Buff, author of CRUSH DEPTH and SEAS OF CRISIS

Thomas Dunne Books, 9781250069788, 320pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 2016



About the Author

TODD TUCKER attended the University of Notre Dame on a full scholarship, graduating with a degree in history in 1990. He then volunteered for the United States Navy's demanding nuclear power program, eventually making six patrols onboard a Trident submarine. In 1995 Tucker left the Navy to return with his family to Indiana to pursue a career in writing. Tucker's previous novels include Collapse Depth, Ghost Sub, and Zulu Five Oscar.