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Poyer, David

Works: 87 works in 345 publications in 2 languages and 28,132 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Action and adventure fiction  Sea stories  Sea fiction  History  Naval history  Nature stories  War fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3566.O978, 813.54
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Most widely held works by David Poyer
Black storm by David Poyer( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,193 libraries worldwide
"Six days before America invades Iraq, Saddam Hussein issues an ultimatum; if coalition forces cross the border, he will turn Israel into "a crematorium." In the four days left before the ground war begins, Gunnery Sergeant Marcus Gault and his marine-army-navy team must land in Iraq, locate Saddam's ultimate deterrent, and target it for destruction with U.S. cruise missiles."--Jacket
Tomahawk by David Poyer( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,090 libraries worldwide
A thriller on the development of the Tomahawk nuclear-tipped missile, whose protagonist is Dan Lenson of the U.S. Navy. His life is thrown in turmoil when his peace-activist girlfriend is murdered by Chinese spies, seeking missile secrets
The cruiser by David Poyer( Book )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,086 libraries worldwide
"Newly-promoted to Captain, Dan Lenson's first glimpse of his command is of a ship literally high and dry. The USS Savo Island, which carries a classified, never-before-deployed missile defense system, has run aground on an exposed sandbar off Naples. Captain Lenson has to relieve the ship's disgraced skipper and deploy on a secret mission--Operation Stellar Shield--which will take his ship and crew into the dangerous waters bordering the Middle East. As a climate of war builds between Israel and Iraq, with threats of nuclear and chemical weapons, Dan has to rally Savo Island's demoralized crew, confront a mysterious death on board ship, while learning to operate a complex missile system that has not been battle tested. But when the conflict reaches a climax, Dan is forced to make a decision that may cost hundreds of thousands of innocent lives--or may save them, but at the cost of his ship and his career. Filled with dramatic sea adventure, authentic weapons and technology, and distinguished by Poyer's deep understanding of duty and the moral choices made in combat, The Cruiser is the fourteenth novel to feature Dan Lenson in military service that carries him throughout the world"--
The circle by David Poyer( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 1,073 libraries worldwide
Dan Lenson goes aboard The Ryan as a junior officer during the Vietnam War. The ship must track a Russian submarine carrying nuclear weapons and in the end Lenson must face a naval inquiry into the Ryan's fate
The threat by David Poyer( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,063 libraries worldwide
Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Dan Lenson is assigned to serve in the White House, taking over counter-narcotics efforts for President Robert De Bari, only to uncover a horrific terrorist plot to smuggle a dirty bomb into the United States
China Sea by David Poyer( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,046 libraries worldwide
Lt. Comdr. Dan Lenson inherited an old destroyer, a surly crew, and the strange mission of suppressing piracy in the South China Sea
Korea Strait by David Poyer( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,027 libraries worldwide
U.S. Navy commander Dan Lenson oversees an international training exercise off the coast of the Korean peninsula and discovers a disabled North Korean submarine on a deadly mission
The weapon by David Poyer( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,024 libraries worldwide
Struggling to obtain the plans for a new Russian nuclear warhead, Navy commander Dan Lenson and his team are betrayed and barely escape with their lives, a situation that prompts an even more dangerous attempt to steal the weapon off of an Iranian submarine
The whiteness of the whale by David Poyer( Book )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,008 libraries worldwide
After a tragic accident maims her laboratory assistant, Dr. Sara Pollard's career as a primate behaviorist lies in ruins. With nothing left to lose, Pollard, descendant of a Nantucket captain whose ship was sunk by a rogue whale, accepts an offer to join anti-whaling activists on a round-the-world racing yacht as the resident scientist, to sail from Argentina to the stormy Antarctic Sea. There they'll shadow, harass, and expose the Japanese fleet, which continues to kill and process endangered whales in internationally-declared sanctuaries. But everyone aboard Black Anemone has a secret, or something to live down. But no one aboard is prepared for what Nature herself has in store, when they're targeted by a massive creature with a murderous agenda of its own
Fire on the waters : a novel of the Civil War at sea by David Poyer( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 951 libraries worldwide
Wealthy Elisha Eaker joins the Navy in 1861 to avoid an unwanted marriage and is assigned to the U.S.S. Owanee. Ker Claiborne, the ship's executive officer, is struggling with the choice between the Navy and Virginia. Their ship is then ordered to relieve Fort Sumter
The gulf by David Poyer( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 935 libraries worldwide
A U.S. destroyer is hit by an Iranian missile in the Persian Gulf. A conflict seems inevitable
The passage by David Poyer( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Dutch and held by 926 libraries worldwide
Navy lieutenant Dan Lenson hunts for a spy on board a U.S. destroyer carrying a top-secret gun firing system. The spy's mission is to deliver the destroyer to the Cubans during maneuvers off Cuba. By the author of Louisiana Blue
A country of our own : a novel of the Civil War at sea by David Poyer( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 926 libraries worldwide
Reaching the agonizing decision to join the Confederate States Navy, abolitionist Lieutenant Ker Claiborne works to destroy a ship in order to undermine Union finances and experiences confrontations with fellow officers
The crisis by David Poyer( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 926 libraries worldwide
Assigned to improve an undisciplined patrol craft squadron in the Red Sea, Naval Commander Dan Lenson and his Tactical Analysis Group find themselves on a humanitarian mission in famine-stricken northern Africa, where a young jihadist coordinates a violent insurgency
The med by David Poyer( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 921 libraries worldwide
Cloaked by the mists of dawn, Task Force 61--carrying tanks, aircraft, and over 5000 Marines--steams toward Syria with deadly intent. Their mission: rescue 100 hostages from a terrorist stronghold--alive
As the wolf loves winter by David Poyer( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 919 libraries worldwide
Environmentalist Racks Halvorsen stumbles on an illegal gas field in Pennsylvania being worked by Asian slave labor. He discovers a 12-year-old girl held prisoner because she too came across the field. Halvorsen storms the camp and rescues the girl, after which they flee to safety with the help of wolves
Onslaught : the war with China--the opening battle by David Poyer( Book )
6 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 914 libraries worldwide
"The latest in David Poyer's acclaimed novels about the modern Navy and Marine Corps, Onslaught chronicles Dan Lenson's latest challenge as the U.S. Navy struggles to hold Taiwan, Korea, and Japan against a massive Chinese offensive. The prize: domination of Asia and the Western Pacific. As the United States' computer, satellite, and financial networks are ravaged by coordinated digital attacks, China and its associated powers begin to roll up and intimidate American allies, launching invasions of India, Taiwan, South Korea, and Okinawa. USS Savo Island, captained by Dan Lenson, is one of the few forces left in its way. With a fractured crew under attack from an unknown assailant aboard their own ship, and facing missile launches from above and below the sea's surface, can Dan and his scratch-team task force hold the line against an overwhelming enemy? Or will the U.S. lose the Pacific--and perhaps much more--to an aggressive and expansionist new Chinese Empire? The most explosive novel yet in the long-running Dan Lenson series, Onslaught begins an utterly convincing scenario of how a global war with China could unfold"--
Tipping point : the war with China : the first salvo by David Poyer( Book )
5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 872 libraries worldwide
"Captain Dan Lenson is under fire both at sea, and in Washington. His command of the first antiballistic-missile-capable cruiser in the Fleet, USS Savo Island, is threatened when he's called home to testify before Congress. There, he must defend his controversial decision to prevent a massive retaliatory missile attack by Israel against civilian targets in the Mideast. Shaken by the near-end of his career, Lenson returns to command uncertain of his own future, but determined to do his best by a damaged ship and an increasingly divided crew. Ordered to the Indian Ocean, Savo cruises off East Africa, protecting shipping lanes from pirates. But this seemingly routine patrol turns ominous when an unknown assailant begins assaulting female crew members. But then, an explosive showdown begins between India and Pakistan ... with Savo Island, and her unique but not yet fully battle-ready ability to intercept ballistic missiles, standing alone between two nations on the brink of the first theater nuclear war. Dan will have to battle tsunami driven seas, incoming weapons, and a quickly tilting balance of power, as China moves inexorably in her bid to displace America in the far Pacific. The fifteenth novel in David Poyer's acclaimed series of naval adventures featuring Dan Lenson, Tipping Point is an action-packed, utterly authentic story of duty, war, and the stress of command, by the most popular living author of American sea fiction"--
The command by David Poyer( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 852 libraries worldwide
The Command is an exciting and timely novel that asks deep questions about honor, duty, the bonds of shipmates in combat, and the responsibilities and limits of American power in a murky and dangerous war on terror
Ghosting by David Poyer( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 843 libraries worldwide
Jack, a hotshot neurosurgeon, is at the peak of his career-- and his family's showing the strain. Jack's solution to all their problems is a family cruise to Bermuda aboard a luxurious new sailboat. He's never sailed on the open sea before-- and they begin to fear for their safety. How much would each one be willing to sacrifice in order to buy the others a chance to survive?
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Alternative Names
David Poyer American writer
David Poyer escritor estadounidense
Poyer, D. C.
Poyer, D.C. 1949-
Poyer, D. C. (David C.)
Poyer, Dave
Poyer, Dave 1949-
Poyer, David C.
Poyer, David C. 1949-
ポイヤー, デイヴィッド
English (154)
Dutch (8)
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