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Publication Order of Jeffrey Fuller Books

Deep Sound Channel (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thunder in the Deep (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crush Depth (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tidal Rip (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Straits of Power (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seas of Crisis (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Joe Buff is American writer of naval techno-thriller popularly known for his bestseller Tidal Rip. Before his full-time writing career, Buff worked as an actuary for 20 years. Buff is an alumnus of New York University with Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and later joined Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he graduated with Master of Arts in Mathematics. Buff resides in Dutchess County, New York with his wife a writer as well whom he met back in college.

His novels take place during the year 2011- 2012. In his books, Boer reactionaries take control of the government of South Africa leading the United Nations to put sanctions on South Africa. To counteract this, South Africa starts sinking any merchant shipping belonging to the United States and the United Kingdom. On the other hand, NATO begins mobilizing convoys that sail towards South Africa with Germany resisting due to social unrest. Halfway to South Africa, there is a mutiny in Germany leading the Hohenzollern family crowned the Kaiser, and the German government announces its support for South Africa and the two nations for the Boer-Berlin Axis.

In a pre-organized move, South Africa and Germany use tactical nuclear warheads to eliminate the NATO threat, Tripoli, and Warsaw. These moves make the Continental Europe admit defeat due to the fear of being in a nuclear war and most of the world remains neutral for either fear or greed or even both. The bankrupt Russia begins selling war weapons and intelligence to Boer-Berlin Axis. Regarding the allies, only United Kingdom, Mexico, America, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Chile, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and some African nations are still fighting. During the war, Jordan, Egypt, Brazil, India, Turkey, Indonesia, Russia, and some Middle East countries join the allies. The weapons of choice become tactical nuclear warheads with an agreement not to attack any civilians. The story then begins with Deep Sound Channel published in 2000 and ends with Seas of Crisis (2005).

Deep Sound Channel

Deep Sound Channel is the first book in Jeffrey Fuller series by Joe Buff. Taking into consideration the time the novel was published, the events depicted in the book take place in the “not too distant future” when the US is caught in a tactical nuclear war that will set the new era of tactics and weapons, human courage and geopolitical alignments.

It is the year 2011, in South Africa and Germany, well-planned mutinies have given rise to a military government that has overrun the half of Africa and the rest of Europe. While South Atlantic has become the playground where nuclear-tipped missiles are the order of the day and the only the one gun worth using is one that fires and seeks from beneath the sea.

Lieutenant Commander Jeffrey Fuller and his loyal crew aboard the nuclear submarine USS Challenger tasked with a mission that is crucial to winning the nuclear war. With the help of some Navy SEAL and Boer fighter, Ilse Reebeck, Jeffrey Fuller must put an end to a group of scientists who are creating a revolutionary biological weapon. If their mission succeeds, their mission will be a success, the bioweapon will be destroyed, and the South African government crippled, however, if something awful wrong, millions of innocent lives will be lost.

The first book in Jeffrey Fuller series is a detailed and a hypothetical case of World War III. The action takes place in Indian Ocean proximal to the coast of Africa at Durban. It includes a SEAL mission to obtain info from a carefully monitored shore facility and also destroy the facility. The vast extent of the book is dedicated to internal recovery measures within the submarine under attack and ailing from several failures including distorted exterior hatches and even fire.

If you are a submarine vessel enthusiast, you will be thrilled by the suspense and action that builds up. Even though the book is over a decade old and speculated the latest technology of the time, it portrays an actual contemporary mission in a manner that will fascinate you. The characters that Buff modeled for this novel are much believable and lively than Clive Cussler’s heroes.

Thunder in the Deep

In the first book, Deep Sound Channel, Joe Buff established himself as the chronicler of 21st-century warfare by taking submarine combat and military fiction to a new level of power vision and authenticity. Now the second novel, Thunder in the Deep picks up where the first book left off, brings to life an horrifying seascape where latest technology warriors of war to new extremes while the veterans push the technology to the maximum. This time the difference between defeat and victory depends entirely on the two technologically most advanced nuclear submarines in the world.

The Challenger is the superior weapon of the future, it is a ceramic-hulled submarine, and its electronic ears and eyes are the most advanced the world as ever seen. It is under the command of Captain Jeffrey Fuller, an ex-SEAL now a submariner and whose aggressive nature has made him a rising star- and in some rare occasions scares the hell out of his crew. His mission is to rescue the Virginia class fast attack submarine, Texas lying at the bottom of Atlantic Ocean off the Azores.

However, the Germans know where the Texas is, and they too know that the Challenger is coming. It is Captain Jeffrey submarine that the Germans want, so they dispatch their technologically advanced super submarine referred to as the Deutschland to destroy the Challenger.

In this underwater battle, your enemy only appears a blip on a console integrated into submarine computer system hardwired into a nuclear weapon system. Shock waves are unleashed to create deadly tsunamis; ships are vaporized from the surface of the earth. For Jeffrey and the Challenger, and also for the crew aboard the Deutschland, the race under the dangerous waters will demand every single bit of skill and courage if they are to survive. Moreover, before it is over, the Challenger mission is completely redefined and Fuller, his crew, is sent to Germany itself- to plant a nuke right in the belly of enemy’s power plant.

Thunder in the Deep will take you into the center of the most exciting and fiercest depictions of underwater ever witnessed. It is a remarkable novel of military action and strategy, a compelling tale of humanity and technology that will keep you turning pages until the climax.

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