Submitted by: Richard Steinitz
Category: Film / Documentary
A new, top-secret type of submarine – USS Stingray (SSL 1001) – is being developed by the U.S. Navy.
Commander Jeff Woodbridge is given command of the SSL project after it broke its first captain and killed the next one!
Assistance comes in the unlikely form of an MIT dropout sent to help them with their new electronic toys. Slowly the captain and crew learn how to use it and take advantage of its special talents – small size, stealth and littoral (close to shore) operations.
NCIS is sent to investigate the death of the previous captain, and discovers it is not an accident!
Stingray is dispatched on Sudden Deployment, and sails on two hours’ notice – leaving part of the crew behind. The boat’s medical officer, Dr. Ellyn Gross, sails with her, contrary to Navy regs. In addition, an unintentional stowaway is found.
Stingray heads for the Middle East, takes on a SEAL team and heads for the Iranian coast! To find out more, you will have to read the book!
"The Voyage of the Stingray" is part "Hunt for Red October" and part "Midshipman Hornblower," a book where mystery, suspense and adventure all come together in a tale that you will not want to put down.
A FREE sample section of The Voyage of the Stingray is available here: http://richard0999.wixsite.com/richard-steinitz/my-books
About the author:
Richard Steinitz was born in 1947 in New York. He grew up in the New York suburb of Harrison, and after four unproductive years at SUNY/Buffalo moved to Israel, where he has lived since with his wife Naomi. They have two children and two grandchildren. Richard has written three novels - The Voyage of the Stingray is the latest one. Previous books were Murder Over the Border and Kaplan's Quest.