Blood in the Water (Tides of War, Book 1)
C. Alexander London
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Based on a real military program! The US Navy's new breed of soldier is ready to make a big splash.
From the author of Dog Tags!
Navy SEALs are some of the most elite warriors in the world. Trained to operate in sea, land, and air, they work under cover of night to carry out the US military's most sensitive and difficult missions.
Cory McNab wanted to be a Navy SEAL, but he washed out of the program. Now he is a member of the Navy's Marine Mammals Program, where he is partnered with a search-and-recovery dolphin named Kaj.
Together, Cory and Kaj are the Navy's best hope when a US spy submarine is lost in enemy waters. With the help of Kaj's bio-sonar, they should be able to locate the submarine before its secrets fall into the wrong hands. But the mission gets complicated when a team of Navy SEALs runs into trouble. Can Cory succeed where his heroes have failed . . . or is he in too deep?
war. THEY came back up alongside the towering warship late in the day. No other ships were visible in any direction, just mild seas and puffy white clouds in the sky. The air smelled of diesel gas and salt water. Cory noticed right away that the water beside the big ship’s hull was churning. Fins and teeth flashed off the starboard side, and he tensed as they motored past. There were at least twenty sharks in the water, a school of them — what kind he couldn’t tell — and they were in a feeding
that operates in extreme underwater conditions without detection by hostile monitoring.” “A stealth sub,” one of the Navy SEAL guys said. “Roger that,” said the XO. “It is also loaded with some of the most top secret artificial intelligence on earth. It is programmed to function without controller input, to gather information on its own and to evade capture.” “So it’s like a thinking robot?” asked the same SEAL. “Like the Terminator?” A ripple of laughter went through the room. Cory imagined
impossible not to enjoy such a spectacular show. Cory figured it was time for the grand finale. As Kaj came around again and leapt just in front of where Cory was hiding, he tossed the second fish. Kaj caught it in midair and plunged back into the ocean. The men on board had seen the fish fly out from between the crates, and they cried out in alarm, turning toward Cory’s hiding place. Cory unstrapped the gun from his leg holster and switched off the safety. Just as the commandoes on deck
below. Every few minutes, Felix looked down to the winch and the spool of cable by his feet. The cable unrolled steadily second by second, the towline stretching out into the blue abyss beneath the sun-dappled surface of the water. “Come on, Sly, you can do it,” Felix whispered to himself, willing his partner to succeed. He checked his watch. Sly had been searching underwater for a while now. He’d popped his head up only once to take a breath, then disappeared again, and Felix had started to
dolphin team led by a SEAL training dropout at the same time they called up the most capable fighting unit in the world? Kaj had only ever worked in the waters of San Diego Bay, and Cory had never been on a warship before. He suddenly doubted that he and Kaj were ready for whatever was in store for them. Well, maybe Kaj was ready … but Cory? He was still the guy who’d failed SEAL training. No dolphin tricks could make up for that. “WE’RE going to do some training from the RHIB today, McNab,”