This book continues the story about the war with China. Things are going hot and Dan has been ordered to lead a task force blocking part of the South China Sea and to provide ABM coverage to Taipei. It looks like the infection has been stopped but the rapist still stalks the decks and an NCIS investigator has been put on board.
The action changes between Dan, the NCIS agent, Dan's wife, Blair, who is back in Washington and running for election and SEAL Teddy Oberg. This book has more action than the previous one but he spends a little too much time on the NCIS agent and Blair for my taste. Given current events concerning our relations with China, this story seems totally plausible and prescient. Poyer has not only done his homework about ship board systems but the political climate as well.
The book ends with several plot themes unfinished so we can expect another book in this series.