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Tipping Point: The War With China—The First Salvo by David Poyer []



Set in a near future near and far east on the brink of war(s), this addition to a long series about naval officer Dan Lemson doesn’t require you to know his back story. Nor is this about, as the publisher would have you think, the potential for a war with China. That is only the background to a very well drawn psychological tale of a commanding officer under stress, with realistic problems, human and mechanical. Applicable to management dilemmas, except of course in this case, errors can cause death. An anti-war tale of how wars are “sleep-walked” into, and how those on the front lines are puppets to the orders from those safely at home. Not much resolution of issues by the end of the story, several books follow this tale.

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