George WallaceGeorge Wallace

Born and raised in Eastern Ohio, Commander Wallace received his commission in the US Navy and a degree in engineering from The Ohio State University. After the obligatory and memorable interview with Admiral Rickover, he was accepted into the nuclear power and submarine communities. He served on two of Admiral Rickover’s famous “Forty One for Freedom”, the USS John Adams SSBN 620 and the USS Woodrow Wilson SSBN 624, during which time he made nine one-hundred-day deterrent patrols through the height of the Cold War.

Commander Wallace served as Executive Officer on the Sturgeon class nuclear attack submarine Spadefish. Spadefish and all her sisters were decommissioned during the downsizing that occurred in the 1990′s. The passing of that great ship served as the inspiration for “Final Bearing.”

Commander Wallace then commanded the Los Angeles class nuclear attack submarine USS Houston SSN 713 from February 1990 to August 1992. During this tour of duty he worked extensively with the SEAL community developing SEAL/submarine tactics. Under his command, the Houston was awarded the CIA Meritorious Unit Citation.

Commander George Wallace retired to the civilian business world in 1995, after twenty-two years of service on nuclear submarines.

Commander Wallace lives with his wife, Penny, in Alexandria, Virginia

Don KeithDon Keith

Award-winning and best-selling author Don Keith has lived in Southern USA all his life and is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in Broadcast and Film. As a broadcast journalist, he won awards from the Associated Press and United Press International for news writing and reporting and was also the first winner of Troy University’s Hector Award for innovation in broadcast journalism. As an on-the-air broadcaster, Don was twice named Billboard Magazine "Radio Personality of the Year." His first novel received the Alabama Library Association’s "Fiction of the Year" award. He has since published more than thirty-five books, fiction and non-fiction, including several nationally best-selling thrillers. One of them, Firing Point, was the basis for the hit motion picture Hunter Killer, starring Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman.

His writing has also appeared in such publications as The Washington Post, CQ Magazine, The American Legion Magazine, The K9YA Telegraph, and The Irish Times. He has also appeared on scores of TV shows and is a partner in a film production company, Fig Tree Media Group. He also has written several scripts and has other projects in various stages of pre-production for movies and television.

** by Don Keith only

Series: The Hunter Killer Series - Seies Prequel
Year  Book  Comment
  Firing Point
aka Hunter Killer
Below the polar ice cap, an American nuclear submarine moves quietly
Series: The Hunter Killer Series
Year  Book  Comment
  Final Bearing The old attack sub Spadefish is on one last mission
  Dangerous Grounds A DEA agent investigating the Asian drug trade stumbles upon a deadly plot
  Cuban Deep Admiral Juan Valdez must take Cuba. For oil is money. And money is power.
  Fast Attack A belligerent Russian president seeks to reunite the Soviet Union
  Arabian Storm For skipper Joe Glass thwarting a seemingly unstoppable terrorist plan becomes his new mission.
  Warshot Commodore Joe Glass and the US Navy move swiftly to intervene
  Silent Running Will the submarines of America be able to hang on to a tenuous world order
  Snapshot Admiral Ward is about to face the toughest mission of his career
  Southern Cross South America is imploding and a US Navy submarine and SEALs may be the only ones to stop it
  The Gibraltar Affair The Mediterranean's strategic waters become the stage for a new power play

Modern Era Naval Non Fiction

Series: n/a
Year  Book  Comment
  Torpedo Run ** The Story of WWII Submarine Hero Eugene B. Fluckey

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