Undersea action continues in Beyond Silent Battleground.
Two years after a Soviet initiated nuclear attack on the United States, the war becomes one of attrition and must be resolved beneath the waves.
As people on both sides grow tired of the war, they express their dissatisfaction, setting the scene to remove both regimes, one by military coup, the other by political means.
United States Navy LCDR Brent Maddock, Commanding Officer USS Steelhead, becomes a leading force to foil the Soviets' plan to bring down the American government. He must help his sworn enemy in order to gain details of their secret plans. Crucial for allied success, intelligence gathering and destroying Soviet undersea warfare assets, Maddock must take Steelhead into the North Atlantic beneath the Arctic ice pack.
Beyond Silent Battleground is the sequel to Silent Battleground, and is the 6th novel in D.M. Ulmer's Submarine Classics Series.
About the Author
Ulmer returned to Clamagore in 1967 as Commanding Officer. He then became one of the few, if not only, to have served in an enlisted status and as commanding officer in the same warship.
Captain Ulmer's 32 year Navy career included:
1949 - Brief duty aboard German U-boat (U-2513), gifted to the United States Navy in 1945 as partial WWII reparation.
Mar. - Sept. 1949 USS Clamagore (SS 343).
1954 United States Naval Academy graduate.
July 1954 - 55 USS Fremont (APA 44).
July -55 US Navy Officers' Submarine School.
Jan. 1956 - June 58 USS Halfbeak (SS 352).
June 1958 - Sept 59 USS Barracuda (SSK 1).
1959 - 60 Aide to Commandant, 8th Naval District.
July - Oct. 1960 Polaris Weapons School, Dam Neck, VA.
Dec. 1960 - July 62 USS Patrick Henry (SSBN 599).
1963 - 65 Staff, Commander Submarine Squadron 14.
Nov. 1965 - July 67 Executive Officer USS Corporal (SS 346).
July 1967 - Mar. 69 Commander USS Clamagore (SS 343).
1969 - 72 Office of Chief of Naval Operations.
1972 - 77 Naval Sea Systems Command.
1977 - 79 Trident Project Manager Staff,
April 1979 - Retired.
A versatile author, Captain Ulmer has 11 published novels. He is also the tour guide in the DVD, Tour of the USS Clamagore, Patriot's Point, South Carolina.
After a 32 year career in the United States Navy Submarine Service, D. M. Ulmer was employed by the Boeing Company (1979-96). He currently is a docent at the Seattle Museum of Flight and volunteers at a local hospital.