Set in the early 90's this novel really hits home. Could this still happen? Very interesting and well written book.
A small band of well-armed, highly trained, and passionately dedicated terrorists hijacks a Seattle ferryboat and uses it to steal a nuclear-armed Trident submarine. Their demand: Israel must give up its possession of the occupied territories. The resulting negotiation and preparation for possible military action produces a pulse-quickening thriller, one of the best of the season. Couch concentrates on the American response to the threat, from the hostage ferryboat captain and crew to the competition among the army, navy, and FBI, each of which wants its team to be selected as the boarding party. The author has total control over his material, his characters are carefully and fully drawn, and the action is plausible, exciting, and topical.