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Attack on Nantucket

  • Andrew Russell, the 46th president of the United States, his wife and two young children have brought back a Kennedy-era feeling of Camelot to the White House.
  • President Russell, an ex-Navy fighter pilot, and his family are spending another vacation on the beautiful island of Nantucket. The US Navy has deployed the USS Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike group along with America’s most advanced attack submarine, the USS Jimmy Carter with SEAL Team Two embarked, to the waters off Nantucket for pre-deployment workups that coincide with the president’s vacation.
  • After three years of planning, the Islamic Front has embedded terrorist cells on the island in preparation for the arrival of President Russell and his family.
  • Meanwhile, the US & NATO are becoming increasingly alarmed over China’s military build-up of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. The stage is set for a faceoff between these superpowers.
  • The people of Nantucket, descendants of hardy New England stock, along with the combined military and intelligence assets of the US Government are about to be challenged by the events unleashed on the tiny picturesque island.
  • Nantucket serves as the backdrop for this larger-than-life techno-thriller.
  • The book will be available on March 17, 2017 — reserve your copy today.


  • Thad Dupper is a technology executive and has held senior positions at leading technology companies, most recently as Chairman & CEO of Evolving Systems (NASDAQ:EVOL). In addition, Mr. Dupper, a life-long advocate of the US Navy, is a member of the Tailhook Association having made four carrier arrested landings on the USS John C. Stennis, USS Abraham Lincoln and USS Carl Vinson (2).
  • Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., he is a product of Catholic education having attended Xaverian High School and Manhattan College where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems.
  • Mr. Dupper and his wife along with their two children reside in Castle Pines, Colorado, and vacation frequently on the island of Nantucket.

An adrenaline ride with great authenticity–well done.

Rob “Ice” Ffield CAPT, USN (ret.), Commander Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron Blue Angels, CAG, two tours as instructor at Navy Fighter Weapons School TOPGUN

Thad has succeeded in nailing the warrior ethos of Naval Aviators in this book. He made me smile.

Mark “Guad” Guadagnini RADM, USN (ret.)
Commander Carrier Strike Group NINE (USS Abraham Lincoln Strike Group)

A thrilling and detailed view on the global war on terror along with an incredibly accurate blend of technology, intelligence and the military. I felt like I was right in the middle of the action again. A page-turner that you won’t want to miss!

Tom “Chain” Zelibor RADM, USN (ret.)
Commander Carrier Strike Group THREE (USS Carl Vinson Strike Group)





I Miss Nora Ephron

Recently a colleague mentioned he and his wife were moving from the house where they raised their family to a smaller empty-nester house. It recalled the seminal Nora Ephron piece in The New Yorker where she wrote about when she lived in the landmark apartment building in Manhattan – the Apthorp and her decision to eventually leave it.




Blog #10 At Sea with USS Abraham Lincoln and USS Carl Vinson

I had the good fortune to be a guest of Commander Naval Air Force for visits to the USS Abraham Lincoln and later on the USS Carl Vinson.
I would like to thank the staff of COMNAVAIR for their hospitality and more over the great spirit,