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Comment from Chic

Question:I am enjoying “Sink the Shigure”. It is one of those books that one can not seem to put down until it is read completely. I started my career in diesel boats, but had to give it up due to inner ear problems. I am therefore particularly interested in these actions. I went to destroyers, […]

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Comment from Larry

Question:Get qualified Commander. First of all if the conn was flooded you would blow safety not auxiliaries. There are two main motors not four. Negative is amid ship not forward. The auxiliary man of the watch blows tanks, not the chief of the watch and Fairbanks Morse engines are 10 cylinder engines not 16. Other […]

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Comment from Jacob

Question:I was wondering, will there be a sequel for Rise to Victory, revealing the events of Deans and Captain Christopher’s court martial, as well as Lt. Lake’s future? Answer:Dear Jacob, I might do a sequel with the same boat and crew, but I probably will not go into detail about the follow-on events in RISE […]

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Comment from Corey

Question:Dear Mr Cooke First thank you for your service sir! I just finished reading your three books and I’m fixing to start Constantine Covenant. I have to say I really enjoyed them. I used to work in Norfolk with a sonar operator who started my fascination with submarines. It’s hard to imagine what those guys […]

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Comment from Matt

Question:Are you Aiden Crisp?! I can’t put down the Constantine Covenant! Also please write more as your novels are fantastic! Answer:Dear Matt, Thank you so much for the kind words. Yes I am Aiden Crisp. He is my relic/treasure hunting, thriller writer alter-ego. I’m glad you’re enjoying Constantine. Best Wishes! – RCC

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Comment from Dick

Question:Dear Mr. Cooke, I just finished your heart-stopping novel “Sink the Shigure”. I read it practically in one sitting as the characters pulled me into the story. I have spent a good portion of my life in Africa leading safaris and reading more adventure books than I can count — from Wilbur Smith to Clive […]

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Comment from Bill

Question:Sink the Shigure is wonderful. I was in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1960 and aboard the USS Sperry AS-12 the same time you were aboard. I celebrated my 80th birthday on August 24, 2012 and have attended several Sperry Reunions. If you live in Greensboro, NC, I wonder if you ever met my school classmate […]

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Comment from Fred

Question:Actually, more of a comment: It doesn’t get any better than WEB Griffin providing positive comments. I echo Mr. Griffin’s words on your being able to capture the style/tack of the WWII submarine force whose accomplishments are legendary – – – at a cost (52 boats still on patrol). I trust you will continue to […]

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Comment from Dennis

Question:Commander; Not being the nuke navy type, I still found ‘Rise to Victory’ thoroughly engrossing. I spent many years aboard ‘targets’ and find many of your situations quite familar to us surface types. Great reading. Looking forward to the next one. Fair winds and following seas. BZ. BMCM (SW) Answer:Dennis, I have a special respect […]