Dick Couch

Dick Couch - Adult Fiction, Military Documentaries
Bestselling author and retired Navy SEAL Dick Couch no longer lives on Bainbridge Island but did so while working on some of the books he is famous for. Among his novels are Seal Team One (1990); Silent Descent (1994); Rising Wind (1996); Covert Action (2005); and Pressure Point (1993; 2006). Readers looking for books with local settings might want to check out Pressure Point, a techno-thriller in which Palestinian terrorists hijack a ferry and use it to capture a Trident missile submarine. Unless their demands are met, the terrorists threaten to destroy the sub, with Chernobyl-like results for the entire Pacific Northwest. W.E.B Griffin praised the book as a "a gripping insider's view of the secret world of nuclear security". Dick Couch has also written a number of non-fiction books that draw on his military background: The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228 (2003); The Finishing School (2005); Down Range: Navy SEALs in the War on Terrorism (2006); Chosen Soldier: The Making of A Special Forces Warrior (2007); and The Sheriff of Ramadi: Navy SEALs and the Winning of al-Anbar (2008). In The Sheriff of Ramadi, his latest work, Couch follows the SEAL Task Unit in Iraq's Anbar Province, documenting the unit's deployment in the Battle of Ramadi. For more information on Dick Couch go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Couch.