Military Writer’s Society of America Review
Steve Doherty’s Imminent Threat is an exciting military thriller, with action and technology reminiscent of Tom Clancy and Clive Cussler. It is the fourth Jonathan Preston novel in the series, which follows the exploits of a US intelligence team during and after World War II.
As the war ends, Jonathan Preston and his team of intelligence operatives learn of a rogue submarine mission launched by Japan right before the nation surrendered. Two advanced submarines are crossing the ocean to launch biological warfare on the United States, potentially killing millions after the war is already over. Preston and his team of professionals must use all their skills and call in many favors to try and stop the devastation, but will they be in time?
I was impressed with the existing World War II technology the author built upon to make this story. The two rogue submarines on the mission are explained in detail and are certainly believable. The author also does an excellent job of explaining the intelligence and counterintelligence networks necessary to make this story work. The result is an entertaining spy/military adventure that fans of the genre will enjoy.
Fans of techno-thrillers, spy novels, and World War II should find this enjoyable.
Review by Rob Ballister (April 2020)