Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War

by P. W. Singer and August Cole

An acclaimed technothriller that envisions a high-tech war between America and China—a near-future conflict made all the more chilling by the real-world research that undergirds it.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544705050
  • ISBN-10: 054470505X
  • Pages: 416
  • Publication Date: 05/24/2016
  • Carton Quantity: 24

About the book

"A novel that reads like science fiction but bristles with rich detail about how the next World War could be fought." —Vice 


“A modern-day successor to tomes such as The Hunt for Red October from the late Tom Clancy.” –USA Today 


What Will World War III Look Like?  


Ghost Fleet is a page-turning imagining of a war set in the not-too-distant future. Navy captains battle through a modern-day Pearl Harbor; fighter pilots duel with stealthy drones; teenage hackers fight in digital playgrounds; Silicon Valley billionaires mobilize for cyber-war; and a serial killer carries out her own vendetta. Ultimately, victory will depend on who can best blend the lessons of the past with the weapons of the future. But what makes the story even more notable is that every trend and technology in book—no matter how sci-fi it may seem—is real. 


The debut novel by two leading experts on the cutting edge of national security, Ghost Fleet has drawn praise as a new kind of technothriller while also becoming the new “must-read” for military leaders around the world. 


“A wild book, a real page-turner.”The Economist 


Ghost Fleet is a thrilling trip through a terrifyingly plausible tomorrow. This is not just an excellent book, but an excellent book by those who know what they are talking about. Prepare to lose some sleep.”—D. B. Weiss, writer of HBO’s Game of Thrones 


“It’s exciting, but it’s terrifying at the same time.”—General Robert Neller, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps 


About the author
P. W. Singer

P. W. SINGER is an expert on twenty-first-century warfare. His award-winning nonfiction books include the New York Times bestseller Wired for War.

August Cole

AUGUST COLE is a writer and analyst specializing in national security issues and a former defense industry reporter for the Wall Street Journal.