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Unheard, Unseen...

Unheard, Unseen... by Daniel Lloyd Little is a riveting adventure thriller involving the Royal Canadian Navy submarine HMCS Corner Brook and US Navy SEALs in a dangerous covert operation that could save the world from future nuclear annihilation.

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It is 2009 and North Korea has purchased four outdated submarine launched ballistic missile boosters from a French company tasked with destroying the rockets. Because they  are not a weapon in and of themselves, international law governing the sale of strategic weapons can not prevent the acquisition. Both the US and Canadian governments however, know too well what the unstable North Korean leader intends for the rocket boosters in light of his failure to successfully launch a missile of his own.
When a carefully planned covert mission by US Navy SEALs to intercept the rockets unravels due to mechanical problems with the US Navy ultra quiet spy submarine USS Jimmy Carter, a replacement must be found and quickly! The surprising solution comes in the form of a Canadian submarine.

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HMCS Corner Brook SSK-878
Commander Michael Simpson, nearing the end of his career with the Royal Canadian navy has few doubts concerning the capabilities of HMCS Corner Brook, and he knows that his crew is the best out there. The only answer to his orders is the same one that has echoed throughout the history of one of the world’s best trained navies; ‘ready, aye ready’. In Unheard Unseen, the author takes the reader on a thrilling adventure as the officers and crew of HMCS Corner Brook and a team of US Navy SEALs undertake a mission fraught with danger!

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Half an hour later he strolled into HMCS Corner Brook's junior mess to find a few of his crew spellbound as the SEALs checked over their equipment and weapons.
 “Attention on deck!” Boris jumped up when he spotted Commander Simpson.
 “We don’t do that here lieutenant. People keep hitting their heads on things when they stand up too fast.” Mike grinned and extended his hand to Boris.
 “Thank you sir. Just being respectful first time meeting you, sir,” Boris returned the smile and introduced Mike to his men.
 “Good to have you aboard gentlemen,” Mike announced after greeting each of the men in turn. “I hope you find the accommodations acceptable. If the crew become a bit too nosey, just let me or one of the other officers know and we’ll shoo them out.”
 “No, they’re just fine, sir,” said Boris. “We don’t mind educating them about our equipment and getting to know each other, and besides, when we’re out there pounding on the hull to be let back in, we want to think of the whole boat being interested in picking us up,” he finished with a grin.
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Victoria Class SSK
 “Okay lieutenant. But don’t go recruiting any of them. I understand you met one of my petty officers and brought him back to us.”
 “Chief Cole? Yes sir. Good man…or snoop as we call him,” Boris laughed, then narrowed his eyes. “Of course the Chief of Naval Operations might not see it that way,” he added.
 “Excuse me?” Mike asked, not sure if the lieutenant was joking or not.
 “Oh, you’ll have to ask Mr. Cole about that one, sir. I’m not even sure that it’s not ‘need to know’.” The whole team laughed this time and Mike made a note to have a chat with his chief petty officer and find out what he had done. The CNO? Maybe it’s time for young Mr. Cole to join the surface fleet, thought Mike, afraid to even imagine what might have happened.

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ISBN: 978-0-5954-1542-7 (Soft Cover)
ISBN: 978-1-4697-6582-2 (E-Book)
Copyright © 2006 by Daniel Lloyd Little
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Conflict In The North
Conflict in the North is Daniel Little's second exciting novel involving the Canadian Armed Forces! 

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This time the Soviet Union is threatening Canada's North and NORAD and all that stands before them is a small group of Canadian Rangers, and one regular Canadian Army sergeant.
 It is 1966, and the Cold War is hot! The Prime Minister knows that Canadian Sovereignty is only being given lip service by the world’s two Super Powers, but when a team of Soviet Spetsnaz commandos is discovered in Labrador on a mission to disrupt NORAD’s Pinetree Line communications, he realizes he must act swiftly or risk Canada forever becoming a mere puppet on the world stage.

The President of the United States, also aware of the Soviet Spetsnaz incursion and brushing aside Canada’s jurisdiction, orders a US Navy SEAL detachment on a clandestine mission to Labrador with the mandate of eradicating the Spetsnaz intruders and returning without being detected by the Canadians. When the Royal Canadian Navy destroyer HMCS Margaree runs afoul of the Soviet and American nuclear submarines responsible for transporting their respective commando units however, events escalate quickly, driving the world to the brink of nuclear disaster. Like the Prime Minister, HMCS Margaree's captain must think quickly to avert disaster.

High above the drama being played out on the ocean's surface, RCAF 416 Squadron CF-101 Voodoo's from Royal Canadian Air Force Station Chatham are defending Canadian airspace, directed to their targets by the men and women manning the Pinetree Line radar sites which form the backbone of NORAD's defence systems. 

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Canadian Rangers Crest
With tensions running high, Canada’s Prime Minister ignores his advisers and orders a contingent of Canadian Rangers, accompanied by a regular army sergeant, to attack the Soviets. He knows his generals think him foolhardy, but he is also aware that one Canadian Ranger in particular could effect the outcome. Conflicts arise above and below the ocean's s
urface as HMCS Margaree takes on submarines from two nations. In the air, 416 Squadron Voodoos carry nuclear weapons on an interception which could explode into WW-III.  The action moves quickly and putting this book down will not be easy.

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Seated in the comparatively spacious cockpit of his aircraft and holding formation low on the SR-71 Blackbird’s starboard side, Squadron Leader Benjamin Jones, RCAF, grinned broadly. He had just pulled over and up from beneath the American spy plane, after giving its cameras a nice overhead shot of the CF-101 Voodoo. Reaching down with his gloved hand to the radio controls on the right console, he switched channels and called over to the US Air Force pilot on the NORAD guard frequency.
  “Blackbird niner five zero,” he called, reading the numbers off the tail of the aircraft, “this is Golf November four zero zero, do you copy on guard?” 
 Damn Canadian jet jocks! Chris fumed silently.
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Royal Canadian Air Force CF-101B Voodoo
 “Golf November four zero zero, this is niner five zero. Copy you on guard. I don’t suppose you avoided my cameras this time?” Chris immediately regretted asking the question, knowing it was just what the guy flying the Voodoo wanted to hear.
 “Cameras?” Ben was trying hard to sound innocent. “Oh I’m very sorry sir! I should have known that’s what those square openings in the bottom of your fuselage were for!”
 “That’s just swell, Canuck!” Sardoucy pronounced ‘Canuck’ as though it were a swear word.
 “Well, you know sir,” Ben continued in a condescending voice. “If you would just file a flight plan with Canadian Air Traffic Control before you take off, this wouldn’t happen and I could be back at my base watching the hockey game.” He knew he was pushing it.
 “Yeah, maybe next time!” Chris firewalled the throttles and started a turn that would bring him back to the reciprocal course for another photo run.
 Ben watched amazed, as the sleek black aircraft quickly pulled away until it had disappeared into the darkness. Had it been any other type, he would have been tempted to kick in full afterburner and give chase but there was no point. The Blackbird would leave him and his Voodoo standing still.

This story is dedicated to my father, Lloyd C. Little, who instilled in me not only an interest in history, but also a love of reading and an open mind.

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ISBN: 978-1-4401-7674-6 (Soft Cover)
ISBN: 978-1-4401-7675-3 (E-Book)
Copyright © 2009 by Daniel Lloyd Little

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Submarine Lost!
Submarine Lost! The exciting sequel to Unheard, Unseen… 

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Finally in active service, Canada’s Victoria class SSKs had been derided in the press, the House of Commons, and by more than a few navy ‘experts’. Now, one of the submarines will either prove them all wrong, or be destroyed trying.

After flexing her growing naval muscles in the Pacific over the past few years, China was now ready to show everyone who really controlled the planet’s largest body of water. A complicated plan by her leaders involving the kidnapping of a Canadian submariner, bring the world to the brink of war, and only a CSIS agent, a Canadian submarine, and a group of friends and former enemies stand in their way.

Commander Rene Bourgeois is proud of his command and her crew, but when HMCS Victoria stumbles upon the Chinese plot, the skills of her captain and crew will be tested to the breaking point. One wrong move could spell doom for the boat, and along with it, the Royal Canadian Navy’s future hopes for a submarine service.

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“You seem to have some mighty good intelligence goin’ on there, Barnes.”

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HMCS Victoria SSK-876
            The Canadian winked and reached for the briefcase he had carefully set down on the seat next to him. The SEAL had noticed he had not let the case out of his sight since their meeting back on the base. Unlocking it, Cookie slid out a photograph, handing it over to Stu who immediately recognized it as a satellite image from a spy bird. Seeing TACSAT-4 in the ID section printed on the photo, he realized that someone must be calling in a lot of favours to get their hands on this stuff. The image showed part of an industrial area in what appeared to be a small city, although he could not be sure as the photo did not extend much outside of a few blocks.

            “What am I looking at?”
 “See that building?” Cookie jabbed a toothpick he’d taken from the small jar on the table at the image.
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HMCS Victoria Crest
 “Looks like a warehouse. Maybe a small factory?”
 “That’s where they were holding him as of twenty-four hours ago.” Cookie reached into the briefcase and took out another photo. “This one is of the surrounding area.”
 The SEAL reached for the glossy sheet of paper and nearly dropped it as his eyes focused on the image. “You have got to be kidding!” Stu sputtered; an incredulous look on his face.
 “I wish I was,” the submariner answered quietly.

            Ensign Stewart Cunningham carefully looked over the image. Someone had written descriptions and directions on parts of the photo, identifying the building as being located in the city of Yelizovo on the Kamchatka Peninsula. That piece of land, which jutted out into the Barents Sea on Russia’s west coast, was also the site of one of that country’s largest and most secure submarine bases.

This novel is dedicated to the men and women of Canada’s Armed Forces and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. As a writer, I have a deep appreciation for the freedoms I enjoy to express my thoughts without fear of reprisal. Thank you to the veterans, to those currently serving, and especially to those who paid the ultimate price, so this great country could remain the bastion of freedom it is today.

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ISBN: 978-1-5320-1040-8 (Soft Cover)
ISBN: 978-1-5320-1041-5 (E-Book)
Library of Congress Number: 2016918172
Copyright © 2016 by Daniel Lloyd Little