Destiny by Ronald RuckerDestiny is the story of Charles and how he became a hero while in the US Navy. Leaving family and friends in Florida, Charles travels the world and finds himself along the way as well as true love in Spain. From prostitutes and bars to "e;Smoker"e; boxing matches and specialized training, he enjoyed the experience of Navy life. When faced with the truest test of courage, Charles makes the only decision an honorable man can make. In Beirut, Charles and his team of peacekeepers are sent to thwart a Shiite Moslem terrorist's plot of attaching a prototype nuclear warhead stolen from China to the hull of the battleship New Jersey, timed to detonate once the ship is strategically re-positioned in the center of the encroaching American fleet. The book takes you there.