SSN Seadragon

Xulon book shows God's hand on American warriors who trust in Him.

A Stand Against the Leviathan Avoiding Nuclear Holocaust

Xulon book shows God's hand on American warriors who trust in Him.


J.P.Ronald’s book SSN Seadragon: The Crucible of Leviathan ($34.49, paperback, 9781545610749; $9.99, e-book, 9781545610756), is available for purchase.


 A “Leviathan spirit” is said to be a demon spirit controlled by Satan. When unleashed, it leaves total destruction in its wake, and cannot be subdued by normal human methods, but only by the power of God. The Cold War saw “Leviathan” snarling at his gate, when humanity was treading ever closer to nuclear holocaust. During this period, American servicemen went into the breech to stand against whatever form “Leviathan” took, and like the American warriors of past years, they held strong to their faith in God to see them through.


Such a warrior is Daniel O’Kean, a World War II UDT/OSS veteran and commissioned naval officer, turned covert deep-penetration maritime CIA specialist, who has only his faith to see him through his own encounters with “Leviathan.” With each step he takes he sees God’s hand guiding him closer to a fate he does not fully understand, but follows faithfully.


While O’Kean is battling an evil he cannot see, the captain of the nuclear submarine USS Seadragon, LCDR Renzo MacKenna has his own faith challenged in another form of “Leviathan” as he and CDR David Heidleman of the USS Permit coordinate to foil a Soviet plot to end America’s involvement in Vietnam. One wrong move by them and “Leviathan’s” bite could go nuclear.


J.P. Ronald graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Engineering with an emphasis of Manufacturing Engineering. While a student at Ohio State he was a member of the Navy ROTC Corps, seeking to become a nuclear submariner. J.P.’s father’s last assignment was the refueling procedures of the USS Seadragon SSN-584 in the mid-1970s, which is the reason JP chose her as the focus submarine of his book. J.P. is “born again” Christian and Catholic as the result of personal tragedies and experiences surrounding this beloved father’s death to cancer while finishing up at Ohio State.


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Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date SSN Seadragon: The Crucible of Leviathan is available online through,, and


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