Terrorism. Acts of Oppression. The threat of nuclear war. What if one madman aboard a vessel could end these fears forever? "Goliath", the latest thriller penned by New York Times best-selling author Steve Alten, is about a victim of terrorism, Simon Covah, who steals the Goliath, a futuristic nuclear stealth submarine. Covah intends to use the Goliath's nuclear arsenal to stop global oppression and terrorism.