The world has forgotten the true nature of terror. It's about to be reminded.
A military revolt in southeastern Russia puts a former hard-line Soviet leader in command of a ballistic missile submarine and its arsenal of nuclear weapons. His goal: re-ignite the communist revolution, and recapture the might and glory of the fallen Soviet Union. Without warning, Russia, Japan, and the United States become hostages in a scheme of international nuclear blackmail. When the warheads start falling and people begin dying, no one can pretend that it's a bluff.
As the earth rushes toward extinction, a lone U.S. Navy warship must penetrate the Siberian ice pack to destroy the submarine before it can destroy the world.
It may already be too late.
"A truly spellbinding tale of intrigue... brilliantly executed." -- CLIVE CUSSLER, International bestselling author of 'The Spy,' and 'Raise the Titanic'
"A page turning, sip-from-a-fire-hose thriller in the world of underwater ballistic missiles and rogue former Soviet states." -- JAMES W. HUSTON, New York Times bestselling author of 'Falcon Seven,' and 'Secret Justice'