By rights, Russian submarine Baikal should no longer have existed. Bought and paid for by the US govt, she was meant to be scrap metal. But when American attack sub, Portland, penetrates the Kola Bay in a regular surveillance mission, her captain stumbles across the biggest secret that the new Russian Federation possesses. She still lives and she might just have a final, devastating fole to play.
For the sub Baikal is on the move, slipping silently under the Arctic ice-cap to a destination unknown. And on the other side of the globe, the world is sliding towards the brink of war.
388 pages PB