At the top of the world…
At the bottom of the sea…
A war has begun.
Below the polar ice cap, an American nuclear submarine moves quietly in the frigid water, tailing a new Russian sub. But the usual, unspoken game of hide-and-seek between opposing captains ends when the Americans hear sounds of disaster and flooding, and the Russian sub sinks at a depth of a thousand feet. The American sub rushes to help, only to join its former quarry in the deep. The situation ignites tensions around the world.
As both Washington and Moscow prepare for what may be the beginning of World War III, the USS Toledo—led by young, untested Captain Joe Glass—heads to the location to give aid. He soon discovers that the incident was no accident. And the men behind it have yet to make their final move. A move only Glass can stop.
©2012 George Wallace and Don Keith (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
This is a great book. The style is like a mixture of Ted Bell and Steven Coonts. The story is sort of a mix of the old "Run Silent, Run Deep" and "The Hunt for Red October".It is a real page turner and difficult to find a good stopping point. If I could have, I would have read the entire book all at once. The characters are realistic, the story believable and well researched. The narration was also excellent. If you enjoy thrillers and especially naval military books. don't miss this one!
I am an avid eclectic reader.
This book was recommended by a person I follow -Bob from Florida. I enjoy submarine and naval stories so I got it. I was not disappointed as the book had lots of suspense as submarines play hide and seek under the arctic ice cap. A newly built Russian sub goes under the ice with an older escort to start it's trial run, an explosion occurs and the new sub sinks to a 1000 feet. The USS Miami hears the explosion and comes to the aid of the sunken sub only to be shot and sunk by the other Russian sub. Here begins a twisted story of a Russian coup that leads the world to the brink of WWIII. Will the USS Toledo rescue the Russian submariners or not? Lots of action and drama in the story that will keep you glued to your headset. Wallace and Keith appear to know about submarines that keeps the story real. Stefan Rudnicki does a good job narrating the story.
Very entertaining listen - just the right amount of technical detail without slowing down the action.
Multiple plots wove around the central engagement to keep you wanting the next instalment.
The Russian Admiral was captured just right.
Just bloody entertaining!
Well worth the listen.....will wait for any other books they do.
If you are into Arctic Submarine adventures, stuff blowing up, lots of guy to guy dynamics, Russian mafiaso and technical descriptions of anti submarine technology, etc., then this is the audio book for you.
If this stuff isn't your bag, then take a pass. Of note, the performance is well done, with reasonably good character thumbnails and accents.
Passably good "guy" stuff.
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