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The USS Memphis, a dilapidated submarine that should have been mothballed decades ago, has been given one last mission by the newly elected president. The task: To sneak illegally into Russia’s coastal waters and recon the leaking nuclear fuel containers hidden on the floor of the Arctic Ocean. More than just an environmental nightmare, this radioactive burial ground houses enough nuclear capability to destroy most of America’s major cities. The Memphis’s commander, Lowell Hardy, had been looking forward to flag rank and pleasant duty upon the sub’s decommissioning. Now he is trapped in an inconceivably dangerous and illegal mission that could easily end his career, if not his life and the lives of his crew. And it’s the crew who feel Hardy’s tension as he tyrannizes over everyone onboard in an effort to ensure they’ll be ready for anything: Jerry Mitchell: A former naval pilot with political connections, he is a novice submariner, unprepared for his demanding job as a weapons officer. Central to the Memphis’s mission, Mitchell may be its greatest liability...or its ultimate salvation. Dr. Joanna Patterson: The senior civilian scientist, appointed by and reporting to the president, she is a world-class expert on nuclear fuel contamination - and every bit as demanding as Hardy. Patterson and her partner, Dr. Emily Davis, soon find themselves battling flaring tempers, faulty machinery, lethal radioactivity, and the raging Arctic seas. The submariners: Seething with rage at their Captain Bligh-like commander and the equally domineering Joanna Patterson, they are also at war with Jerry Mitchell and one another. Like the captain, they feel they deserve better, not this antiquated relic of a sub, not this hostile scientist, not this novice weapons officer, and definitely not this disastrously dangerous mission. Nor is the mission what it seems. Lurking beneath the frigid, black, radioactive waters is a secret far more deadly than anything naval command could imagine - a secret so menacing the Russian fleet is hell-bent on destroying the Memphis and all who sail in her.
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Larry Bond is the author of numerous New York Times bestselling thrillers, including Cold Choices, Cauldron, and The Enemy Within. He previously worked with Jim DeFelice on the Larry Bond’s First Team series. A former naval intelligence officer, warfare analyst, and antisubmarine technology expert, he makes his home in Springfield, Virginia.Review:
"The technothriller has a new ace and his name is Larry Bond."---Tom Clancy
"Calling to mind such undersea technothrillers as Clancy's The Hunt for Red October . . . this latest outing by Bond . . . is an edge-of-the-seat yarn."--Publishers Weekly on Dangerous Ground
"A chilling look into the silent warriors of the deep."--W.E.B. Griffin on Dangerous Ground
"Dangerous Ground is a great submarine novel . . . I want to write like Larry Bond."--Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of Liars and Thieves
"Larry Bond's new novel of submarine warfare is the real deal. Everyone else is writing about life and tactics aboard an American nuclear submarine, but with Dangerous Ground you are actually there. I wish I'd written it."--David Hagberg, USA Today bestselling author of Joshua's Hammer
"Larry Bond's intimate knowledge of a submarine's technical details is matched by his understanding of human nature, and he combines fascinating characters with captivating technology to keep you turning the pages. Larry Bond is a master of his craft, and Dangerous Ground is the best submarine novel yet!"--Walter J. Boyne, New York Times bestselling author of Operation Iraqi Freedom
Calling to mind such undersea technothrillers as Clancy's The Hunt for Red October...this latest outing by Bond...is an edge-of-the-seat yarn.
A chilling look into the silent warriors of the deep.
Dangerous Ground is a great submarine novel . . . I want to write like Larry Bond.
(Stephen Coonts New York Times bestselling author of Liars and Thieves)
Larry Bond's new novel of submarine warfare is the real deal...I wish I'd written it.
(David Hagbeg USA Today bestselling author of Joshua's Hammer)
Larry Bond is a master of his craft, and Dangerous Ground is the best submarine novel yet!
(Walter J. Boyne New York Times bestselling author of Operation Iraqi Freedom)
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