The US submarine "Memphis" should have been mothballed decades ago. Instead, she is charged with one last, secret mission: to locate leaking containers of Russian nuclear fuel 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. Lead by the Bligh-like commander Lowell Hardy, the Memphis' crew deals with flaring tempers, faulty machinery, raging Arctic Seas, and their newest crewmate, Jerry Mitchell. Mitchell was a naval pilot whose career ended with an unfortunate accident. Politics got him assigned to the Memphis as a weapons' officer. Now his novice skills may very well be the ship's greatest liability. Making matters worse, the President has appointed two civilian scientists to lead the mission. Dr. Joanna Patterson and Dr. Emily Davis soon find out that no matter how much power the president has granted them, this is still Hardy's ship. Nor is this 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.
- Paperback | 449 pages
- 108.71 x 173.23 x 31.75mm | 217.72g
- 01 Jun 2006
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
- 1st mass market ed
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 "
About Larry Bond
Larry Bond is the author of several bestselling military thrillers, including "Crash Dive," "Cold Choices," "Red Phoenix" and the Larry Bond's First Team and Larry Bond's Red Dragon Rising series. He was a naval officer for six years, serving four on a destroyer and two on shore duty in the Washington DC area. He's also worked as a warfare analyst and antisubmarine technology expert, and he now writes and designs computer games, including Harpoon and Command at Sea. He makes his home in Springfield, Virginia.