The frigate Ariadne, fitted with sophisticated electronic equipment, patrols the Aegean Sea. Her official mission is to carry out a hydrographic survey. Unofficially, she is the eyes and ears of NATO - a spy ship. By the author of "Where Eagles Dare".
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An eighty-foot yacht suddenly capsizes in the Aegean, leaving only six survivors. Then, minutes later, in the same area, an unidentified four-engine jet crashes into the sea. Are these twin disasters more than coincidence?
Commander Talbot and the crew of the HMS Ariadne are assigned to retrieve from the ocean floor the jet's volatile cargo: atomic and hydrogen weaponry with the force to destroy millions. As the delicate operation proceeds, Talbot finds himself trapped in a whirl of nightmarish events involving terrorism and drugs -- and a diabolic plot that leads straight to the Pentagon.
Alistair MacLean, the son of a minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. In 1941 he joined the Royal Navy. After the war he read English at Glasgow University and became a teacher. Two and a half years spent aboard a wartime cruiser gave him the background for HMS Ulysses, his remarkably successful first novel, published in 1955. He is now recognized as one of the outstanding popular writers of the 20th century, the author of 29 worldwide bestsellers, many of which have been filmed.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Library edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002229528
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0002229528