"Plutonium Jack" Gunner, captain of the American submarine USS Reno, has a mission to perform off the Kila Peninsula, spying on the manoeuvres of the Red Banner Northern Fleet. When Vice-Admiral Zenko takes his own submarine Taifun out of the Gremikha base, Jack Gunner has to follow.
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From the best-selling author of 'To Kill the Potemkin' comes a gripping new story of political intrigue and dramatic deep sea duelling beneath the icy arctic wastes.
The time is the immediate future. The old Soviet Union is crippled – economically and socially. And it is becoming dangerously unstable. Central to the struggle for power are the Typhoon class submarines of the Northern Fleet, the world’s largest and most lethal fleet, armed with nuclear weapons capable of destroying any target on earth.
The US is wary of their capabilities and despatches a lone submarine to spy on the Typhoons. But for USS Reno commander ‘Plutonium Jack’ Gunner and his crew, the covert mission changes drastically when a Typhoon suddenly surfaces in the White Sea and fires a test missile.
It is the first salvo in a deadly conflict between Admiral Deminov, who is plotting to seize control of the Typhoons in an act of high treason, and Vice-Admiral Zenko who will risk everything to stop him. Gunner and his crew watch in horror and disbelief as the two huge submarines stalk each other in a life or death battle between the old regime and the forces of change. Caught in a lethal crossfire, they must ultimately decide who is the real enemy …
“'Typhoon' is that rare blend of bold plot and real characters, breakneck action, and illuminating dialogue … a spellbinding novel”
NELSON DEMILLE, superselling author of 'Gold Coast'
“Joseph knows his stuff: Technology, seamanship, characterisations and descriptions of nature … all ring superbly true in this crackerjack yarn”
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Book Description Fontana / Collins, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006472354
Book Description Fontana / Collins, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006472354
Book Description Fontana / Collins, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6472354