One ship could revolutionize submarine warfare as we know it: the USS Snare. A robotic combat sub carrying no crew, the Snare has proven unbeatable in sea trials. And now it has fallen into the hands of an unseen enemy.
The Snare’s first casualty: the nuclear sub carrying the son of former admiral Michael Pacino. Pacino reenters the game in a high-tech underwater battle unlike any before.
Submarine commander Aiexi Novskoyy has been sprung from prison by a multibillion-dollar organization with a very special mission in mind. The company has designed a new submarine—the Vepr—which they will use to wreak havoc on international trade. To test its new weapon, Alexi must sink a cruise ship carrying the entire brass of the U.S Navy—effectively decapitating the American fleet.
The East China Sea. Six Japanese submarines are attacked and believed destroyed. To the world, it seems like an accident. But to one man, former submarine commander Dick Donchez, it is the first act of war. He alone knows the truth: that the old guard of Red China has stolen the subs to wage a massive attack against the new Free China.
A volatile new state calling itself Greater Manchuria emerges out of the political and military strife of Asia. Thanks to the connections of its brash leader, it boasts an atomic arsenal. Japan, threatened by its proximity to nuclear disaster, shocks the world by launching a sophisticated preemptive strike against its new neighbor.
The Hegira is the finest super-sub that Arab oil money can buy. But the U.S. Navy is only now learning just how good this undersea sword of Islam is. Already one American sub has been destroyed, and another crippled, as the Hegira breaks out of the Mediterranean and heads toward America to deliver its lethal payload.
Now it’s up to Captain Michael Pacino and the USS Seawolf to find the enemy sub.