The latest thriller from the internationally bestselling author of HMS Unseen.
Silent and lethal, USS Seawolf, the US Navy's state-of-the-art stealth submarine, is on an ultra secret mission - to spy on China's brand new, ICBM Xia-Class submarine. The Xia is the menacing flagship of China's burgeoning Navy build-up. With American security under greater threat than ever before, Seawolf's mission is urgent. So urgent, the submarine is forced into hugely dangerous waters, where disaster is permanently moments away. Slowly they creep through the murky depths of the forbidden South China Sea until, late one night, the executive offi cer Lieutenant Commander Linus Clarke makes a shocking mistake and collides with a Chinese warship. Seawolf's entire crew is taken captive.
Zhang Yushu, Commander-in-Chief of the Chinese Navy, all too aware that the American government will try to rescue their sailors, has them moved to a top security prison. With the SEAL team on its way in, Admiral Zhang is unaware that among his captives he may have a prize greater than all the rest put together: Seawolf's mysterious Lieutenant Commander Linus Clarke, an officer whose real identity has been carefully hidden from everyone, even his fellow crew members. But, in the Whit e House, Admiral Morgan knows how desperate the situation really is and he must get Seawolf's crew out whatever the cost. It's a race again st the clock, a race in which the stakes are almost too high to bear.