The Dragon in the SeaBook - 2008
As a conflict erupts between East and West in which oil becomes the ultimate prize, crews aboard nuclear-powered subtugs brave enemy waters to tap into the hidden oil reserves beneath the East's continental shelf, but with the disappearance of the last twenty missions, psychologist John Ramsay is sent in undercover to find the truth, in a new edition of a long out-of-print novel. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
In the endless war between East and West, oil has become the ultimate prize. Nuclear-powered subtugs brave enemy waters to tap into hidden oil reserves beneath the East's continental shelf. But the last twenty missions have never returned. Have sleeper agents infiltrated the elite submarine service, or are the crews simply cracking under the pressure?
Psychologist John Ramsay has gone undercover aboard a Hell Diver subtug. His mission is to covertly observe the remainder of the four-man crew—and find the traitor among them. Sabotage and suspicion soon plague the mission, as Ramsay discovers that the stress of fighting a war a mile and a half under the ocean exposes every weakness in a man. Hunted relentlessly by the enemy, the four men find themselves isolated in a claustrophobic undersea prison, struggling for survival against the elements . . . and themselves.
A gripping novel by the legendary author of Dune.