"[Larry Bond is] a superb storyteller." - The New York TimesThe USS Memphis, a dilapidated submarine that that should have been mothballed decades ago, has one last mission: sneak illegally into Russia's coastal waters and survey the leaking nuclear fuel containers hidden on the floor of the Arctic Ocean. More than just an environmental nightmare, this radioactive burial ground houses enough nuclear capability to destroy most of America's major cities. The crew soon finds themselves battling flaring tempers, faulty machinery, lethal radioactivity, and the raging arctic seas. And lurking beneath the frigid, black, radioactive waters is a secret far more deadly than anything naval command could imagine-a secret so menacing the Russian Fleet is hell-bent on destroying the Memphis and all who sail in her.