Charlie Dean and the Desk Three team venture deep into the Arctic to rescue a kidnapped agent and stop the Russians, who have an elaborate covert plan to claim untapped oil reservers thousands of feet below the Arctic Ocean. Original.
In the Arctic, two American intelligence operatives are kidnapped while investigating Russian submarines—a constant, covert presence beneath the ice caps. In Washington, ex-Marine Charlie Dean and his team at Desk Three trace the abduction back to the Russian “mafiya,” who have their sights set on the massive reserves of oil that lie thousands of feet below the ocean’s floor.
While Dean is sent to the Arctic to rescue the hostages, the beautiful Lia DeFrancesca penetrates a heavily guarded dacha on the shores of the Black Sea. Here she learns the explosive truth about Russia and its Arctic oil—one that could cost Dean and his Deep Black team their lives…and drive the world’s superpowers to the brink of war.
Former naval aviator Stephen Coonts
flew combat missions during the Vietnam War. A graduate of West Virginia University and a former attorney, Coonts is the author of nine “New York Times ”bestselling novels, which have been translated and republished around the world. He lives in Nevada with his wife and son.