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Out of the cold....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 mafia, who have their sights set on the massive reserves of oil that lie thousands of feet below the ocean's floor....into the line of fire.While Dean is sent to the Arctic to rescue the hostages, the beautiful Lia Francesca penetrates a heavily guarded dacha on the shores of the Black Sea. There 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.
©2009 Stephen Coonts; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Coonts knows how to write and build suspense....a natural storyteller." (The New York Times Book Review)
"The master of the techno-thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Fast Eddy on 04-22-09


New co-author, who obviously didn't read the previous books. No mention of key events and several supporting characters are missing. WAY too much preaching on global warming. Kills off a major character unnecessarily. Obviously the new author wants to establish his own story line, but JEEZ! Coonts should have stuck to DeFelice as coauthor. Don't much care for the new reader, either. I'm less than halfway through and it's debatable whether I'll bother to finish.

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By Anthony Cascella on 02-13-09

Another long awaited Deep Black sequel

I love the Deep Black Series from Stephen Coonts. I miss that this one was not co-written along with Jim DeFelice. It is well written but you can tell the difference. The second issue I have is the constant irritation of the repitition of the the longitude and lattitude almost at the beginning of each sentence. The book would not lose anything without the constant references. It became so annoying at times I almost had to stop listening. There is another very upsetting twist in the plot that was disturbing to a loyal Deep Black fan. I will not be a spoiler here. But loyalists will be upset with the author.

I hope that the next Deep Black book will have Jim DeFelice back. I liked his style. I don't know why there was a change. He was missed in the novel. Still a good story line

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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