Typhoon by Robin White

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A deadly game of cat and mouse is played in the bone-chilling waters of the Arctic Ocean between an American submarine and a Russian Typhoon, the largest submersible ever built. The two are locked in a struggle that pits American technology against a wily Russian captain. Neither side can afford to lose, yet only one ship, one crew, can win.

The Typhoon, as big as a World War II aircraft carrier, is the crowning achievement of the Soviet Union. The leviathans sank into decay with its demise. In exchange for hard currency, the new Russian Federation promised to scrap them, but one has escaped the cutter's torch.

Now something big and wicked is coming out of the Barents Sea. Only USS Portland, her aggressive captain, his conflicted Exec, and the first woman to serve aboard an American sub stand in its way.

About Robin White

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White has been an oilwell roughneck, a science writer, an architect by vocation, and an instrument-rated pilot of vintage airplanes by avocation.
Published January 1, 2003 by ORION. 448 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure, War, Crime. Fiction

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Vann’s hunt for red Baikal persists, growing ever more obsessive until, it becomes clear to Steadman, Browne, and Scavullo, intervention is inescapable.

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Joseph ( To Kill the Potemkin ) knows his stuff: technology, seamanship, characterizations and descriptions of nature--ice and sea are major presences--all ring superbly true in this crackerjack yarn.

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White (The Ice Curtain) pens another nail-biter, a gripping post–Cold War tale of an undersea standoff between a Russian ballistic-missile submarine and an American attack boat.

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