March 1967: HMS Temeraire is Britain’s latest and most advanced nuclear submarine. But when the Temeraire’s trials are cut short and she is ordered to the Far East to reinforce the British fleet against a threat from Red China, Captain David Jermain knows that this is no routine exercise in flag-waving. And once in Asian waters, he and his submarine find themselves involved in a hidden, undeclared conflict beneath the sea. While the politicians on land haggle over a situation that could hold the seeds of a full-scale war, Commander Jermain must keep his faith in himself and in his new ship’s potential—even when ordered to take the Temeraire to the edge of a catastrophe.
English novelist Douglas Reeman, a master storyteller of the sea from the time of Nelson to the twentieth century, thrilled an international audience for nearly 60 years. Under his pen name, Alexander Kent, the former Royal Navy officer chronicled the adventures of Richard and Adam Bolitho at sea during the Age of Fighting Sail. As Douglas Reeman, he wrote about naval action during the twentieth century, with a primary focus on Britain’s Royal Navy. More than 34 million copies of his books are in print.