(Released in the US as Quiller)
Among the ice floes of the Barents Sea, in Soviet waters, there floats the body of a sailor, on his uniform the name of the ship that lies in the depths below him, her hull blown out and spewing debris. She is the nuclear submarine Cetacea of the US Navy.
How it starts...
Chapter 1 - Rain
At the intersection from Sloane into Knightsbridge I put on speed when the lights changed to amber but it was a mistake because the flashing began in the mirror right away and I pulled into the curb and waited with the engine still running. I'd known the police car was behind me since I'd come through Sloane Square but I didn't think they'd make a fuss about jumping the lights on a filthy night like this; there'd been a freezing rain coming down since late afternoon and the streets were black and silver now under the lamps, with reflections across the surface and the gutters beginning to stream.
Hardback: 1st UK Edition
Dedication: To Michalina
Copyright: 1985, Trevor Enterprises
Publisher: W. H. Allen & Co. PLC
Jacket illustration: Tony Masero