Under the Ice Author:Richard P. Henrick Veteran author Henrick, who wrote the screenplay for the blockbuster film "Crimson Tide", delivers another action-packed thriller that is technologically authentic. "Under the Ice" pits East against West in the icebound Canadian arctic, in a race to locate a downed Soviet plane. — EAST MEETS WEST IN THE ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN — The Soviet Premier's air... more »plane suddenly veers off course, far above the frozen Canadian wilderness -- and shockingly close to a brand-new, state-of-the-art NORAD radar installation. Is the Soviet action a simple error or a tactical slap in the face?
A squadron of crack F-15 interceptors and a team of Canadian Arctic rangers race to the region where the plane has disappeared. Simultaneously, the new Baffin Island radar station goes active, showing NATO's hand, but poised to fend off a global crisis with the highest stakes. The U.S. Naval Arctic Weapons lab provides support with an untested surface scanning fathometer mounted in the hull of the U.S.S. Defiance. The Soviets counter by rushing an awesome Akula-class attack submarine to search for signs of the plane beneath the Canadian pack ice -- that is, unless the NATO forces get there first. With all of the technological might of East and West homing in on the pressure point in the icebound Davis Straits, a showdown unfolds with the highest stakes of all -- the fate of humanity itself.« less