To the Special Forces, it’s a mission; to him, it’s the dilemma from hell.

Lieutenant Tom Hilton did the most wonderful and stupid thing he could ever do with his life. At the height of the Cold War, he fell for the enemy: Irina, a Soviet naval officer. The streets of Moscow are a world of subterfuge, but they must keep their secret from the KGB.

When war erupts in the South Atlantic, Tom is forced to abandon Irina. With the Soviets on his tail, he leads his dive team into the most dangerous place on Earth: a shipwreck with live nuclear weapons. The task is illegal and deniable, but failure is not an option; millions of lives are at stake.

With the British submarine HMS Sultan and the Soviet submarine Arkhangelsk facing each other down like gunfighters, Tom’s confronted with a harsh realisation: Irina’s on the other side, playing for the opposition. How can he choose? Will saving Irina lead to the failure of his mission? Can he lead his team to success against the odds?

If you like the sound of ‘Jason Bourne meets The Hunt for Red October’, join Tom now in the most dangerous place on Earth.

What Amazon readers are saying about the book:

★★★★★ ‘Awesome book. It was hard to put down.’

★★★★ ‘A very interesting story of two people who display the fact that they are just human, imperfect, quite loyal to their career and eventually to each other… There was certainly no shortage of intense events throughout the book, especially toward the end.’

★★★★★ ‘Too hot to handle. Amazing book including a look at both sides of the superpowers as well as Great Britain all heading into a showdown to include nucs. Then comes an amazing ending. The main characters are a British marine officer and a Russian female officer who become involved with each other. Definitely need to read Book 2.’

★★★★★ ‘This spy thriller was probably the most enjoyable read I’ve had for quite a while… I learned about diving, the living conditions in submarines and the quiet war in intelligence services. Informative indeed. I am also a sap probably for a good romantic interest in an altogether excellent spy story… I am convinced Stephen Makk is an author of note in the making and is to be followed with keen interest. The comfortable narrative and building of suspense are just too good for this not to be true.’

★★★★★ ‘Great storyline. Excellent book. As a former Brit veteran who served during the Cold War specializing in Comms, Diving, Int and Humint I was hooked… Kudos, Stephen. You now have a fan not just for Tom and Irina but all the rest of your books.’

★★★★★ ‘Really enjoyed the story. Great plot. Great characters.’

★★★★★ ‘It has all the elements! An informational and interesting read. Good insight into a couple of superpowers. The ending had me guessing.’

★★★★ ‘I really enjoyed reading this story. A good mix of adventure, suspense, romance… Keep up the good work, Stephen.’

★★★★★ ‘This was a lot of fun. Great storyline with engaging characters.’

★★★★★ ‘Five stars. It is a very good read. Fast moving with a very good end. I loved it.’

★★★★★ ‘Absolutely loved it! Love the characters, loved the story! Very believable. Would recommend to anyone, READ THIS BOOK, you’ll love it! I did.’