Arctic Gambit (Hardcover)

A Jerry Mitchell Novel

By Larry Bond

Forge Books, 9780765334923, 336pp.

Publication Date: May 29, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Mass Market (4/30/2019)

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Description

Jerry Mitchell returns in Arctic Gambit, an explosive military thriller by New York Times bestselling author Larry Bond

Jerry Mitchell, now the commodore of submarine Development Squadron Five, is dismayed when USS Toledo is reported missing in Arctic waters, close to Russian territory. The vessel is captained by his former shipmate and close friend, Lenny Berg. Eager to investigate, Jerry convinces the Navy to redirect one of his squadron’s boats to find out what happened.

It turns out Toledo was sunk just outside of Russian territorial waters by a torpedo launched from a naval mine. Even more disturbing is the discovery that Russia is building a deadly weapon. Engineers have modified the STATUS-6, a strategic nuclear-propelled, nuclear armed torpedo that is already operational, into a stealthy first strike weapon: Drakon. This new tool would allow the Russians to launch a completely covert nuclear decapitation strike on the USA.

The new Russian president has plans for Europe, and is more than willing to use nuclear blackmail—or an actual attack—to keep the Americans from interfering. To avoid a Russian war in Europe, and a nuclear catastrophe at home, Mitchell must find a way to destroy the Drakon launcher before it’s too late.



About the Author

Larry Bond is the author of several bestselling military thrillers, including Crash Dive, Cold Choices, Dangerous Ground, Red Phoenix and the Larry Bond’s First Team and Larry Bond’s Red Dragon Rising series. He was a naval officer for six years, serving four on a destroyer and two on shore duty in the Washington DC area. He's also worked as a warfare analyst and antisubmarine technology expert, and he now writes and designs computer games, including Harpoon and Command at Sea. He makes his home in Springfield, Virginia.


Praise For Arctic Gambit: A Jerry Mitchell Novel

Praise for Larry Bond

“Guaranteed to scare the hell out of you . . . you won’t be able to put Fatal Thunder down 'til the last page!”
---W. E. B. Griffin, New York Times bestselling author of Top Secret

“Larry Bond is the literary heir of Tom Clancy.”
---Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of War

“No one is better than Larry Bond at writing the geopolitical military thriller. . . . [He] is a master story teller. The best, bar none!” ---David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of Tower Down

“A superb storyteller . . . Bond, a former naval officer, seems to know everything about warfare, from the grunt in a foxhole to the fighter pilots far above the Earth.”
---The New York Times on Red Phoenix

“No writer living can produce the depth of political intrigue like Larry Bond.”
---Clive Cussler, New York Times bestselling author of Crescent Dawn

“This ripped-from-the-headlines tale . . . shows once again [Bond’s] absolute mastery of the military action novel.”
---Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Exit Plan