cover image 100 Fathoms Below

100 Fathoms Below

Steven L. Kent and Nicholas Kaufmann. Blackstone, $26.99 (340p) ISBN 978-1-5385-0763-6

At the height of the Cold War, the crew of the submarine USS Roanoke are about to play a dangerous game of cat and mouse with not only the Soviet navy, but also a sinister killer lurking aboard in Kent (The Clone Apocalypse) and Kaufman’s (Die and Stay Dead) chilling, tension-driven thriller. Tim Spicer is a sonar tech aboard the Roanoke, and the captain has given him a special job: befriend and keep tabs on Jerry White, a sailor with a checkered past who has just transferred aboard. What neither man knows is that fellow crewmate Warren Stubic went for a prelaunch celebration in a dark corner of Waikiki, was turned into a vampire, and now, back aboard the submarine, is on the hunt for blood. As the sub dives deeper and into Soviet waters in pursuit of a new Soviet submarine, Stubic’s legion grows. It will be up to Spicer and White to regain control and rescue the ship. The perfect blend of suspenseful political thriller and creepy horror is sure to please fans of both genres. Readers will not be able to turn away. (Oct.)