By R. Cameron Cooke
An American assault submarine heads for Indonesia to evacuate U.S. voters stated to be in danger because of a violent uprising. however the Providence's workforce reveals there is extra to this venture than meets the attention. For they are mere pawns in a dangerous game--and are approximately to have interaction with a insurgent sub in an epic undersea duel.
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