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Zhukov Briefing

(1975)
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Some secrets are worth dying for...

The Russian Delta Two class ballistic missile submarine is the deadliest warship afloat, capable of destroying sixteen of the world's largest cities.

Captained by Comrade Yenev, The Zhukov - a recently launched prototype - is on a top-secret test run skirting Norwegian waters.

But in a disastrous accident its cover is blown when an internal explosion cripples the submarine, forcing it to run ashore on Norwegian soil.

Despite the Soviet's attempts at damage limitation, intelligence services from around the world rush to the spot, all desperate to learn the secrets of its new, advanced technologies.

Among the reconnaissance planes and warships, a number of dubious individuals start to appear.

The crew of a British yacht, two American 'ornithologists', French cod fishermen and Cantonese 'tourists' holidaying in Norway, are just some of the suspicious character.

Not only do these espionage professionals have to contend with each other, but also with the captain of the Soviet submarine - a dedicated, ruthless man who will kill to safeguard his country's biggest secret...

Praise for Antony Trew



'Mr Trew writes about the sea with splendid authority.' Northern Despatch

'Modern-day espionage at its most sophisticated ... taut adventure.' Publishers Weekly

Antony Trew has spent many years at sea. During the 1939-45 war he served with the Mediterranean Fleet in the 22nd Anti-Submarine Group, and in the Western Approaches where he commanded the destroyer Walker, principally on Russian convoys. He was awarded the DSC. He retired recently as Director-General of the Automobile Association in South Africa and now lives in England.

His highly successful career as a novelist began with the best-selling Two Hours to Darkness in 1963. Since then he has written many novels, mainly about the sea: Death of a Supertanker, The Moonraker Mutiny, Two Hours to Darkness, The White Schooner, The Antonov Project and The Zhukov Briefing.

Genre: Thriller

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