Kursk, 118 Men Trapped Beneath the Barents Sea


By Burt Clinchandhill

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Moscow, summer of 2000, the newly elected President Putin has just come to power when young naval officer Dmitry Kolesnikov is called up to serve on the Kursk, a submarine carrying a super torpedo for testing in the Barents Sea.

At the same time, U.S. naval intelligence commander James Mitchel supervises the American submarines on their mission to spy on the proceedings when an accidental collision between the boats triggers a terrifying series of events, as an explosion leaves Kolesnikov struggling to save his crew.

While their own government denies knowledge of the incident and refuses international aid, the men of the Kursk must fight, fire, rising water, and the onset of despair. Their plight ignored by their President; they are on their own against the elements in a desperate attempt to survive as James Mitchel is caught between a cover-up and his own rescue plan. Kursk, a story of bravery, tragedy, and the lethal folly of pride. Kursk is a not-to-miss political thriller an the first of three James Mitchel political thrillers. A thriller inspired by true events.

Kursk, 118 Men Trapped Beneath the Barents Sea