The accident changed everything... One moment, Lieutenant Jake Slate was going about his duties aboard the ballistic missile submarine, USS Colorado. The next second, he was sprawled on the deck plates in a spreading puddle of blood and hydraulic fluid. But it wasn't the injury that ruined his life and doomed his military career. It was the rescue effort.
Now he's being thrown to the wolves to cover up the misdeeds of a superior officer, and Jake doesn't care for the role of sacrificial lamb...
May 10, 2006
Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Georgia:
David Bass, a stocky man in his early twenties, sat before the reactor panel, a sprawling table of controls and gauges that climbed up the forward wall of the engine room’s maneuvering control center.
Beside him, a junior electrician named Dowd...