The backs of the Axis alliance have been broken or have they? A U.S. Submarine is sent on a top Secret rescue mission searching for downed pilots and discovers German and Japanese troops together on an Island in the Pacific. The Axis Alliance has all the ingredients for the ultimate weapon. Will they be able to change the tide of the war?
September, 1944. Fresh from liberty on the Island of Hawaii, Horatio Culpepper, Captain of the USS SEAVIPER (one of the Navyís wolf pack submarines), receives an order from Vice-Admiral Stallerman, along with TOP SECRET information from President Roosevelt, to rescue a downed American airplane near Sumatra. The downed pilot, an American Navy Airman, is rescued with two escaped prisoners-of-war (POW) from a nearby island. But the Japanese and Germans are also discovered to be on this island together and USS SEAVIPERís landing party is forced to separate. They discover that the Germans have converted a mine laying U-234 into a long range submarine and that the Germans have transported a deadly cargo across the Pacific to deliver it to the Japanese. Why is this cargo so important?
Chief Keenan is forced to return to the boat while the Captain stays on the island. Meanwhile, the Chief must deal with unexpected changes in command. The Ex-O Roitman suffers a serious head injury during a depth charge attack and is relieved of duty. His rival, Navigational Officer, Cutter, rises to power. A stuck torpedo, a flooded compartment and structural damage from a Japanese Destroyer all become life threatening and the survival of USS SEAVIPER is in question. Under direct orders from the boatís Captain to maintain position and meet the landing party at itís scheduled rendezvous. The chief finds himself in a power struggle against Cutterís defiance of the Captainís direct order. With only enough high compressed air to get USS SEAVIPER to 100 Feet, Low Oxygen, and a Japanese destroyer in waiting. Will USS SEAVIPER be able to return to the surface.
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