Sam has never questioned orders before. But everything looks different in the shadow of the Bomb…

The Cold War rumbles on, and a top-secret naval base in Scotland is now the home of Britain’s nuclear arsenal.

As second-in-command of a Polaris submarine, Sam, along with his elite band of comrades, must learn to love the Bomb — or at least to tolerate it. Between deterrent patrol exercises, he does his best to lead a normal life with his wife Janet and three children.

Sam’s been trained to do whatever the Navy requires of him. But after a chance encounter with protesters from a nearby peace camp — including their charismatic leader El Tel and the beautiful, enigmatic Mary Carmichael – he finds himself questioning everything.

And as he’s torn between ambition and principle, soon his future in the Navy is on the line…

  • Author: John Winton
  • Title: Polaris
  • Series: John Winton Cold War Thrillers
  • First Published by: Michael Joseph
  • First Published Format: HC
  • First Published Date: 1989

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