A battle we never expected to fight, against an enemy we can barely comprehend...
A routine Coast Guard inspection of a cargo ship reveals that North Korea has been smuggling nuclear missiles into Cuba. Scrambling to prevent a second Cuban Missile Crisis, the U.S. president orders ships and aircraft from the Navy’s Atlantic Fleet to surround the island nation, cutting off all access.
But North Korea has a secret weapon: a supercavitating nuclear submarine that screams through the ocean at incredible speeds, launching supercavitating torpedoes that devastate the ships and submarines of the blockade.
Alone against this threat stands the USS Bowie, a cutting-edge destroyer with an ultra-quiet electric drive system. There are no tactics and no doctrines for this kind of adversary. To win, or even to survive, the crew of the Bowie must find an entirely new way to wage war.