As they prepare to sortie out into the deep blue Pacific, Fedorov learns that several crewmen have gone missing, an eerie omen
of the strange effects he witnessed before. Worried that the ship is again “phasing,” he and Karpov must find a way to stabilize Kirov and prevent any further
Now China plays its Korea card, and the war erupts along the DMZ to open a dangerous new front. The US races to move much needed reinforcements to Korea, but
Karpov has been ordered to interdict those sealifts with his powerful Russian Pacific Fleet. Yet now he learns the true meaning of a blue water navy, confronting the undisputed masters of the Deep
Blue in waters they have dominated for the last 80 years. Kirov and company will soon face a new crisis, and catch a haunting glimpse of the future they shaped with their many interventions in the past. It will lead them to a place or time they never thought they would see where the war wears a strange new face.