Polar Melt – A Novel
They call it simply "the object."
It sits at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean, waiting.
Waiting . . . for what?
An American research ship disappears in the Arctic's Chukchi Sea only to reappear a few days later. When a special U.S. Coast Guard unit boards the vessel, they find it deserted, its power grid wrecked, two bombs waiting to explode, and an even darker secret hidden below her decks.
A few miles across the international maritime boundary, a massive Russian oil platform harbors its own secret. Below the behemoth lies a mysterious energy source so powerful it threatens to topple the balance of world power in favor of Moscow.
The Russians will kill to protect it. The Americans will kill to stop its recovery.
And still . . . the object waits.
About Martin Roy Hill (San Diego, California Author)
Martin Roy Hill spent more than 20 years as a national award-winning staff reporter, investigative journalist, and editor for newspapers and magazines before becoming a Navy analyst specializing in battlefield medical operations.
His freelance credits include Reader's Digest, LIFE, Newsweek, Omni, American History, Coast Guard Magazine, Retired Officer Magazine, the Los Angeles Times Sunday Opinion Section, and many more. Much of his freelance work involves historical topics, especially military history. He was a lead contributor to the 1995 WWII anthology, "From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki: America at War," published by the Retired Officer Association. He also contributed to the American Civil War anthology "Gettysburg: Three Days that Saved the United States," published by I-5 Publishing.
Martin's short stories have appeared in such publications as Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, ALT HIST: The Journal of Historical Fiction and Alternative History, San Diego Magazine, Crimson Streets, Mystery Weekly Magazine, Nebula Rift, Alien Demensions, Devolution Z, and others. His first book, DUTY, was named the Best Short Story Anthology/Collection by the San Diego Book Awards Association for 2012 (SDBAA).
Martin is a professional member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers.