- Paperback: 296 pages
- Publisher: iUniverse; First Edition edition (August 21, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0595242286
- ISBN-13: 978-0595242283
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,590,080 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It would read like a tourist brochure except Derek Smith is narrating the tale, as if he is talking to a friend about his hair-raising experiences in a beautiful country. --myshelf.com/literary/03/crookedcrossfactor.htm
From the Author
Crooked Cross Factor unfolds during a very tumultuous time. Besides a newly elected President - Richard M. Nixon, America was experiencing tremendous internal social change. At the forefront of American woes, was the Vietnam War, which emotionally divided the country. The election in 1968 had culminated a year of violence and demonstration.
Major News Events of 1968
Soviet forces invade Czechoslovakia, ending Prague Spring liberalization.
Student riots in Paris and other European cities.
Communists launch Tet offensive in Vietnam (ending in a US military victory, but a psychological defeat).
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated.
Robert Kennedy is assassinated.
So, in 1969, everyone expected things to get better -
Major News Events of 1969
Colonel Gaddafi becomes Libyan leader.
Neil Armstrong is the first man to walk on moon.
First trial flights of the Concorde, the Anglo-French supersonic airliner.
Woodstock Rock Festival is held.
Crooked Cross Factor revolves around the heightened tensions between the United States of America and the Soviet Union during this time frame. Iceland, a seemingly unimportant player in world politics, is the central location for events that might have propelled the world powers into a global conflict.
NATO and especially the United States relied on early detection of Soviet submarine movements and Iceland provided the perfect location for such an important mission. Since WWII, when the Allies first used Iceland to watch for German U-boats, the significance of the island as a major strategic lynchpin has been proven. U-961 was depth-charged and sunk off of Iceland's coast, and its exact location is still a closely guarded secret.
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novel about the efforts to raise a sunken German World
War II submarine that has been lying in cold waters
off the coast of Iceland for more than 25 years. Not
only has this U-boat been there for all that time, but
it contains an undisturbed load of gold bullion. Into
this scene comes a U.S Embassy security chief, thrust
there by a spiraling sequence of events that have been
spearheaded by a mutinous crew of a Russian submarine.
Looking for lots of action, intrigue, even a gorgeous
female Minister of Icelandic Roads? You've got it with
this very entertaining and thrilling plot line.