Matt Clarke is a young electrical engineer assigned to the ``Imagery Analysis'' section of the National Security Agency at Ft. Meade, Maryland. Planning a business trip with his best friend in the agency, Matt looks at a satellite photo of the northern California coast off Point Arena and discovers a mysterious blur underwater. When they dive to investigate, Matt and Dan discover a sunken Russian submarine vintage 1954 with the skeletons of eight American sailors. From this point, Gilroy's novel takes off on a riveting, suspenseful story. Powerful forces conspire to keep the discovery secret as Dan and, reluctantly, Matt try to discover its significance in the Washington world of security run amok. This exciting first novel is highly recommended for popular fiction collections.-- William McCully, Park Ridge P.L., Ill.