Polar Melt by Martin Roy Hill
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They call it simply "the object."It sits at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean, waiting.
An American research ship disappears only to reappear a few days later, a dark secret hidden below her decks. A few miles across the international maritime boundary, a massive Russian oil platform harbors its own secret - a mysterious energy source so powerful it threatens to topple the balance of world power. The Russians will kill to protect it. The Americans will kill to stop its recovery. And still . . . the object waits.