Plot summary[ edit ] The story is told in the first person by Jonah Scott, a British pilot for the fictional airline Air Britain who has arrived in New York City on his regular flight from London. The United States has collapsed after using up nearly all of its oil reserves and the collapse of the dollar. During the night, Jonah and the apartment superintendent and guard, John Capel, must fight off armed burglars disguised as military police looking for the food Jonah and Senior Flight Attendant Kate Monahan brought with them. Capel is wounded but Kate demonstrates her basic medical skills in cleaning and dressing the wound. Jonah offers to help Capel and a newly orphaned girlfriend, Nikki, of one of his crew travel illegally to London aboard his aircraft, in order to escape the anarchy that has befallen America.
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Start your review of Down to a Sunless Sea Write a review Apr 10, Fergus rated it liked it I read this book when the Cold War was reaching its icy zenith, amidst new headlines about the Polish unrest of the eighties. Leonid Brezhnevs steely glare was not to be dulled by Ronald Reagans unremitting resolve, while a Polish Pontiff attempted to mitigate the mess, and Lech Walensa refused to budge.
It had all started for me MUCH earlier Back around , you see, Ed Sullivan had internationally aired graphic line-drawn images of Japanese civilians at ground zero of Hiroshima in , on I read this book when the Cold War was reaching its icy zenith, amidst new headlines about the Polish unrest of the eighties.
Back around , you see, Ed Sullivan had internationally aired graphic line-drawn images of Japanese civilians at ground zero of Hiroshima in , on his wildly popular variety show. Kids my age all over the world watched the horrific pictures fill the TV screen. You betcha! And all that summer, whenever a Canadian Argus military transport lumbered slowly across the sky, I watched warily to see if it was gonna unload the Big One on us Sure I was dumb.
One recent domino event in the present can backtrack smack dab into larger, earlier dominoes from the past traumatic events in our minds quite easily But by the mid-eighties, as the contemporaneous flick LA Cop had it, the heat was on.
And when I got to the inexorable end, I was a bit disgusted with myself for even starting it. And that blatant depredation continues, unchecked, Today.
Down to a Sunless Sea