It is Summer, 1943. At this time of year our submarines cannot operate in northern waters: there is no darkness to provide cover when surfacing. Yet H. M. Submarine Setter is sent North. It makes sense to nobody. Least of all to Lief Oldsen, Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Norwegian Navy, whose sudden appointment to Setter is shrouded in mystery.
Captain Christiannsen had a prejudice against having women on his ship - but in the case of Wren Mary Lou, his prejudice was misplaced. Mary Lou, as well as being young, beautiful, and with a natural gift for what she called "having fun", was a girl of resource who could face reality. Resourceful when the Gangerwolf was torpedoed and its survivors mercilessly machine-gunned. Realistic when she and her companions faced a brutal ultimatum!
Lieutenant Mike Nicholson is operating out of Malta. Captaining the submarine Ursa, he's part of the fleet deputed to disrupt the flow of war supplies from Italian ports to Rommel's Afrika Korps. Although Ursa is small, under armed and frustratingly slow, she succeeds, on her 17th Mediterranean cruise, in sinking a German tank-transporter. That triumph puts Mike at the top of the league - he has now sunk more tonnage than any of his contemporaries.
"Awful not even a shadow of douglas Reeman"
When wartime secret agent Rosie Ewing read Alexander Fullerton's four novels based on her adventures in German-occupied France, she wrote to him suggesting that he might like to hear the story of her first mission.
The war with Germany is over. All that is left to secure world peace is to crush the Japanese. HMS Seahound has crept through a minefield in Asian waters to land an armed force of soldiers in enemy territory. Now she lies silent, waiting, on the seabed only a few hundred yards from shore. Inside, the heat is unsufferable, the tension sickening....
An exciting reconstruction of the heroic fight of Sir Richard Grenville in his famous galleon, the Revenge, on the last day of August 1591 from the bestselling author Alexander Fullerton. The Revenge, of 500 tons, fought alone for 15 hours against a fleet of Spanish galleons, who were each of them three times, her size. Sir Richard Grenville, stands out as one of the most dramatic characters in England’s history.
Bearing military information that could save 30,000 lives, John Farjeon sets off through the Malayan jungle. His duty is clearcut – to rendezvous with the Allied invasion force. Nothing short of the Japs can stop him. But here are other obligations beyond patriotism. Like the obligation a man feels to a woman in danger. And when Farjeon discovers a beautiful Eurasian with two children in her care he is faced with an agonising decision.