Regular price: $25.94

Free with 30-day trial Membership
Membership details Membership details
  • 30 days of membership free - plus an audiobook, on us.
  • 1 credit a month after trial - good for any title.
  • Easy exchange. Don't love book? swap it for free.
  • Exchange books you don't like
  • After your free trial, Audible is $14.95 a month
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

The old submarine-chaser USS Hibiscus, re-fitting in a Hong Kong dockyard before being handed over to the Nationalist Chinese, is suddenly ordered to the desolate island group of Payenhau. For Captain Mark Gunnar - driven by the memory of his torture at the hands of the Viet Cong guerrillas - the new command is a chance to even the score against a ruthless, unrelenting enemy. But Payenhau is very different from his expectations....

©1966 Douglas Reeman (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 3.7 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 4.8 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    3
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.0 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    2
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • gg
  • Norway
  • 09-02-16

Thriller

What about David Rintoul’s performance did you like?

Always a excellent performance

Any additional comments?

Listened to many of Douglas Reeman's books. In my opinion this is one of his best.
A more complex story of intrigue and constant action

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Unbelievable at that time in at the same history.

A fan of historic naval history I found this very dissappointing. D.R. is becoming a bit repetitive in his plots: Flawed naval officer+girl+internal struggles+the odd child= "same old, same old". I find if I leave a few months before his books they are quite enjoyable. Not this time.

Narrator did a great job as usual.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Miss L ttophi
  • 04-03-17

a good book

a well thought out book intresting plot
a good book for a chilli evening all cosy and warm an enjoyable book

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.