It’s August 1944 and as the Allied forces gain momentum in Europe, a group of loyal German expatriates trapped in Brazil hatch a desperate plan to return to the Motherland. Twenty-seven of them crowd aboard a 19th century, three-mast schooner, the Deutschland in a desperate journey to return home. They must cross five thousand miles of rough sea, and slip past both the American and British navies.
A captured U-boat ace, a female American doctor caught up in the nightmare, a veteran gun boat commander and a rear admiral determined to get back into the action. Allies and enemies, men and women, the hunters and the haunted all drawn inescapably into the eye of the storm.
“The waves crash across the decks so wildly you will find yourself sinking into your armchair for protection.” ―Philadelphia Bulletin
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Since The Eagle Has Landed―one of the biggest-selling thrillers of all time―every novel Jack Higgins has written has become an international bestseller. He has had simultaneous number-one bestsellers in hardcover and paperback, and many of his books have been made into successful movies, including The Eagle Has Landed, To Catch a King, On Dangerous Ground, Eye of the Storm, and Thunder Point. He has degrees in sociology, social psychology, and economics from the University of London, and a doctorate in media from Leeds Metropolitan University. A fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and an expert scuba diver and marksman, Higgins lives in Jersey on the Channel Islands.Review:
Praise for Jack Higgins
“A seasoned pro...Mr. Higgins knows how to tell a story!”—The New York Times Book Review
“Jack Higgins has written some of the best suspense fiction of the past fifty years.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune
“When it comes to thriller writers, one name stands well above the crowd—Jack Higgins.”—Associated Press
“Higgins makes the pages fly.”—New York Daily News
“Jack Higgins is one of the best-selling authors of popular fiction in the world, often considered the architect of the modern thriller.”—The Huffington Post
“Higgins is an author with the creative power to hook the reader and keep them forever because of his terrific tales. There are many villains out there, but Higgins is by far the greatest at bringing to life the best and worst of them all.”—Suspense Magazine
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0002224607
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002224607
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110002224607