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Oliver Grant. Decorated soldier, then Major in Military Intelligence. Now a case-hardened mercenary—selling his services to the highest bidder wherever the going is rough. Seemingly the perfect choice to rescue the stepson of a millionaire Mafia boss from a Libyan prison fortress.
Except for one tiny detail. Grant doesn’t want the job.
It takes kidnapping and threatening his younger sister before even Grant is forced to see sense. Dimitri Stavrou does not play games. But then Grant’s beautiful, gentle lover turns up on the wrong end of a machine gun…and he starts to realize just how much trouble he's in.…
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.
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About the Author
Jack Higgins (a pseudonym for the British novelist Harry Patterson, b. 1929) is one of the most popular English authors of thrillers and espionage novels. His breakthrough book, The Eagle Has Landed, numbers among more than 60 books by Higgins that have collectively sold more than 250 million copies — many featuring the brash young antihero Sean Dillon. Before beginning his writing career, Higgins served in the British Army along the East German border. He lives in the Channel Islands.