Autumn 1942: Sir Nicholas Everard, Captain of HMS Harbinger, has a convoy to escort: big and slow, with just one destroyer, two corvettes and a few trawlers to protect it. This will not be an easy mission.
Meanwhile, U-boat pack commander Max Looff can hardly believe his luck. His nerve is going and he knows it: but now he has a one-in-a-million chance to annihilate an entire convoy.
Little does Looff know, however, that Everard and his ships are bait: designed to distract the Germans from the real `Torch' invasion forces. The game is on.
For readers of Alexander Kent, Julian Stockwin and C S Forester, this is a thrilling tale of gallantry and determination in the face of enormous danger.
`The prose has a real sense of urgency, and so has the theme. The tension rarely slackens.' Times Literary Supplement
`The research is unimpeachable and the scent of battle quite overpowering.' The Sunday Times
`The accuracy and flair of Forester at his best carefully crafted, exciting and full of patiently assembled technical detail that never intrudes on a good narrative line' Irish Times