'Action, tension, tingling suspense . . . The greatest adventure story to come out of World War II' Life Magazine
It's 1942. America have just joined the war.
Greyhound, an international convoy of 37 allied ships, is in operation. As Captain Ernest Krause leads his first command of a U.S. destroyer, the convoy ploughs through icy, submarine-infested North Atlantic seas.
All the while hotly pursued by wolf packs of Nazi U-boats.
Grappling with his new command and haunting self-doubt during 48 hours of desperate peril, Captain Krause's hopeless mission is doomed to fail.
But armed with extraordinary courage and grit, hope may just be on the horizon . . .
'Nothing more exciting has been launched since Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea' Guardian
'The best book of its kind since The Cruel Sea' Evening Standard
'High and glittering excitement' New York Times
'I recommend Forester to every literate I know' Ernest Hemingway