Autumn, 1917.Britain is just about surviving the war of the U-boats but there are mutinies in France, a revolution in Russia and stalemate on the Western Front. The Allies must get the upper hand and in London plans are hatched to renew the pressure in the Middle East.
Commander David Cochrane Smith finds himself on a formidable assignment in the Mediterranean. He is wily, experienced and tough but his mission is dangerous and his force is small. With this ramshackle squadron he must elude the U-boats and sink a heavily armed enemy cruiser whose captain is as able and daring as Smith himself.
The action is fierce on land and on sea — and the odds are uneven. But this is an assignment designed to test Smith to the utmost and he is determined to succeed ...
Can he trust his own men? And can his men trust him?
Author: Alan Evans
Series: David Cochrane Smith
First Published by: Hodder & Stoughton
Date: September 1980