The Fighting Temeraire

Will a reckless spy operation end in tragedy for a British submarine crew?

The Black Sea, 1970

When Commander Daniel Tennant is tasked with leading a British Polaris submarine into a clandestine spy mission in the Russian-controlled Black Sea, he knows it’s a mission bordering on the insane.

Though she’s named after an illustrious warship from history, HMS Temeraire is a modern craft in every sense, loaded with controversial nuclear missiles.

But after a vicious encounter with the enemy, Temeraire is not only left sunk and crippled, but at the epicentre of a potentially massive international incident.

Stranded at the bottom of the sea, Danny strives to keep his crew’s morale intact – but as temperature and tempers rise aboard the stricken craft, the prospect of escape begins to look less likely by the hour.

And when a callous personal betrayal comes to light, Danny finds himself put to the test in more ways than one…

Is Temeraire set to become an iron coffin? Or can a perilous escape plan offer her crew a glimmer of hope?

And if they make it to the surface, will their lives ever be the same again?

  • Author: John Winton
  • Title: The Fighting Temeraire
  • Series: John Winton Cold War Thrillers
  • First Published by: Michael Joseph
  • First Published Format: HC
  • First Published Date: 1971

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