Dutch Treat by Tristan Jones

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A powerful novel of action, intrigue, horror and suspense, set against the somber background of Dunkirk and the Blitzkrieg. The time is June 1940. Nazi panzer divisions are churning across northern Europe, leaving ruin and demoralization in their wake. A British commando team sneaks into Amsterdam, and right under the nose of the advance units of the Wehrmacht steals the Dutch crown treasure from the Royal Palace and prepares to whisk it back to the safety of England...

Tristan Jones has written more than just another war novel. The story is highlighted by a galaxy of unforgettable characters. Humor is there, too, macabre and chilling at times, but totally believable under the circumstances. And finally-like a thread of gossamer winding through this glowing fabric-there is a note of tenderness and compassion in the form of the Beatrice Maud, a sailing vessel whose actual participation in the Dunkirk evacuation touched upon the lives of many people.


About Tristan Jones

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Tristan Jones is one of the best-known authors of sailing stories writing today. A Welshman, he left school at age 14 to work on sailing barges and spent the rest of his life at sea - as a Navy seaman, a delivery skipper, and as a daring adventurer in search of new seagoing challenges. The author of 16 books, Jones lived in Phuket, Thailand for 10 years before his death in 1995.
Published January 1, 1979 by Andrews and McMeel. 271 pages
Genres: History, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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British author Jones, who died in 1995, is perhaps best remembered for 14 autobiographical books recounting the seafaring adventures of a one-legged blue-water sailor (Seagulls in My Soup: Further Adventures of a Wayward Sailor).

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