Underage for the Navy, young Ken Mason, impressionable and adventurous, enlists in the United States Maritime Service and undergoes radio operator training during the summer after graduating from high school. For the past year and currently, Nazi U-boats in a feeding frenzy are sinking dozens of ships up and down the US East Coast and far out to sea. Ken, whose father is a New York admiralty lawyer, has, in his father's words "run away to sea," survives a convoy run across the Atlantic to England. He ships out again upon his return to New York. As the assemblage of ships disappears over the eastern horizon on its way to England, Ken Mason and his shipmates must now face the U-boat menace in the bloody North Atlantic Ocean. This time his ship, however, damaged during a storm, must drop out of the convoy, and return to Halifax, Nova Scotia, for repairs. But, forebodingly, the newly launched SS Orion Victory is not alone. She is being stalked by U-218, in the deadly periscope crosshairs of a soon-to-be submarine ace, Kapitänleutnant Walther Starken, better known to the U.S. Navy's COMEASTSEAFRON as "Iron Cross Wally."
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Published October 1, 2003
by ARTORIUS PUBLICATIONS (October 2003).
Action & Adventure, War, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime.