Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 271 pages
First Published: 1955
The mission of Commander George Krause of the United States Navy is to protect a convoy of thirty-seven merchant ships making their way across the icy North Atlantic from America to England. There, they will deliver desperately needed supplies, but only if they can make it through the wolfpack of German submarines that awaits and outnumbers them in the perilous seas. For forty eight hours, Krause will play a desperate cat and mouse game against the submarines, combating exhaustion, hunger, and thirst to protect fifty million dollars’ worth of cargo and the lives of three thousand men.
About C. S. Forester
Cecil Louis Troughton Smith, who wrote under the pen name Cecil Scott Forester, was an English author who wrote about naval warfare. He is best known for his Horatio Hornblower series, depicting the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. He also wrote The Good Shepherd and The African Queen. He died in 1966 at the age of 66.