Dark Voyage

Dark Voyage

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Tangier, 1941 -- for Eric DeHaan, Captain of the Dutch tramp freighter Noordenam, life at sea has always been his great, but not his only, love affair. Recruited by Dutch Naval Intelligence while in the port of Tangier, DeHaan steers his ship, disguised as a neutral Spanish freighter, through a series of secret missions for British naval interests, which include taking British commandos on raids against a German observation station in French Tunisia; floating in emergency convoys; transporting bombs from Alexandria to the beleaguered British forces in Crete; and installing a listening post on the southern coast of Sweden, across from German bases on the Baltic. Slowly, the Noordendam becomes a ship of fugitives -- a former lieutenant in the Polish navy, a Greek stowaway from Crete, a Jewish refugee medical student recruited as ship's doctor, and Maria Bromen, a Russian maritime journalist -- all on the run and trapped on the seas until the war ends. Secret operations, romance, battles in port alleys and at sea, DARK VOYAGE takes us with nail-biting suspense through the spy-saturated world of 1941. Magnificent historical espionage complete with a fighting hero -- a good-hearted man battling against an evil world.show more

Product details

  • Hardback
  • 156 x 234mm | 300g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752821490
  • 9780752821498

About Alan Furst

Alan Furst has lived for long periods in France, especially in Paris, and has travelled as a journalist in Eastern Europe and Russia. He has written extensively for Esquire and the International Herald Tribune.show more

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'Competitors despair. Alan Furst's mastery of the espionage novel put him beyond any would-be rival...No one does it better than Furst and DARK VOYAGE is about as good as it gets. First class in every department.' -- Philip Oakes LITERARY REVIEW 'the eccentric wanderers with their strange histories, the shadowy life in the wings of the theatre are pure Casablanca... tension, excitement and the cat and mouse of naval warfare are Furst's primary business.' -- David Smith THE OBSERVER 'Alan Furst writes brilliantly about wartime Europe.' THE ECONOMIST 'a gripping plot and a galazy of well-drawn characters.' -- David Robson THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'a gripping plot and a galazy of well-drawn characters.' -- Sean O'Brien TLS The streamlined clarity with which Dark Voyage pulls all this together is extraordinary... Dark Voyage is vintage cinema already.' -- Janet Maslin THE SCOTSMAN 'A leisurely beginning gradually builds to a tense finale, making this a rare slice of suspense fiction that's as pleasurable to read as it is intelligent.' -- John Williams THE MAIL ON SUNDAYshow more