7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 11 May 2001
Submarine warfare is always claustrophobic, but seldom moreso (I would imagine) than in a miniature sub, manned by only four men. This is the setting for Douglas Reeman's fourth book, as a special R.N. team is detailed into the Adriatic to destroy a Nazi floating drydock.
The pressures and tensions of undersea warfare make this book more of a psychological thriller than some of Reeman's other titles. Nevertheless, naval warfare is still Reeman's specialty, and this book doesn't lack for exciting scenes. This is an engrossing look at an area of naval conflict that is still too little explored.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 8 February 1999
From the title of this novel, it could be construed that this book is about the airforce. However as most of you avid Reeman readers will know, Mr Reeman produces high quality fiction on the Naval forces of primarily the British and German navys, although a series following the Royal Marines of the Blackwood family has also been created.
Dive In The Sun represents an in-sight to the crew of a small Midget Submarine XE51 during the invasion of the Italian Mainland. The submarine encounters difficulties during a mission in the Adriatic and the crew are forced to flee on foot . Their goal, to meet up with the advancing Allied army as it pushes northwards through Italy, using all their skill and cunning to avoid capture and execution as spies by the German army.