Douglas Reeman works his magic again. This time following the wartime career of Mike Blackwood, the latest in a long line of Royal Marines. Newly gazzeted Captain Mike Blackwood, Royal Marine Commando, is being sent on a number of special missions in the meditaranian sea. This book doesn't have quite as much action as the other books I have read in this set. The book loses none of its shine though, as a very deep love interest more than makes up for the loss. The love interest is very well incorporated into the tale,as Reeman links everything together with his usual seemlessness, to make this instalment of the Blackwood family saga pull you in deeper than Badge of glory or The fist to land(the only others I have read as yet). Its references to the forefathers of the Blackwood family from the other books is a welcome touch especialy if you have read some of them already. I have only given this book three stars as I am a lover of action and this book has a tiny bit less than the others I have read, but I still wouldn't have missed it! Enjoy.