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Standing into Danger (Special Force Orca Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Anthony Molloy , Paul Scott
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It is the autumn of 1940, since Dunkirk, three long, weary and worrying months before, the British people have lived under the dual threats of invasion and starvation. They are still unaware that Hitler has abandoned Operation Sea Lion and re-focused his manic ambitions east towards Russia. The threat of slow starvation is still a real and present danger. With thousands of tons of vital supplies lying at the bottom of the World's oceans, the island race tighten their belts, venturing forth, ration book and ID card in hand, to draw their meagre rations. Short of metal for munitions, of guns for Dad’s Army and with their children evacuated, they soldier on armed only with their sense of humour and a dogged determination to prevail.
The Government prepare for the worst, racing against time to re-equip a beaten and depleted Army, advising their citizens to watch the sky and the seas for invasion and to dig for victory, while sending the country's gold reserves to safety in America.
At sea the situation has grown steadily worse. Month after month more and more ships, carrying essential food and ammunition, are being sent to the bottom of the sea. September’s grim total is exceeded by October’s and October’s by November's.
The Admiralty find out the hard way that Doenitz’s U Boat Command are using new and even more deadly tactics. Tactics that threaten to starve Britain into submission within weeks rather than months. The dreaded Wolf Pack has been born. The pitiless ‘Grey Wolfs’ lie in wait across the dark sea-lanes of the Atlantic, attacking the convoys at will, without mercy and with a savage ferocity not seen before in the annals of war.
With the nation tottering on the brink of defeat, seven million in gold and securities, so vital to the county’s ultimate survival, has to go across the Atlantic by sea. What if the Germans were to learn of the British plans to take the gold out of the country? What if they lie in wait with the biggest Wolf Pack ever to be assembled?

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1702 KB
    • Print Length: 317 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B006W9CLY6
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #28,899 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    29.6.2015
    The many fans of Commodore Barr and Sergeant Bushel of the Royal Marines will be glad to see the 17th book in the series is out today. Enjoy


    19.2.2015
    The 16th volume of the longest book in the World, 1,500,000 words, should be out by mid March its entitled, 'Deep and Silent' and marks the return of Special Force Orca to the storm tossed waters of the Atlantic. In their old hunting grounds they encounter a Nazi supersub which is faster underwater than most ships are on the surface, providing another headache for that master of anti-submarine warfare Commodore Barr R.N. The Royal Marines also have their hands full with an operation further behind enemy lines than they have ever been before, read on, as they say, but not until next month...

    I thought it would be interesting to give the fans of Commodore Barr a snippet of Book 15 in the series. It's called 'Make Smoke' I wrote this bit this morning 0200 GMT.

    Barr stared out to where a long white mustache of foam underlined the dark cliffs of Spain. They were breaking International Law, they were well inside Spanish waters, but on a dark night like this he doubted they could be seen from the shore. He felt safe enough, the Spanish had no Radar and his own would give early warning of any patrolling ships of the Armada Española. He smiled into the darkness, their nearest warship was probably a good thirty miles away at Cabo Trafalgar, a whole fleet of them in fact, he doubted they would be giving him much trouble, they hadn't Nelson.

    I've just come across this bit of the author's profile where you can alter your appearance by updating your author's photo. I've been here for an hour now and dinner getting cold , but that's the only one I can find of me with hair. I have got the one of me, aged 11 months, with slightly more hair, but I don't look clever enough to be an author. but then I still don't, sod it...Better stick with what I've got before the sales fall and the whole family starves.

    IT'S OUT FOLKS! The many fans of Commodore Barr and his Special Force Orca will be glad to know the next book in the series, number 13 is out. It's another thigh slapping yarn of daring do, so don't miss it. The title is 'Rejoin with All Speed', I hope you will!

    This review is from: On the Edge of Darkness (Special Force Orca) (Kindle Edition)
    What a rattling good yarn with great characters, both above and below decks and a real down to earth feel. It reminds me of Alistair McLean in the way it grabs you and drags you straight into the story. There's plenty of detail, but not pages of it before any sort of action, or interaction of characters. Some ingenious ideas are used to good effect, look out for the 'E' boat incident. It's a fast paced, crash, bang, wallop of a story, that's obviously been researched well, but doesn't get in the way of the narrative. This looks like a series of Orca Team 'books' and I look forward to the next one in the series.
    Biography
    Born: Yes I was, despite Hitler bombing my family out of house and home in London. I think it was a personal thing between him and me, I had two balls and he didn't. If I'm right it was some sulk.
    The evacuation resulted in me being born a ´Devonshire Dumpling´. I went back to Bideford once, to the actual nursing home where I was launched, no blue plaque yet. I'm pretty sure that must be down to Council cuts.
    Schooling: Rotherhithe New Road. That was the Rotherhithe before they got rid of the rats in the riverside warehouses and installed the other sort.
    I was actually there, aged nine, when our neighbours Sunday joint floated away on the neap tide of 1953. Surely everyone alive at the time remembers that, the leg of lamb I mean, my family and I chased it for miles along with the rest of the starving thousands of Rotherhithe. As I recall it outpaced us all, we were all rather thin and weak at the time, I think it must have ended up gracing the tables of the ultra rich downstream.
    Undeterred we searched for days until the increasing size of the mob was spotted by the Government who thought we looked hungry and , as a measure of their concern, called out the riot squad. They fired rubber bullets at us made from metal; they couldn't afford the rubber at the time thanks to Malayan speculators.
    But I digress, my teacher at Rotherhithe thought that, because I liked drawing ships, I might like to go to sea. Perfectly logical, when you consider that one of my class mates, who enjoyed drawing plants, later became one.
    So I went to the London Nautical School, there I learnt navigation, seamanship and how to muffle screams whilst receiving six of the best from the headmaster. Again undeterred I left as soon as I could, but they kept dragging me back until, at fifteen, I was able to leave legally and without the blood hounds and the skirmish lines that so blocked the Waterloo traffic.
    I ran away to sea for two pound fourteen and six a week gross and enlisted at Blackheath Recruiting Office, not there now, I burnt that to the ground during my first leave.
    There followed a year of hell, the beatings were fine, but the sport...every afternoon.
    Come on!
    Someone, I can't remember who, spotted I wasn't keen and decide I might prefer hard labour; they were all so sensitive in those days. It was then I acquired a liking for hard work. Hard work equals no pain being the rough formula. God how I loved HMS Ganges. They even put Bromide in your tea; I'm still waiting for that to take effect.
    In those days you signed on in the Navy for nine years from the age of eighteen, there was a chance to buy yourself out when you were twenty four. I think it was that consoling thought that turned most of us to booze.
    Then in 1971 they stopped the tot, That was the last thing I remember until I woke up in a Horticultural College studying that subject and married to my wife( I married her on April the first so as not to forget what a fool I was, I told Brenda it made it easier to remember the date.)
    I then spent thirty odd years adjusting to life without brutality until finally I retired to Spain where I have used their cheap red wine as a kind of dummy ever since.

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    5.0 out of 5 stars ANTHONY MALLOY 1 April 2014
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    You have to read this authors work, if you like ww2 action and adventure-a 13 part series of (orca books),but read them in order as the characters re-appear in the following books
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 30 Dec. 2013
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    Another gripping read. A great addition to an amazingly well written series of books.
    The Special Force Orca series is thoroughly entertaining
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 19 Oct. 2014
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    as usual with this type of war story very well done
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Another cracking story 10 Oct. 2014
    By Mike W
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    Another chapter in what is turning out to be a successful series, the detail is in keeping with WW2 events, Pity about the spelling mistakes which seem to be occurring not only in this series but others of a similar vein
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 28 April 2015
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