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5.0 out of 5 stars
A very believable WW2 story of U-boats and secret codes, 28 Jan. 2009
His previous historical text The battle of The Atlantic was very readable and informative. In this novel, Mr Williams threads his own tale of love and intrigue through that world of U-boats and naval intelligence that he obviously knows so well.
Lieutenant Douglas Lindsay is one of the few survivors when his ship is torpedoed and sunk in circumstances that leave him burdened with guilt. His fluent German takes him to a job interrogating captured U-boat officers where Lindsay becomes convinced that British naval codes have been broken. Should he ignore orders? His lover has the highest security clearance but will she jeopardise her position to help him? In the end, how far should he go in risking individual lives to get the answers that might save so many others from those prowling U-boats?