The crack German heavy cruiser Prinz Luitpold had always been lucky in battle. To the beleaguered army on the Baltic coast she was their one remaining symbol of hope. But it is the summer of 1944, and on every front the war is going badly for Germany.
When the order comes to leave the Baltic to attack and destroy enemy shipping in the Atlantic, Kapitan zur See Dieter Hechler knows that once out in the vast killing ground it will only be a matter of time before the hunter becomes the hunted.
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Douglas Reeman joined the Navy in 1941. He did convoy duty in the navy in the Atlantic, the Arctic, and the North Sea, and later served in motor torpedo boats. He has written over thirty novels under his own name and more than twenty best-selling historical novels featuring Richard Bolitho under the pseudonym Alexander Kent.From Library Journal:
Naval veteran Reeman (A Dive in the Sun, Audio Reviews, LJ 8/93) has created a World War II thriller about Prinz Luitpoldt, the crack German cruiser. It is late 1944, and Germany must cut the Allies' shipping lanes in order to survive. The Luitpoldt leaves the Baltic for the south Atlantic, where the hunter soon becomes the hunted. Kapitan Heckler must also deal with three mysterious boxes and a gorgeous female pilot. The crew's last shore leave is one of the work's most poignant passages. David Rintoul's splendid narration will keep the ears of naval aficionados, young and old, cocked to their tape players. For naval suspense fans.-James L. Dudley, Copiague, N.Y.
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Book Description Random House UK, 2007. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99502321
Book Description Random House UK, 2007. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099502321