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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Second World War fiction

The gripping new novel from Alexander Fullerton. An action-packed naval WWII adventure.

Malta, 1942. Lieutenant Mike Nicholson commands Ursa, one of the 10th Submarine Flotilla's boats who, in their time, destroyed more than a million tons of war supplies shipped from Italian ports to Rommel's Afrika Korps in the Western Desert. German Intelligence has recently warned Berlin that unless drastic measures are undertaken, the Mediterranean and Middle East will be lost to them.

But Ursa is a lucky submarine, and Mike is the flotilla's top scorer. He also has problems of a more personal nature: before leaving England about two years ago he was heavily involved in an affair with the wife of another submariner, who's now bringing his own new U-class boat, Unsung, to the flotilla . . .

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Alexander Fullerton

Alexander Fullerton was regarded as one of Britain's premier adventure novelists since his first book SURFACE! was a bestseller in 1953. Apart from the acclaimed Everard series he was the author of an SOE trilogy featuring Rosie Ewing. Alexander Fullerton was a cadet at Dartmouth at the age of thirteen and went to sea serving first in the battleship Queen Elizabeth in the Mediterranean. He wrote his first novel SURFACE! in the early 1950s and it sold over 500,000 copies. Then he worked on the 9-volume Nicholas Everard series that made his reputation. He died in February 2008.

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