Orphans of the Storm

Orphans of the Storm The year is Captain David Cochrane Smith intelligence officer is sent on an assignment to extract the American war correspondent Hannah Fitzsimmons from Franco s Guardias He must get her out

  • Title: Orphans of the Storm
  • Author: AlanEvans
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The year is 1939 Captain David Cochrane Smith, intelligence officer, is sent on an assignment to extract the American war correspondent, Hannah Fitzsimmons, from Franco s Guardias He must get her out of Spain before she s tried and shot as a spy But in rescuing the American he makes a narrow escape from German officer Kurt Larsen, a man who will dog his footsteps throughThe year is 1939 Captain David Cochrane Smith, intelligence officer, is sent on an assignment to extract the American war correspondent, Hannah Fitzsimmons, from Franco s Guardias He must get her out of Spain before she s tried and shot as a spy But in rescuing the American he makes a narrow escape from German officer Kurt Larsen, a man who will dog his footsteps throughout his wartime adventure Smith wants command of a ship but he s told that his services in Intelligence are still required En route to a new posting in Montevideo, his ship is attacked and he is taken prisoner in spite of his heroic efforts to destroy the enemy warship The Brandenburg, the German ship he is imprisoned on, is setting out to support the Graf Spee, a pocket battleship which can do immense damage to the British fleet but only with the Brandenburg s help Smith will be shot as a spy if he is found to be than the naval officer he claims to be, and Kurt Larsen, on board the Brandenburg, is than suspicious of the British officer The captain is the only one who realises the danger the Brandenburg poses to the British navy should it reach the Graf Spee in time Desperate to buy time for the British fleet, and aware that he has a very personal stake in the upcoming battle, Smith will have to go to extreme lengths to sabotage the German war effort Will he be victorious in his battle for the seas Or will he and his men become Orphans of the Storm Orphans of the Storm is a thrilling naval adventure and thriller set among some of the most dangerous fighting of World War II Cracking war adventure Yorkshire Evening Post Praise for Alan Evans Terrific action at sea on land and in the air breathless pace Evans ranks as a top adventure writer Publishers Weekly Alan Evans is a highly talented thriller writer who vividly and evocatively re creates the atmosphere of the First and Second World Wars He is also the author of three children s books Born in Sunderland, he was a member of the Royal Artillery Volunteers for many years, and has served both at home and abroad For two years he was a gunner and he later went on to be a survey sergeant in various R.A units His novels include Sword at Sunrise, Seek Out and Destroy, Night Action, Ship of Force and Thunder at Dawn Endeavour Press is the UK s leading independent publisher of digital books.
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    • Nooilforpacifists says:

      Excellent.The story of (now) Captain Smith shifts to WWII--but Smith doesn't have a sea command. Indeed, to his fellow RN officers, he retired in 1919. Actually, Smith moved into Intelligence, somehow picked up his fourth ring, and assumes a ship now awaits him.Not so. Smith's past awaits him, both in the form of a shady reputation among Big Gun officers, and set of illegitimate children left strewn around the world. Smith is sent on another intelligence mission, at least with the compensation o [...]

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