Assault on a Queen Author:Jack Finney Fire Island in early May, after the winter ice melts and before the summer crowd arrives, is the ideal time to raise a submarine from the dead. Six adventurers -- five men and a woman -- salvage a World War I German submarine from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. They will use it in executing a daring idea, an idea methodically planned and time... more »d with scientific precision. Their goal seems fantastic, but if they can bring it off each one of them will be rich for life. Only the factor of human relations is not taken into account, and the tension between these six people begins to mount unbearably as the moment looms closer and closer for an Assault on a Queen.« less
Well this is my first book by Jack Finney & my expectations of a book from 1959 was low. I was pleasantly surprised to find this book a great read. It was easy to get caught up in the story & I had a hard time putting it down, which is always my litmus test for a really good book. The style of the writing is modern considering the date it was penned. Any former submariners out there will enjoy this book ( I know as I am one myself...) 4 1/2 stars from me!