Storm Warnngs Author:Jack Higgins At the end of August 1944 the Deutschland, a three-masted nineteenth-century sailing vessel, slipped out of a Brazilian port at the mouth of the Amazon with a crew of twenty-two men and five nuns as passengers. The destination was Germany, the route five thousand miles of storm-swept ocean barred by the overwhelming military might of American a... more »nd British forces--both on sea and in air. Meanwhile, Fate moves other parties like chess pieces about the world, in preparation for the final encounter a month later off Scotland, on the Outer Hebridean island of Fhada.
Storm Warning is immensely impressive, both in its grand sweep and in its command of detail in its handling of the interweaving histories of its many fascinating characters, in its sheer powerful storytelling action. It is a compulsively readable, gripping, and moving book.« less