This third outing for WW II British submariner Ben Grant (Ninety Feet to the Sun, The Gemini Plot, both 1986) is splendid...

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This third outing for WW II British submariner Ben Grant (Ninety Feet to the Sun, The Gemini Plot, both 1986) is splendid action fare, as usual. In lickety-split prose (""In theory chaos reigns up top with ships shrilling their agony on steam whistles as our torpedoes come racing in towards their vulnerable bellies. . .""), Collenette sends coxswain Ben and crew into Arctic Russian waters to track down a British ship waylaid by mutineers. Nazi vessels, a semi-psycho captain, poison gas, an avalanche, icebergs, and the creel sea try Ben's patience and courage, while a surprising yet convincing occult note--is the Ouija board really directing the sub toward that mutinous ship?--adds a dark undercurrent to this satisfying nautical adventure.

Pub Date: Nov. 16, 1987

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Walker

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15, 1987