2nd.ed., Stroud, 1997. 332 pp., many woodcut illustrations. Pict. c.c., 23 x 15cm. Nr.FINE. Signed by the author with a signed note tipped in addressed to Vice-Admiral Sir Ian McGeoch, 1914-2007 (see # 187 above). A novel set in December 1941 when three young RNR officers are sent to Istanbul to join a Russian tanker and an ice-breaker escaping from German-overrun Black Sea ports. Their mission is to guide the ships through the enemy blockade to Allied waters. The ships are attacked by torpedoes, aircraft and E-boats and the main thrust of the story surrounds their attempt to break through. A NOVEL SET IN WWII. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY TO ADMIRAL MCGEOCH.