When you like thrillers set at sea during World War II: The hunt for the Peggy C.

When you like thrillers set at sea during World War II (or earlier maybe like Hornblower) this could be the book for you. It is 1941 and the United States have not joined the war yet but that does not mean the Seven Seas are safe sailing for a neutral tramp. Captain Jake Rogers, a man with a history, experienced in running his tramp steamer through U-boat-infested waters to transport vital supplies and contraband to the highest bidder, takes on his most dangerous cargo yet when he docks in Amsterdam.

As I am Dutch the description of our capital in those early years of the war is interesting as it is only after like a year the real feeling of being under the Nazi boot became clear. It also feels like the writer spent time to do his research as unlike in other books I do not see Dutch anomalies. Another thing what must have been weird in those days was meeting German officers who had studied in the States and now were more and more becoming "the enemy".

The novel is a fast reading well written adventurestory.I can certainly recommend it.


4 stars out of 5 





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