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Based on the author’s own vivid experiences, The Cruel Sea is the nail-biting story of the crew of HMS Compass Rose, a corvette assigned to protect convoys during World War II.

Darting back and forth across the icy North Atlantic, Compass Rose played a deadly cat-and-mouse game with packs of German U-boats lying in wait beneath the ocean waves.

Packed with tension and vivid descriptions of agonizing U-boat hunts, this tale of the most bitter and chilling campaign of the war tells of ordinary men who had to master their own fears before they could face a brutal menace—one which would strike without warning from the deep.

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  • “Powerful…The dominant quality of this sturdy novel is compassion.”

    Atlantic

  • “An impressive novel, portraying the war at sea with emotion, drama, tenderness, and terror.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “A book that speaks to you and makes you part of its story.”

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