- Storm Warning (novel)
infobox Book |
name = Storm Warning
image_caption = 1989 U.S. paperback edition
language = English
genre = Thriller &
Harper Collins& Pan Books
release_date = 9 August 1976
media_type = Print (
pages = 280 pp (hardcover edition)) 240 pp (paperback edition)
isbn = ISBN 0-00-222460-7 (hardcover edition) ISBN 0-330-25035-3 (paperback edition)
"Storm Warning" is a
novelby Jack Higgins.
Storm Warning was the follow up novel to the highly successful 1975 bestseller "
The Eagle Has Landed".
Higgins takes to the sea in this wartime thriller. Matching the standard of his novels of this period. The setting is the sailing ship, 'Deutschland' and we are placed on it with the rest of the crew.
The German merchant ship is attempting to return to Germany from Brazil, this is at the end of August 1944 and across the Atlantic which is full of enemy (i.e. allied) shipping and warships. With a crew of twenty-two men and five nuns as passengers, the boat makes its remarkable journey, but after being severely battered by a storm, is wrecked off the coast of the British and Irish Isles.
The conclusion may sound familiar to some as Higgins has obviously taken some ideas (especially the ones regarding the shipwreck) from an earlier novel he wrote called 'A Game For Heroes', in which German soldiers and British citizens try to rescue the crew of a ship that has foundered off the coast of the Jersey islands.
Once again, the protagonists are enemies that come together to help each other in time of need.
This is based on a true story.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.