- Taschenbuch: 496 Seiten
- Verlag: Harpercollins Publishers (4. Juni 2007)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0007234767
- ISBN-13: 978-0007234769
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 11,1 x 3,2 x 17,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 857.220 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Storm Warning (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 4. Juni 2007
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'Terrific' Daily Telegraph 'An Epic' Sunday Times '100% proof adventure' New York Times
Classic adventure from the million copy bestseller Jack Higgins In the end all roads lead to hell. It's 1944 and Germany is facing its final defeat. Five thousand miles across the Allied dominated Atlantic, twenty-two men and five nuns aboard the Barquentine Deutschland are battling home to Kiel. Among them are a U-boat ace captured in a raid on Falmouth. A female American doctor caught in the nightmare of flying bombs. A gunboat commander who's fought from the Solomons to the Channel and a rear admiral desperate to get some of the action. Allies and enemies, men and women, the hunters and the haunted all drawn into the eye of the storm.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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I would have liked to see the subsequent fate of the surviving main characters brought to light. Any screenplay based on this novel (which is a natural for the cinema) should try to tie up these loose ends.
This story begins with a group of German nationalists who commandeer a 19th century sailing ship to try and sail from Brazil to their families in war torn Germany, by the way of the North Sea at in the final year of World War II. The vessel is the Deutschland, Captained by Eric Berger. The crew includes members of the German Kriegsmarine (Navy), an ambassador and his wife and a group of nuns all looking to go home. Then we have an American Admiral who is convalescing on the Scottish Hebrides island of Fhada where we see a Scottish community so far removed from the front yet very affected by the ravages of war in that they now only have old men and many women widowed or waiting in the village. The young are at war and some never to return. Add to this the young American crew of a Gunboat on patrol around the islands and a German U-Boat Captain who is a POW in Britain. All paths collide in the seas off Fhada and all sides shift to the age old battle of man against the sea.
The character development of this story is great and the glimpse into the everyday life of each leaves you wanting to know more. Each person is real, tangible and believable. My personal favorite is Old Murdoch Macleod, Coxswain of the Fhada Lifeboat and self made conscience of the islanders. I could smell the peat burning and smell the whiskey. Captain Berger and his crew aboard the Deutschland battle all the elements, dodge allied navies and over come doubt to strive forth. With each page turned you try to will them on all the way to their homes. Great story telling and exceptional tale.
Agent Sully Dean is dealing with his own guilt. Knowing Georgia since she was in pigtails, he was more than happy for her when she made her decision to become a nun. When he got her package too late to help, he knew that the one thing that he could do to honor her memory was to protect her friend, Ginny. What he doesn't expect is the complexity of the case, nor his feelings for Ginny.
Storm Warning has a very interesting story line, but the romance between the two seemed to fall flat. There was a little too much drama involved with an incident that happened half way through the book, which I think the book could have done with out. It was after days that they fell in love, but they just didn't seem to click as most authors make their characters click. I enjoyed the suspense and the ending was very surprising and a lot disturbing.