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ISBN:
0091794811
Author:
Douglas Reeman
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hutchinson; New Ed edition (2002)
Pages:
256 pages
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1134 kb
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1671 kb
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Rating:
4.9
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High Water gave me the time and the breathing space to decide whether or not I could face up to a new career: For that I am eternally grateful.

High Water gave me the time and the breathing space to decide whether or not I could face up to a new career: For that I am eternally grateful. Other author's books: For Valour.

Douglas Reeman joined the Navy in 1941. He did convoy duty in the Atlantic, Arctic and the North Sea, and later served in motor torpedo boats

Douglas Reeman joined the Navy in 1941. He did convoy duty in the Atlantic, Arctic and the North Sea, and later served in motor torpedo boats. Reeman has written over thirty novels under his own name and more than twenty best-selling historical novels, featuring Richard Bolitho and his nephew Adam Bolitho, under the pseudonym Alexander Kent.

To most people HMS Saracen is just an ugly, obsolete ship with an equally ugly recent history: her last commander is due for court-martial after shelling the troops he was sent to protect. It's Spring 1945 and the war has ended in Europe, but the hate and devastation linger on. Lieutenant Vere Marriott of the Royal Navy, and the men of Motor Gunboat 801 are moored in Kiel harbor, witness to the disintegration of the mighty German navy. Where once they fought just to stay alive, Marriott and his men must now learn how to accept peace. Douglas Reeman (is) master of both genres of naval fiction-historical and modern.

Men from the Midlands, and with the blue jerseys and caps of the old fishermen who leaned silently across the breastworks, sucking at their pipes.

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Douglas Edward Reeman (15 October 1924 – 23 January 2017), who also used the pseudonym Alexander Kent, was a British author who wrote many historical novels about the Royal Navy.

Douglas Edward Reeman (15 October 1924 – 23 January 2017), who also used the pseudonym Alexander Kent, was a British author who wrote many historical novels about the Royal Navy, mainly set during either World War II or the Napoleonic Wars. Reeman was born in Thames Ditton, Surrey, son of Charles "Percy" and Ada Reeman.

One of the few Douglas Reeman books where war is not going on. This takes place after WWII, and involves counterfeit money and drugs changing hands.

With his own boat, the motor yacht Sea Fox, former naval officer Philip. One of the few Douglas Reeman books where war is not going on. Starts off well, but in the middle too many pages given to the captivity.

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With his own boat, the motor yacht Sea Fox, former naval officer Philip Vivian had hoped to earn a living free from the. You are in the South Africa store.

  • Voodoogore
I was quick to see the way the writing style of Douglas Reeman has changed over the years .This book shows his naivety ,his style is very much "The Hardy boys get mixed up with drug dealers" He was still learning when he wrote this one.
  • Gir
Tame story now, but I enjoyed the English dialog. I would recomend to anyone who enjoys books about small boats, and WWII.
  • Vichredag
A good book but not much "naval" references. More of a mystery story set in post war England. Not exactly what I was expecting but ok.
  • Gavinranara
As it was a early Douglas Reeman it didn't seem to have the same bite as later books written by him. In saying that it was still a good read and I would recommend it.
  • Ironfire
This tale is a departure from the usual fare of derring-do, perils and thrills on the high seas in wartime that is the hallmark of Douglas Reeman's novels. It is centered around Philip Vivian, a World War II veteran of the Royal Navy whose love and affinity for the sea has made it difficult for him to wholly adjust to living under the strictures of life in late 1950s postwar Britain. As a way of making a living, he had been taking tourists on seasonal trips along the shore and out at sea in his motor yacht, the Seafox. But this in itself is not enough to stave off the looming prospect of having to sell his beloved Seafox and face bankruptcy. Vivian leaves Torquay (where Seafox is moored) and goes to the R.N.V.R. Club in London --- of which he is a paying member --- and chances upon an old wartime comrade, Feliz Lang, whom Fortune has clearly smiled upon. He puts to Vivian "a profitable --- if legally dubious --- proposition" to carry out a series of smuggling jobs (involving the shipment of foreign currency from the travel agency in which Lang has a major interest) across the Channel to France. Just a couple of smuggling jobs and Vivian's debts would be paid in full. A merry adventure, no less. Or so it seemed at face value. For there is much more to Felix Lang and his associates at the travel agency for which he has worked for many years than meets the eye. Consequently, Vivian "finds himself trapped in a treacherous web of violence and crime, dangerously torn between his stubborn sense of past loyalties and his duty to a society he has always despised."

For any reader in search of a understated thriller that packs a punch, "High Water" fits the bill handsomely.
  • Authis
Philip Vivian is a 34 year old nearly bankrupt seaman. The brokers are menacing to take his yacht, the Sea Fox, from him if he can't come up with the sum of ? 700. At the R.N.V.R. club in London, Vivian meets an old acquaintance, Felix Lang, manager of the London branch of the Europa Travel Agency and Lang proposes to hire him for a "special" trip to France for a customer called Cooper. In exchange, Lang is ready to pay Vivian the ? 700 necessary for him to keep the Sea Fox.

Vivian agrees and what appears to be a harmless adventure soon becomes a life-threatening situation for him as he is trapped in an intricate web of violence and crime.