Alexander Kent, pen name of Douglas Edward Reeman, joined the British Navy at 16, serving on destroyers and small craft during World War II, and eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant. He has taught navigation to yachtsmen and has served as a script adviser for television and films. His books have been translated into nearly two dozen languages.
"A tale of angry passion, envy and adventure." -- Navy News
"The battle scenes are described so vividly that Alexander Kent must surely have been there himself in a previous incarnation." -- Nautical Magazine