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Rising Tide

(The first book in the Daniel Nichols series)
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‘Explosive, right from the outset. You’ll be hooked on every twist and turn.’ Tom Walker, The Night Service

November 1940.

Lieutenant Daniel Nichols, a former pacifist turned crusader, is wounded taking part in the Royal Navy’s carrier born air raid on the Italian Battle Fleet in Taranto.

Six months later Sándor Braun, a British double agent, escorts a Japanese delegation around Taranto and discovers that they are planning a similar attack. But what will the target be?

Nichols, now unable to fly, joins the Naval Intelligence Division, despite growing rumours that his nerve has gone. He debriefs Braun in London and sees the implications of his discovery. Britain cannot afford to suffer further setbacks in the far East.

Nichols convinces his superior officer, Ian Fleming, to allow him to travel to Lisbon in a bid to identify the target before it’s too late. The former airman uses the rumours about his lack of moral fibre as cover and poses as a deserter, with information to sell about the Taranto raid.

Braun helps Nichols to gain the confidence of German and Japanese Intelligence officers - and he is recruited to fly to Hawaii and spy on the US Navy.

Convinced that the Japanese plan to attack Pearl Harbour, Nichols travels to America to inform the FBI, but his warnings fall on deaf ears.

Nichols takes matters into his own hands and ventures to Hawaii, with the intention of preventing a catastrophe.

But will the Englishman's intervention prove too little, too late?

Alan Bardos studied an MA in TV Script Writing at De Montfort University. His other novels include The Assassins and The Dardanelles Conspiracy.

Praise for Alan Bardos:
‘Johnny Swift is an excellent drunken anti-hero, somewhat debauched, but with a good heart.’
David Boyle

‘Gives a carefully-researched and graphically real insight into the doomed campaign, through the eyes of the participants, as well as telling a gripping story of courage and redemption.’
Allan Martin, bestselling author of Death in Tallinn

'A thrilling romp through the delights and dangers of WW1 espionage.’
Matthew Willis, bestselling author of The Fortress of Malta series

'A cracking read, highly recommended.'
Roger A Price, bestselling author of Nemesis

'Part historical fiction, part thriller and part love story, this is a compelling and entertaining read.'
Gary Haynes, bestselling author of The Blameless Dead

'Very engaging and informative’
Shaun Lewis, bestselling author of The Custom of the Trade

'Well worth it. A total fascination'
Jan Needle, bestselling author of Napoleon: The Escape

'Written with polished panache, it kept me gripped from the first to last.'
A.A. Chaudhuri, author of The Scribe

'A gripping wartime thriller with more plot twists and turns than a snake with an itch!'
Damien Lewis

Genre: Historical

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