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The Trojan Hearse

(1990)
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Captain Reitz is a lover of ships. His task as a U-boat commander is to destroy them - blow holes in their hulls and send them to the ocean bed - but every time he strikes at an Allied convoy he feels a sense of waste ... as if he has betrayed the very things he loves. It hurts him just as much to watch the death-throes of a sinking vessel as it does to observe the agonized struggles of its drowning crew. It doesn't make him any less effective as a commanding officer in the German Navy, but it does make him contemptuous of upstart young Nazis like his First Lieutenant, Rhode: ruthless killing machines who relish inflicting such slaughter.

So how, then, dtd the humane Captain Reitz come to be placed in charge of a wheezing, rusty old freighter called the 'Stralsund' ... more - a ship destined to be hunted by his own former U-boat, now commanded by the newly promoted Rhode? And what, for that matter, is the real truth behind the virtual suicide mission that Reitz has been sent on - one which much first involve hijacking a fast British merchantman in mid-Atlantic ... ?

Brian Callison gives twist after twist to this exciting, action-packed naval adventure of total war at sea: of deception, corruption and piracy at the Third Reich's highest levels. His descriptions of merchantmen, their crews and the terrifying fates that await them are, as always, superb, complemented here by the sardonic gallows humour that makes his novels such a delight.

"Here's a dandy tale of the briny with so many sea changes that the plot churns like a ship caught in an ocean storm." SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 1991 : UK Hardback
Title: Trojan Hearse
Author(s): Brian Callison
ISBN: 0-7505-0193-6 / 978-0-7505-0193-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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November 1990 : UK Hardback
Title: The Trojan Hearse
Author(s): Brian Callison
ISBN: 0-00-223785-7 / 978-0-00-223785-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 1991 : UK Paperback
Title: The Trojan Hearse
Author(s): Brian Callison
ISBN: 0-00-617983-5 / 978-0-00-617983-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontana Press
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September 1991 : UK Paperback
Title: Trojan Hearse
Author(s): Brian Callison
ISBN: 0-7505-0194-4 / 978-0-7505-0194-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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Audio Editions

October 1998 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Trojan Hearse: Unabridged
Author(s): Brian Callison
ISBN: 1-86042-487-2 / 978-1-86042-487-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: THE TROJAN HEARSE
Author(s): Brian Callison
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