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Orphans of the Storm

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The year is 1939

Captain David Cochrane Smith, intelligence officer, is sent on an assignment to extract the American war correspondent, Hannah Fitzsimmons, from Franco's Guardias.

He must get her out of Spain before she's tried and shot as a spy.

But in rescuing the American he makes a narrow escape from German officer Kurt Larsen, a man who will dog his footsteps throughout his wartime adventure.

Smith wants command of a ship - but he's told that his services in Intelligence are still required. En route to a new posting in Montevideo, his ship is attacked and he is taken prisoner in spite of his heroic efforts to destroy the enemy warship.

The Brandenburg, the German ship he is imprisoned on, is setting out to support the Graf Spee, a pocket battleship which can do immense damage to the British fleet - but only with the Brandenburg's help.

Smith will be shot as a spy if he is found to be more than the naval officer he claims to be, and Kurt Larsen, on board the Brandenburg, is more than suspicious of the British officer...

The captain is the only one who realises the danger the Brandenburg poses to the British navy should it reach the Graf Spee in time.

Desperate to buy time for the British fleet, and aware that he has a very personal stake in the upcoming battle, Smith will have to go to extreme lengths to sabotage the German war effort...

Will he be victorious in his battle for the seas?

Or will he and his men become Orphans of the Storm... ?

Orphans of the Storm is a thrilling naval adventure and thriller set among some of the most dangerous fighting of World War II.

'Cracking war adventure' - Yorkshire Evening Post

Praise for Alan Evans:

'Terrific action at sea on land and in the air ... breathless pace. Evans ranks as a top adventure writer' - Publishers' Weekly

Alan Evans is a highly talented thriller writer who vividly and evocatively re-creates the atmosphere of the First and Second World Wars. He is also the author of three children's books. Born in Sunderland, he was a member of the Royal Artillery (Volunteers) for many years, and has served both at home and abroad. For two years he was a gunner and he later went on to be a survey sergeant in various R.A. units. His novels include Sword at Sunrise, Seek Out and Destroy, Night Action, Ship of Force and Thunder at Dawn.

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Hardback Editions

October 1991 : UK Hardback

Title: Orphans of the Storm (Ulverscroft Large Print)
Author(s): Alan Evans
ISBN: 0-7089-2515-4 / 978-0-7089-2515-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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May 1990 : UK Hardback

Title: Orphans of the Storm
Author(s): Alan Evans
ISBN: 0-340-51082-X / 978-0-340-51082-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 2001 : UK Paperback

Title: Orphans of the Storm
Author(s): Alan Evans
ISBN: 0-7551-0570-2 / 978-0-7551-0570-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: House of Stratus
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March 1991 : UK Paperback

Title: Orphans of the Storm (Coronet Books)
Author(s): Alan Evans
ISBN: 0-340-54414-7 / 978-0-340-54414-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Coronet Books
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