Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.

Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Tell the Publisher!
I'd like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Convoy of Fear [Paperback]

Philip McCutchan


Available from these sellers.


Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover --  
Paperback --  
Audio, Cassette, Audiobook --  

Book Description

July 15 1997
Commodore John Mason Kemp leads a flotilla of World War II ships from Alexandria to the Suez Canal on the lookout for attack from air or sea, but he finds his greatest enemy is cholera. Reprint."

Product Details

  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Vhps Trade (July 15 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312166079
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312166076
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 14.6 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g

Product Description

From Publishers Weekly

The military-series genre hasn't a finer craftsman than McCutchan (the Halfhyde and Cameron books). The fifth in the Commodore Kemp series ( Convoy East ) demonstrates his usual firm grasp of both shipboard life and a large cast of characters whose daily routines mix with occasional graphic moments of war horrors. Kemp, before WW II a skipper of ocean liners, has brought most of his convoy into Malta. Now flying his flag from the troopship Orlando , Kemp shepherds his flock through the Suez Canal toward Ceylon. The convoy soon contends with an outbreak of cholera, a German sea raider and a typhoon--plus a nasty popinjay of an Army general and the uxorious Kemp's attraction to a Wren officer. Whether discussing seamanship, inter-Service wrangling, or the immediate and back-home worries of his characters, McCutcheon has his details bang-on. A chief engineer with symptoms of cholera exhibits a stiff upper lip: "Well, the cholera would have to wait, that was all." Readers of earlier Commodore Kemp titles may become addicted given this sterling addition.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From AudioFile

Setting forth in a convoy from Malta to Egypt, battle-worn Commander Jack Kemp wonders what will happen during his new posting and if, as some believe, he is a Jonah. Devotees of WWII will revel in McCutchan's finely detailed descriptions of naval maneuvers. Christopher Scott gives a clear, crisp reading that renders both a sense of military attitudes and, more specifically, British hierarchical postures, his strongest characterization being that of a priggish madman. While his rendition provides the atmosphere of the times, it also shows up some monotonous writing that almost obliterates emotional content. Still, this is a praiseworthy effort. S.B.S. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
ARRAY(0xa9e9aaa4)

Look for similar items by category


Feedback