OverviewAs the Japanese sweep across the Pacific, the Allies make a last-ditch effort to defend Java. Captain Nick Everard, commanding the cruiser Defiant, joins a mixed group of Allied ships to engage a superior Japanese invasion force. Nick is badly wounded and his ship is caught alone in the tightening noose of Japanese dominance. To escape, the battered Defiant must play a cat-and-mouse game with the hunting Japanese among the islands of the Java Sea.
Reviews"The research is unimpeachable and the scent of battle quite overpowering." —Sunday Times
"The prose has a real sense of urgency, and so has the theme. The tension rarely slackens." —Times Literary Supplement
Author BiographyAlexander Fullerton served with distinction as a submarine officer in the British Royal Navy during WWII. One of the foremost authors of modern naval fiction, he has written many novels, including the six-volume Nicholas Everard WWII Saga.