(From the publisher):
The Cold War becomes a heatwave...
In the North Sea, a Royal Navy frigate fires a shot into the wheelhouse of a Soviet merchantman; the angry Russians close the Baltic. The freighter British Venturer - under its new captain, the unorthodox Brevet Cable - is sent in to force a showdown.
Or so Cable thinks. Only when he has been savaged by the Russian Navy and contemptuously deported - without his ship - from an East German port, does he learn the unpleasant truth.
His seemingly innocent ship carries a deadly cargo. One he must get to, before the Russians do...
Original title: A Frenzy of Merchantmen
Alternative titles: An Act of War
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Military and Naval Adventure