Discover the gripping naval thriller behind the major motion picture starring Tom Hanks


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'Unbelievably good' James Holland, bestselling author of Normandy '44

The Tom Hanks film originally published as The Good Shepherd and acclaimed as C.S. Forester's wartime classic

It's 1942. America has just joined the war.

Greyhound, an international convoy of thirty-seven allied ships, is in operation.

Captain Krause must lead his first command of a US destroyer as the convoy ploughs through the icy, submarine-infested North Atlantic seas.

For forty-eight hours, Krause will play a desperate cat and mouse game against the wolf packs of German U-boats. His mission looks doomed to fail. But armed with extraordinary courage and grit, hope may just be on the horizon. . .

This is a riveting classic of naval warfare from the author of the legendary Hornblower series.

'High and glittering excitement' New York Times

© C.S. Forester 1955 (P) Penguin Audio 2020


  • Action, tension, tingling suspense . . . The greatest adventure story to come out of World War II
    Life Magazine

About the author

C.S. Forester

C. S. Forester was born in Cairo in 1899, where his father was stationed as a government official. On the outbreak of war he entered the Ministry of Information and later he sailed with the Royal Navy. In the HORNBLOWER novels created the most renowned sailor in contemporary fiction. He died in 1966.
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