The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd

‘Unbelievably good. Amazing tension, drama and atmosphere’ James Holland



1942. America enters the war and an untested officer receives his first wartime command . . .

Ploughing through icy, submarine-infested North Atlantic seas is a convoy of thirty-seven merchant ships, carrying vital Allied supplies.

In charge is Commander Krause, a grizzled but unproven veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Over the next forty-eight hours he will stay on watch aboard the bridge of his destroyer as the convoy is hounded by a murderous wolf pack of German U-boats determined to sink every ship without trace.

But armed with extraordinary courage and grit, Commander Krause will battle the U-boats, tiredness, self-doubt and self-reproach, as he desperately tries to protect the ships and lives under his command . . .

This classic wartime novel is a thrillingly taut tale of bravery and determination against all odds, set during the darkest moments of the Second World War.

Praise for C. S. Forester

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

'I recommend Forester to every literate I know' Ernest Hemingway

'I find Hornblower admirable, vastly entertaining' Sir Winston Churchill

About the author

C.S. Forester

C. S. Forester (1899-1966) was born in Cairo, where his father was a government official. On the outbreak of the Second World War, he entered the Ministry of Information. As well as the famous Horatio Hornblower series, his novels include The African Queen, adapted into the famous film, and crime novels Plain Murder and The Pursued.
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