The Greatest Enemy

The Greatest Enemy

an all-guns-blazing tale of naval warfare from Douglas Reeman, the all-time bestselling master storyteller of the sea


This compelling nautical adventure from multi-million copy bestselling author Douglas Reeman will have readers of Clive Cussler, Bernard Cornwell and Wilbur Smith gripped with its expertly combined characterisation and vivid battle scenes. You'll feel like you are on the bridge yourself...!

'One of our foremost writers of naval fiction' -- Sunday Times

'I could not put it down. I enjoyed every single page of this seafaring tale.' -- ***** Reader review
'Enthralling - just had to keep reading to the end' -- ***** Reader review
'A cracking read' -- ***** Reader review
'Exceptional' -- ***** Reader review
'Nail biting to the end' -- ***** Reader review


Twenty-five years ago, HMS Terrapin was part of a crack hunter-killer group in the Battle of the Atlantic. Now she is working out her last commission in the Gulf of Thailand.

To Lieutenant-Commander Standish, the frigate seems to mark the end of his hopes of a career in the Navy. Then a new captain arrives, a man driven by an old-fashioned, almost obsessive patriotism. And under his stubborn leadership, Standish and the crew discover a long-forgotten unity of purpose...

She was one of the deadliest ships of the war. Her greatest heroics may still lie ahead.

About the author

Douglas Reeman

Douglas Reeman did convoy duty in the navy in the Atlantic, the Arctic, and the North Sea. He has written over thirty novels under his own name and more than twenty bestselling historical novels featuring Richard Bolitho under the pseudonym Alexander Kent.
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