A real-life thriller told with dramatic intensity and pace, a tale of an obsession, of courage, deep-sea dangers and death. Itâ€™s the story of two men and their six year quest to find a German u-boat wreck off the coast of America (New Jersey). A sea/adventure yarn which is somehow made more exciting because itâ€™s true.
'His research is meticulous, his characters are skilfully drawn and the narrative is so well paced and constructed that it develops a hypnotic, almost suffocating tension. But far more than adventure, this is also a haunting, painful story of obsession. The comparisons with THE PERFECT STORM are not out of place; this is a memorable story, beautifully told.' The Sunday Times
'A tremendously suspenseful story of discovery that comes as close as any book could to providing the reader with approximate sensations of deep sea diving and of life on a submarine at war, and that leaves us with a hell of an impression of the grit, guts, and compassion of a U-boat crew and the two American divers who risked everything to solve the mystery of their last mission.'
John McCain, author of FAITH OF MY FATHERS
'Undersea thrills, a gripping mystery, incredible discoveries...written with great you-are-there intensity and dynamic verve. A pulse-quickening real-life thriller.' New York Times
Publication date: 15/08/2005
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback (b Format)
|Publication date:||15th August 2005|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites,|
Robert Kurson grew up in the Chicago suburbs. He earned a bachelorâ€™s degree in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, then a law degree from Harvard Law School. He practiced real estate law, but quit to pursue a writing career. To make ends meet, he worked full time as a drapery and window blinds installer, then as a Wal-Mart options trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He was hired by the Chicago Sun-Times as a data entry clerk, a position which led to a full-time features writing job. In 2000, Esquire published â€œMy Favorite Teacher,â€ his first magazine story, ...More About Robert Kurson