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HMS Wagtail is a river gunboat, a ship seemingly at the end of her unusual life, lying in a Hong Kong dockyard awaiting her last summons to the breakers' yard. Commander Justin Rolfe is also seemingly at the end of his useful naval life, an embittered man, brooding and angry from a court-martial verdict. Then the offshore island of Santu is threatened with invasion from the Chinese mainland.
The small British community must be brought out, and Commander Rolfe and the Wagtail are ordered to the island...
©1960 Douglas Reeman (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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By jamesstrachan on 09-03-17

The destroyer's

Excellent telling of a great story. Good attention too detail with well developed characters. Leave's you feeling as if you're actually there.

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