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John Watson collection


Year: 1998
Language: english
Author: John Watson
Format: PDF
Quality: Scanned pages
Pages count: 1000+
Description: the iron man
n a stunning David v. Goliath debut thriller, John Watson pits the antiquated brute force of an old Soviet World War II battleship fresh out of mothballs against the cutting edge technology of the American war machine.
A bunch of pirates want to buy The Stalin, the biggest battleship ever built and now lying redundant in a Russian port.
Yakov Zof, formerly one of the Soviet navy's brightest stars and down and out since the collapse of the Union, embarks on a new career as pirate and steers the great ship onto open seas.
But then he discovers his fellow pirates are not quite what he thought they were and a great sea battle commences culminating in an extraordinary finale.
Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Sphere; Reprint edition (7 May 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0751521477
ISBN-13: 978-0751521474
the final act
In April 1945, as allied bombs reduced Hamburg to rubble, Otto Heine is press-ganged into the German navy & finds himself aboard the battleship Hindenberg, under orders to sail to America in one of the Reich's last attempts to reclaim the upper hand in the war.
Captain Erich Bach & most of his crew believe their mission is to shell Washington but another officer & Otto know that many of the shells on board are dummies full of gold.
When Hitler commits suicide there is mutiny & Otto thinks he can beach the ship in Greenland & escape with the treasure.
But the elements, lack of seamanship & shortage of fuel means only he gets away with his life, leaving the ship & its secrets in the ice.
Now, 55 years later, an entrepreneur is determined to free the great battleship & turn it into a floating theme park.
This news spurs Otto into action, believing he can at last lay hands on the gold, & it brings out the German government's lawyers who believe the ship is rightly theirs.
Unknown to anyone else it also propels another player into the frame: Erich Bach's grandson, who is determined to fulfil his grandfather's last orders - to shell Washington.
Paperback: 512 pages
Publisher: Sphere; Reprint edition (2 Mar. 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 075152557X
ISBN-13: 978-0751525571
Additional info: extra dutch version of the final act in epub format

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