San Andreas. First Edition in dustjacket

By: MacLEAN, Alistair

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MacLEAN, Alistair. San Andreas. London : Collins, 1984. First Edition. Pp (8),9-[286],(2). With a map in the text. 8vo (146 x 222 mm), blue cloth, with silver lettering to spine.
Alistair Stuart MacLean (b. April 21, 1922, Glasgow – d. February 2. 1987, Munich).

A novel concerning the hospital ship San Andreas patrolling off Norway.

"According to the Geneva Convention, red crosses on a ship guarantee immunity from enemy attack. The San Andreas is a hospital ship but the members of her crew do not trust the lights that beam at night or the red crosses on her sides to keep her safe. Above all, they do not trust the enemy U-boats.

Silently, undramatically, without any forewarning, as in any abrupt and unexpected power cut in a city, the lights aboard the San Andreas died in the hour before dawn.

This however is no ordinary power cut. Somebody aboard the British hospital ship patrolling off Norwegian seas is intent on sabotage.

The Captian and the Chief Officer of the San Andreas are seriusly injured in an enemy attack; Archie McKinnon, the Bosun, has to take charge. He is aware that there is a sinister presence on board. A member of the crew is betraying them and the saboteur has a homing device which is leading them relentlessly into enemy hands. And then the compass is destroyed .. " from the jacket.

Publisher's "C" stamp on title page, else very good in dustjacket. 25.00

Title: San Andreas. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: MacLEAN, Alistair

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Collins: 1984

ISBN Number: 0002228300

ISBN Number 13: 9780002228305

Seller ID: 5668

Keywords: WW2 WWII NAUTICAL FICTION BRITISH NOVELS HOSPITAL SHIPS WAR,