copyright 1976; Holt, Rinehart and Winston publishers, New York; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
Storm Warning was the follow-up novel to the highly successful 1975 bestseller The Eagle Has Landed.
Higgins takes to the sea in this wartime thriller which matches the standard of his novels of this period. The setting is the sailing ship, 'Deutschland' and we are placed on it with the rest of the crew.
A German Barque merchant ship is attempting to return to Germany from Brazil at the end of August 1944 via a crossing of the Atlantic which is full of enemy shipping and warships. With a crew of twenty-two men and five nuns as passengers, the boat makes its remarkable journey, but after being severely battered by a storm, is wrecked off the coast of Scotland on the Washington Reef in the Outer Hebrides.
The conclusion may sound familiar to some as Higgins has obviously taken some ideas (especially the ones regarding the shipwreck) from an earlier novel he wrote called 'A Game For Heroes', in which German soldiers and British citizens try to rescue the crew of a ship that has foundered off the coast of the Jersey islands.
Once again, the protagonists are enemies that come together to help each other in time of need.