Element of Surprise

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iUniverse, Aug 4, 2005 - Fiction - 380 pages
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Canadian Travis Kelland was 20 years old when Germany invaded Poland to start World War II. Travis was also the only son and heir to Sir Charles Kelland, a wealthy and powerful businessman whose vast holdings stretched across many provinces of Canada. Sir Charles was grooming young Travis to eventually take the reins of the Kelland empire. However, Travis had other plans. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and set forth on a grand adventure to fight the Nazis.

Of course, Travis was in for a rude awakening. He joined the MTB's (Motor Torpedo Boats) squadrons fighting in the Channel and the North Sea and was immediately faced with death and destruction, winning the DSO from the King himself. Yet Travis was a survivor too. After proving himself in combat, he is transferred to the Mediterranean and took command of his own MTB based out of Alexandria, Egypt. In this theatre of operations, his crew fight Germans and Italians, constantly faced with overwhelming odds and the constant threat of Rommel.

These are the adventures of MTB 545, from 1940?1945, spanning the desperate years to the days just prior to the D-Day invasion.

 

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Contents

Prologue
1
chapter 1
21
chapter 2
47
chapter 3
54
chapter 4
78
chapter 5
86
chapter 6
94
chapter 7
101
chapter 15
236
chapter 16
250
chapter 17
263
chapter 18
270
chapter 19
277
chapter 20
284
chapter 21
292
chapter 22
310

chapter 8
110
chapter 9
129
chapter 10
148
chapter 11
170
chapter 12
192
chapter 13
221
chapter 14
228
chapter 23
319
chapter 24
336
Epilogue
349
About the Author
356
Notes
358
Critical Acclaim for Derek Hart
361
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Derek Hart once again brings his trademark style for action, adventure and romance for a WWII tale on the high seas in his 13th novel published by iUniverse.

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