In wartime, people are either friends or enemies. In wartime, friends are friends and enemies die.
While Tito's rebel forces resist occupation, the Germans infiltrate and plan their destruction.
Three Yugoslavs set out from Rome to relay the German battle plan - but their loyalties lie elsewhere.
A dangerous journey with dangerous companions
-where no one is who they seem
-where the three find intrigue and betrayal around every corner...
'A magnificent storyteller' Sunday Mirror
`The most successful British novelist of his time' Jack Higgins
`Alistar MacLean is one of the few people writing today who has a story to tell.' Daily Express
Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. In 1941 he joined the Royal Navy. After the war he read English at Glasgow University and became a schoolmaster. The two and a half years he spent aboard a wartime cruiser were to give him the background for HMS Ulysses, his remarkably successful first novel, published in 1955. He is now recognized as one of the outstanding popular writers of the 20th century, the author of 29 worldwide bestsellers, many of which have been filmed.