Title Profile & Character Information

Dark Voyage

Annotation
"May, 1941. At four in the morning, a rust-streaked tramp freighter steams up the Tagus River to dock at the port of Lisbon. She is the Santa Rosa; she flies the flag of neutral Spain and is in Lisbon to load cork oak, tinned sardines, and drums of cooking oil bound for the Baltic port of Malmo." "But she is not the Santa Rosa. She is the Noordendam, a Dutch freighter. Under the command of Captain Eric DeHaan, she sails for the Intelligence Division of the British Royal Navy, and she will load detection equipment for a clandestine operation on the Swedish coast - a secret mission, a dark voyage." "A desperate voyage. One more battle in the spy wars that rage through the back alleys of the ports, from elegant hotels to abandoned piers, in lonely desert outposts, and in the souks and cafes of North Africa. A battle for survival, as the merchant ships die at sea and Britain - the last opposition to Nazi Germany - slowly begins to starve." "A voyage of flight, a voyage of fugitives - for every soul aboard the Noordendam. The Polish engineer, the Greek stowaway, the Jewish medical officer, the British spy, the Spaniards who fought Franco, the Germans who fought Hitler, the Dutch crew itself. There is no place for them in Occupied Europe; they cannot go home."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Characters
NameDeHaan, E. H.
GenderMale
OccupationShip captain
TraitDutch

GenreFiction
Thriller
    --Military
Adventure
    --Nautical
Spy
War
Historical
TopicsWorld War II
Military missions
Covert operations
Disguises
Voyages
Refugees
Espionage
SettingInternational
Noordendam (Freighter)
Ship
Sea