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Love For An Enemy

In wartime Egypt, can a British submarine commander trust his Italian lover?

1941: The teeming city of Alexandria is almost under siege by the Afrika Korps. A vortex of ancient loves and murderous intrigues, Alexandria is the Royal Navy’s major Eastern Mediterranean base. But Italian frogmen and their so-called ‘human torpedoes’ are posing a lethal threat to British warships.

Hardly the time or place for a British submarine commander to fall in love, especially as the girl in question is half-Italian, and Alexandria’s large Italian population is only too eager to welcome Rommel and his troops into town.

Interspersed with scenes of naval action described in gripping and authentic detail – seen through Italian as much as British eyes – the human drama unfolds, its actors ever aware of the mounting threat of a German breakthrough.

A stunning naval thriller sure to enthral readers of Philip McCutchan and Jeff Edwards, Love For An Enemy shows Alexander Fullerton at the peak of his form.

Praise for Alexander Fullerton

‘The most meticulously researched war novels that I have ever read’ Len Deighton

‘The scene of battle is quite overpowering’ Sunday Times

‘His action passages are superb, and he never puts a period foot wrong’ Observer

Alexander Fullerton

Alexander Fullerton was a bestselling author of British naval fiction, whose writing career spanned over fifty years. He served with distinction as gunnery and torpedo officer of HM Submarine Seadog during World War Two. He was a fluent Russian speaker, and after the war served in Germany as the Royal Navy liaison with the Red Army.

His first novel, Surface!, was written on the backs of old cargo manifests. It sold over 500,000 copies and needed five reprints in six weeks. Fullerton is perhaps best known though for his nine-volume Nicholas Everard series, which was translated into many languages, winning him fans all round the world. His fiftieth novel, Submariner, was published in 2008, the year of his death.

Canelo Books