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Twelve seconds to live / Douglas Reeman.

By: Reeman, Douglas.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Heinemann, 2002Description: 310 pages ; 24cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0434008745 :.Subject(s): Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, BritishGenre/Form: Sea stories.DDC classification: 823.914
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The dramatic new novel from the best-selling author ofFor Valour. Mines are impartial killers and present a lethal challenge to volunteers in the Special Countermeasures of the Royal Navy. These brave, lonely men either have something to prove, or nothing left to lose. Meet Lieutenant-Commander, David Masters -- haunted unrelentingly by a split second glimpse of the mine that destroyed his first and only command, H.M. Submarine, Tornado. He now defuses the treacherous "beast" on land, and teaches the same deadly science to others who too often die in the attempt. Lieutenant Chris Foley, mine-laying off an enemy coast in ML366, rolls on an uneasy sea with a release bracket sheared and a lie-mine jammed, listening to the menacing growl of approaching E-boats. And Sub-Lieutenant, Michael Lincoln, who's been hailed as a hero, dreads being exposed as a coward even more than he dreads the unexpected booby-trap, or the gentle whirr of the activated fuse -- marking the last twelve seconds of his life.

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Twelve Seconds To Live has many similarities to Reeman's earlier The Volunteers: the plentiful action takes place between the Royal Navy's motor torpedo boats and mine/bomb disposal units in the English Channel prior to D-Day. This particular work has more characters than most of Reeman's other novels, but the interaction among the major players is very slight. Steven Crossley's reading is quite good; his narrative is sober and steady, while he is consistent, animated, and versatile in portraying the numerous characters. For public libraries.-Michael T. Fein, Central Virginia Community Coll., Lynchburg (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.