In Dangers Hour by Douglas Reeman
The mine was impartial, and gave no warning-Aged only 28, Ian Ransome was already a veteran of warfare. Captain of the fleet minesweeper HMS Rob Roy, he daily faced the ever-present risk of death - from the air or the sea - in waters strewn with lethal mines. But the summer of 1944 is on the horizon. As the allies prepare for D-Day, Ransome must steer Rob Roy towards her most dangerous mission yet- a deadly challenge that will test captain and crewman alike to the limits of endurance - and beyond-In Danger's Hour is the electrifying bestseller by the master storyteller of the sea, Douglas Reeman. Full of human drama, suspense and unforgettable battle scenes, it tells the story of the unsung heroes of the navy's 'little ships' who fought in one of the most dangerous areas of war.