It's August 1944 and as the Allied forces gain momentum in Europe, a group of loyal German expatriates trapped in Brazil hatch a desperate plan to return to the Motherland. Twenty-seven of them crowd aboard a 19th century, three-mast schooner, the Deutschland in a desperate journey to return home. They must cross five thousand miles of rough sea, and slip past both the American and British navies.
A captured U-boat ace, a female American doctor caught up in the nightmare, a veteran gun boat commander and a rear admiral determined to get back into the action. Allies and enemies, men and women, the hunters and the haunted all drawn inescapably into the eye of the storm.
"The waves crash across the decks so wildly you will find yourself sinking into your armchair for protection." --Philadelphia Bulletin