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The Wolf Hunt

Justin Fox

The enemy is in our waters . . .

July 1941

Having left England to join his father in the South Africa, Lieutenant Jack Pembroke has found a new home – and a new love – in Cape Town and is put in command of a small, anti-submarine flotilla at the Royal Navy base in Simonstown. He has precious little time to train his men, and prepare his ships, for the arrival of deadly Nazi wolf packs – U-boats sent by Admiral Dönitz from bases in France to cripple the Cape convoy route. With the Mediterranean all-but closed to maritime traffic, and Rommel’s forces rampaging through North Africa, this sea route is vital to supplying Allied forces in Egypt at a critical point in World War II.

Everything will hang in the balance with the arrival of the enemy in South African waters. Gruppe Savanne comprises five long-range Uboats under the command of Fregattenkapitän Wolfgang Brand, a hardened veteran, who will stretch the Cape’s defences to the limit. On board he carries a South African spy and ardent Nazi, who is to be landed on the West Coast to start a campaign of sabotage, assassination and rebellion bent on toppling the pro-British government of Prime Minister Jan Smuts.

With the spy safely ashore, and the Cape Peninsula under attack, Jack must now escort a convoy to Durban with the U-boat pack lying in wait. So begins a cat-and-mouse game that will push Jack and his men to breaking point. The Wolf Hunt is the second book in the thrilling Jack Pembroke series, each of which is a stand-alone story.


Justin Fox is the author of more than twenty books, including The Cape Raider, Whoever Fears the Sea, Place and Secret Cape Town. He is the former editor of Getaway magazine and has a doctorate in English from Oxford University. Fox lives in Cape Town.


Category:  Military Fiction
ISBN:  9781776194025
Publisher:  Jonathan Ball Publishers
On sale:  May 2024
Format:  Trade Paperback
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