An Honorable German

By Charles L. McCain (Mass Market, 2010)
In the tradition of Das Boot and The Hunt for Red October comes a sweeping saga of World War II, featuring a heroic and conflicted German U-Boat commander.

An Honorable German

When World War II begins, Max Brekendorf, a proud young German naval officer, fights for his country with honor and courage. With the unstoppable German war machine overrunning Europe, Max looks ahead to a bright future with his fiancee, Mareth.
But as the war progresses, their future together becomes less and less certain. German victories begin to fade. In the North Atlantic, Max must face the increasing strength of the Allies on ever more harrowing missions. Berlin itself is savaged by bombing, making life for Mareth increasingly dangerous and desperate. And as the Third Reich steadily crumbles, Nazi loyalists begin to infiltrate Max's crew and turn their terror on Germany's own armed forces.
Recognizing what his nation has become, Max is forced to make a choice between his own sense of morality, and his duty to the Reich.
With its stirring, rarely seen glimpse of the German home front during WWII, vivid characters, and evocation of the drama and terror of war at sea, An Honorable German is a suspense-filled story of adventure, of love and loss, and of honor and redemption.

  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $7.99 US/$9.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446538992

    • On Sale Date: 06/01/2010

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

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In the tradition of Das Boot and The Hunt for Red October comes a sweeping saga of World War II, featuring a heroic and conflicted German U-Boat commander.

An Honorable German

When World War II begins, Max Brekendorf, a proud young German naval officer, fights for his country with honor and courage. With the unstoppable German war machine overrunning Europe, Max looks ahead to a bright future with his fiancee, Mareth.
But as the war progresses, their future together becomes less and less certain. German victories begin to fade. In the North Atlantic, Max must face the increasing strength of the Allies on ever more harrowing missions. Berlin itself is savaged by bombing, making life for Mareth increasingly dangerous and desperate. And as the Third Reich steadily crumbles, Nazi loyalists begin to infiltrate Max's crew and turn their terror on Germany's own armed forces.
Recognizing what his nation has become, Max is forced to make a choice between his own sense of morality, and his duty to the Reich.
With its stirring, rarely seen glimpse of the German home front during WWII, vivid characters, and evocation of the drama and terror of war at sea, An Honorable German is a suspense-filled story of adventure, of love and loss, and of honor and redemption.

Born in Mobile, AL, and a graduate of Tulane University, Charles McCain lives in Washington, D.C. An Honorable German is his first novel.
  • "Novels of naval warfare have long captured readers' attention and imagination, perhaps because many of them, in addition to simply being great yarns, illuminate the moral dilemmas of command, offer glimpses of social and political history, and describe life at sea. An Honorable German does all those things... A gripping and eye-opening first novel." (Booklist).

  • "The action sequences are undeniably stunning...Fans of naval fiction couldn't ask for more authentic action." (Publishers Weekly).

  • "A fast paced, old fashioned naval yarn that crackles with authenticity, AN HONORABLE GERMAN will leave the taste of salt on your tongue as you breathlessly turn the pages.  A first-class tale that afficionnados of the Second World War will find especially satisfying. I enjoyed it immensely!"

  •  "A truly epic and stirring tale of war, love, and the sea. AN HONORABLE GERMAN is a remarkable debut novel by a writer who has done his homework so well that it seems he was an eyewitness to the history he portrays in such vivid detail.  An original and surprising look at World War II from the other side. " 

  • "A well-realized naval adventure novel...This is a great book for anyone who likes good character development and a well-written story. There is plenty of action." (-FleetSubmarine.com and NavalAdventure.com).

  • "The author builds each scene with precision and economy, his narrative is forceful and direct. The U-boat scenes are strongly reminiscent of Das Boot. Drawing on an obviously impressive amount of research, McCain grounds the novel well, in the technical sense of the machinery of the ships and U-boats, as well as the events and setting of wartime Germany. It is when the scene shifts to Berlin that An Honorable German (the title, remarkable only in its assertion that such a person is unusual and noteworthy) really mines the richest emotional ore of the novel." (http://www.subsim.com/books/book_hon_german.htm ).

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An Honorable German
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $7.99 US/$9.99 CAN
  • Pages: 464
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446538992
  • On Sale Date: 06/01/2010
An Honorable German