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    Sandy Jenkins(Author)

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It's 1941 and Erik Kingsnorth, a half-Norwegian Commando captain, lands in German occupied Norway as a radio-communications agent. He is acutely aware of the need at all costs to avoid his Norwegian relations but is spotted on a fishing boat by his cousin Bjorn. But Bjorn turns out to be a collaborator and Erik is ordered by the Resistance to shoot him. Armed with a pistol he confronts his cousin on a lonely path at dusk but cannot bring himself to pull the trigger. Later, working alongside the Resistance Erik discovers what is being constructed on a wild uninhabited coastline - a top secret U-boat staging post where he narrowly escapes capture in a fusillade of rifle fire. With the help of the Resistance leader's beautiful daughter he stumbles across a huge cache of gold ingots in a sea cave which bear Soviet hallmarks - could they really be from HMS Edinburgh previously torpedoed in the Barents Sea? Erik is soon drawn in to a world of danger, intrigue and to desperate flight from pursuing Nazis. He flies out in a commandeered float plane but crash lands into the Great Tana River near the Russian border and is arrested by the Soviets who believe him to be a collaborator. Finally, in a gulag in Arctic Russia he is overtaken by monstrous events too awful even to contemplate. Inspired by books such as Two Eggs on my Plate by Oluf Reed-Olsen and We Die Alone by David Howarth, The Ring and the Swastika will appeal to fans of historical novels, especially those with a particular interest in wartime Norway.

Sandy Jenkins is a retired consultant surgeon who has a lifelong interest in northern Norway and adjacent parts of Russia, having travelled extensively in both and being able to speak passable Russian. His main interests focus on the history of WWII and its effects on the local people, all of which have helped to provide essential information for his debut book.

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  • PDF | 352 pages
  • Sandy Jenkins(Author)
  • Matador; UK ed. edition (2 Jun. 2016)
  • English
  • 4
  • Fiction

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  • By Guest on 3 August 2016

    Sandy Jenkins has written a gripping and captivating historical novel. Much research has clearly been done and the attention to detail has given a profound authenticity to this novel. Having lived and worked in Norway,(in the 90s) this book had added interest for me. Much insight is given into just how the daily life of very different characters was affected by the occupation. Once started,this is a book that is very difficult to put down.

  • By PatA on 3 December 2016

    A truly gripping story with great characters - a real page turner. While enjoying the story you learn a lot about what went on in Norway during the war - including the bravery of the resistance, the losses suffered by both sides and the little-known story of what happened in the far north towards the very end of the war. I would highly recommend it.


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