Now the Darkness Gathers by Shaun Lewis
As the Great War looms, a young man stands accused by his war hero father of failing his country…
Peter Miller suffers from vertigo and cannot follow into the navy his father, who once fought alongside the young Winston Churchill and later won the VC. But he is sent to spy on Germany’s war preparations for the new Secret Service Bureau – set up by his father.
Peter begs to be allowed to resign after having to kill a man to save his own life while posing as a German officer in France.
Can Peter respond to his father’s accusation of shameful cowardice? Can he find courage and win back the respect of the man he most admires? Can he do his duty and help stop a now mighty Germany hell-bent on war?
Shaun Lewis’s second naval thriller Now the Darkness Gathers, will appeal to admirers of John Buchan’s books and A.E.W. Mason’s Four Feathers, a story of sacrifice and redemption.
Shaun Lewis was born in Rutland and educated in Shropshire and Scotland before joining the Royal Navy. In a career lasting twenty years he served in surface ships and submarines, as well as in appointments in intelligence and as a Chinese interpreter. He now lives in Lancashire with his wife, Hilary. His debut novel was the naval thriller The Custom of the Trade.