Near fine condition.Sphere,2008.First UK edition-first printing.Blue hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,small nick on the edge of the cover) with Dj(small nicks and crease on the edges of the Dj cover),both in near fine condition.Nice and clean pages with a couple of small nicks and crease on the edges of the pages,two pencil marks impressions on the edge of the first blank page of the book.345pp.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph Product Description: Lieutenant Mike Nicholson is operating out of Malta. Captaining the submarine Ursa, he's part of the fleet deputed to disrupt the flow of war supplies from Italian ports to Rommel's Afrika Korps. Although Ursa is small, under armed, and frustratingly slow, she succeeds, on her 17th Mediterranean cruise, in sinking a German tank-transporter. That triumph puts Mike at the top of the league-he has now sunk more tonnage than any of his contemporaries. Promotion to Lieutenant-Commander, at the age of 28, is now on the cards. All he has to do is adhere to two rules-stay alive, and keep your nose clean.