9781782346128

The Dutch Caper

by James Baddock

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ISBN: 9781782346128
  • Word Count81,032
  • Page Count258
  • IllustrationsNone
  • SeriesCormack and Woodward

The First in the acclaimed Cormack and Woodward series. On May 9, 1943, while World War II raged in Europe, a German Ju88 night fighter landed at Dyce Airfield, Aberdeen, Scotland, equipped with the new FuG202 Liechtenstein airborne radar. The authorities have never disclosed the story of where this plane came from and how it reached the UK.
Originally published as The Radar Job in the UK, The Dutch Caper weaves fact and fiction into a gripping story of what might have happened. British losses of aircraft and men were mounting at such an alarming rate, because of the new German radar, that the order came down that at all costs the RAF had to get its hands on one and study it if they were to maintain their hard won victory during the Battle of Britain. So two men, Royal Marine Commando Captain Alan Cormack, and Flight Lieutenant Tony Woodward, are sent to Nazi-occupied Holland to work with the Dutch Resistance. Their mission: To steal one of the German night fighters with the new radar on board from under the very noses of the Gestapo, the SS and the Luftwaffe. Their chances: slim to none.

About the Author

James Baddock has had six thrillers published in the UK, USA and Canada. Reactions to these have included being described as ‘leading the pack in suspense mystery’ by Clive Cussler, and having ‘much in common with Jack Higgins’ by the Daily Express. His books are all very much fast paced espionage thrillers, with the emphasis on action, although characters are given space to grow and develop; indeed, one of his priorities is to avoid stereotypes and to let their strengths and weaknesses emerge as the story unfolds, especially in terms of how they behave when under extreme pressure. Five of these books (The Dutch Caper, Emerald, Piccolo, The Alaska Project and The Faust Conspiracy) are now being published as ebooks, along with two brand new titles (Berlin Endgame and Servants Of The State). During a previous life, James taught English and Media Studies at several Secondary and Upper Schools, but still found time to gain an Honours Degree in English Literature and a Masters Degree in Media, Culture and Communications. His interests include reading, rock music, films and Tottenham Hotspur (not necessarily in that order).