Dennis, Ralph MacTaggart's War
New York Holt, Rinehart, and Winston 1979 0030194660 / 9780030194665 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Illustrated by Smith, Jay J. [cover]
Signed by Author
378 pp. Spine slightly slanted, front board a little bowed out, one corner a little bumped. DJ has minor edgewear and two shallow tears. Insription by the author is dated May 31, 1979: "This is for ____ - a good, good friend for twenty years or so - with the hope we'll be friends for another twenty years - the best, Ralph".
"June 1940. France is about to fall to the German invaders. England prepares for what seems to be the hopeless defense against the expected invasion across the Channel. The cruiser, His Majesty's Ship Emerald, sets sail for Canada, her task to deliver more than $500 million in gold bullion and securities to the safety of North America." Two Americans, Captain Johnny Whitman and Major Tom Renssler, set out to steal the gold; a dour Scotsman, Duncan MacTaggart is charged by the Bank of England to protect it. They will converge at Wingate Station, an isolated Canadian National Railway Depot, where a lust for money will wage war with MacTaggart's stubborn honor.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; Signed by Author