October 1914: Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty, arrives in the besieged city of Antwerp to bolsters its defence and ensure that the wealth of a nation does not fall into German hands.
After learning that a train packed with gold coins has been hidden behind enemy lines he gives orders for it to be retrieved. Captain John Quintrell, a Belgian officer known to Churchill for recently stealing a Zeppelin, is chosen to lead the mission.
If Quintrell and his trusted band of British irregulars are to retrieve the train before Antwerp is overrun they must cope with the ill-trained military policemen that have been sent to escort them; evade the German Army; protect a refugee family; and stop the coins falling into the hands of rebellious Irish Marines.
Meanwhile, a German secret society, the Ultima Thule Verband, sends an assassin to kill Churchill.
When Quintrell discovers their plans he has a choice to make: does he save the gold or does he save Churchill……….
Published: 3 February 2016
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