Katrinka by Geoffrey Rawlings

By Geoffrey Rawlings

it really is September 1952, and eighteen-year-old Peter Rundle has no thought of the journey expecting him whilst he experiences for nationwide provider with the Duke of Cornwall ’s gentle Infantry. Already a able boxer, he understands he'll find out how to use deadly weaponry, and he isn't unduly stunned through his posting to Germany. yet he doesn ’t count on to need to struggle for his existence in a vicious hour of darkness brawl, nor does he expect assembly the lady of his dreams.

Katrinka is a tender Polish attractiveness, formally detailed as a post-war refugee and dwelling in a Displaced people ’ Camp. while the West German gurus research that she is concerned with a member of the occupying forces they choose to go back her to her fatherland – a rustic at the improper aspect of the Iron Curtain.

Heartbroken on the prospect of being separated for ever, the younger fans select an audacious plan to smuggle Katrinka again to England – a determined gamble which they be able to pull off. in spite of the fact that, the professionals are long-armed and Katrinka is arrested in Cornwall and deported to Poland.

As weeks of torment and grief develop into months, Peter’s feel of hopelessness is overtaken via an iron-willed selection to discover Katrinka and convey her again – a nearly very unlikely job within the adverse truth of the chilly War.
almost immediately following his demob, besides the fact that, destiny smiles on Peter within the type of a chance to hitch the mercantile marine provider. This, including an opportunity assembly with a member of MI5, creates one other chance for a deadly try and locate Katrinka; together with a brutal come across with the Polish mystery Police.

The stakes are excessive; the hazards actual; the end result whatever yet certain.

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