Storm Warning, by Jack Higgins (Book – 1976)
An excellent read to take away the boredom of travel. The author keep you interested throughout with dramatically described action scenes.
The story is about a group of nuns who board the Barquentine Deutschland to escape Brazil towards the end of World War 2.
An excellent point is raised when villagers from the island Fhada are questioning why they should rescue German survivors, the enemy. One villager points out “they are still people and they are loved and needed by someone”. You would hope the Germans would feel the same way if they had to rescue a Allies ship and crew.