Bleak Point - a training area for Captain Jake Baron and his Royal Marine crews of high-speed launches packed with explosives. There they learned the perils of mechanical failure, rough seas, bad weather - and how to tackle enemy defences. They began to think, though, that the biggest danger came from their hosts and rivals - the Royal Navy!
This great sea tale has a lot going for it. At a secret base in a remote part of Scotland, a tough Commando Captain and his squad embark on their most hazardous task yet - piloting powerful experimental boats packed with explosives in the bows, ready to take out enemy targets on a one-way trip basis. Throw in a rivalry with the unit's Royal Navy commander and writer R.A. Montague's story soon speeds towards a thrilling conclusion.
It's nicely illustrated by Keith Shone, who, luckily, can draw explosions well - as there are lots of them throughout the 63 interior pages. An atmospheric cover by sea artist extraordinaire Jeff Bevan finishes things off perfectly.
Scott Montgomery, Deputy Editor
Note: Originally published as Commando No 2406 (September 1990).