The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Wolves and the Greyhounds: A Novel of the Great War by Robert Schreiner

The Wolves and the Greyhounds: A Novel of the Great War by Robert Schreiner

A rogue German fleet has somehow disappeared.
The Royal Navy must find them—before the unthinkable happens.

At the outbreak of the First World War, the fearsome German East Asia Squadron eluded a Royal Navy task force, steamed into the vastness of the Pacific—and vanished. The possibility that the elusive German fleet might suddenly appear on any horizon paralyzed the British Empire and set in motion a frantic search for the enemy warships.

The fates of two naval commanders—one British, one German—are inexorably drawn together as the world plunges into war.

John Luce, a veteran Royal Navy captain, must face the greatest challenge of his career as he leads a ragtag squadron of obsolete British warships into unfamiliar waters in search of the rogue enemy fleet. His darkest fears are realized, and the hunters may now become the hunted.

Captain Julius Maerker of the Kaiserliche Marine has assumed his new command with the East Asia Squadron. As war is declared, he finds himself serving in the shadow of a mercurial and fiery admiral, whose ambition will take the German fleet on an extraordinary odyssey and risk the lives of thousands of his men.

In this epic wartime adventure, bold gambles and tragic miscalculations pull these two captains, their ships, and their rival empires into a desperate clash—culminating in the most decisive naval battles of the war. The Wolves and the Greyhounds brilliantly dramatizes a largely forgotten chapter of WWI that will captivate fans of historical fiction and military thrillers.

About the author
ROBERT SCHREINER is a former CIA Intelligence Officer. After leaving government service, he embarked on a subsequent career as a consultant and executive in the global private security industry. He is an avid amateur military historian who has traveled the world, routinely sneaking in side-trips to visit ancient fortifications and battlefields. He lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee with his wife, two spoiled cocker spaniels, and an amusingly musical cockatiel.