Red Clouds, Grey Rain
Dirk Carter is skippering 'Sonnet' a yacht bound for the Med. The Middle East troubles erupt into a global nuclear war.
A submarine delegated to kidnap 'Sonnet's' owner, who is on board is sunk by huge waves generated by the nuclear explosion. The yacht returns the UK to find complete desolation, a land where there are no military or civilian, no friend or foe, just the LIVING and the DEAD'