(Title cover from the film of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart)
A very readable and interesting novel, describing an entirely fictional breakdown in naval discipline on board a WW2 American minesweeper and the subsequent legal palaver.
It’s got something for everyone; romance, comedy, action, injustice and courtroom drama. This is proper middlebrow fiction, which no-one seems to publish these days.
The film is great as well.