Dash for Dunkirk

Inspired by True Events, A WW2 Historical Fiction Thriller

by Denis Caron and Fran Connor

May 1940: Shot down and desperate to evade capture, Harry, an RAF pilot teams up with Solange, a French nurse, to rescue two wounded comrades and take them to the Allied evacuation at Dunkirk. Roads crowded with refugees, fleeing soldiers, enemy action, and mechanical problems delay their harrowing journey. Will they be able to make it to safety, or will the enemy triumph?

book description

No man is an island… and no man is left behind.

May 1940: Royal Air Force pilot Harry Fitzgerald is one of millions of heroic Allied troops fighting against Nazi Germany. In the pitched heat of battle over the skies of Northern France, Fitzgerald is shot down by an enemy plane and captured. Miraculously, he escapes certain death but must make his way back to the Allied evacuation at Dunkirk to get back home.

However, Fitzgerald is in the middle of a warzone. At a chateau turned hospital, he encounters two of his wounded comrades. Too sick to reach Dunkirk by themselves, they helplessly lie in wait as the German army advances. Fitzgerald knows he must save them, and with the assistance of the French nurse Solange, the refugees attempt to reach Dunkirk-before the Nazis can reach them. It’s a life-or-death mission through dangerous territory where nothing is guaranteed.

In Dash for Dunkirk, authors Denis Caron and Fran Connor explore a world where loyalty and bravery face off against an unforgiving enemy. Bound together by duty and honor, war heroes push themselves to the limit through refugee-crowded streets, mechanical setbacks and enemy attacks. Will they reach safe harbor, or will the ultimate evil finally prevail?

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Denis Caron


Denis Caron was born in Trenton, Ontario, grew up in England and returned to his native Canada, where he now lives in Kitchener, Ontario.

His working life has been varied. After earning a college diploma in survey engineering, he went on to serve in both the Canadian army and Air Force, travelling to a wide variety of distant places such as Bosnia, Greenland, Senegal, and the Middle East. He now works for the emergency services.

Denis’ great interest in the military and in WWII, was the catalyst that attracted him to write a book. His novel, a fictional story set during the period of the Second World War, is his first and he enjoyed the experience enough to want to take up writing as a full-time career.

When he has time to spare, Denis loves to indulge in his hobbies of sampling craft beers, travelling around Europe and adding to his growing collection of WWII memorabilia. He also likes to relax with a good movie.

His favorite quote, probably not surprisingly, comes from perhaps one of the greatest wartime leaders of all time – ‘we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.’

Fran Connor

Fran Connor is British and lives in beautiful SW France with his wonderful wife Viv, their dog Molly and chickens. He claims he's living in that area for the lifestyle and weather which he says helps an author's creative juices. It may just be an excuse to drink wine and lounge in the sun. He writes novels, nine published so far with more coming out soon.

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