El buque del diablo / The ship of the devil
Novel , 2018
The Ottoman Empire allied with Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I. That resulted, among other catastrophic consequences, in the war lasting two years longer than it should have, the two Russian revolutions of 1917 and the Bolshevik dictatorship, the genocide of the Armenian people, fifteen million dead, and the dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire, with the birth of a myriad of new states in the Middle East whose social, economic and political instability remains unresolved a century later.
If in the dawn of World War I the German battle cruiser SMS Goeben, isolated in the middle of the Mediterranean, had not dodged with its audacity and cunningness the French and British navies, to seek refuge beyond the Dardanelles, nothing of all of this would have happened.
This is the story not only of Goeben, but also of the man who commanded it; the story of a man who, acting on his own, under his own criteria, changed the destiny of the world.