Hallam Cane, a British engineer, arrives at desolate Cape Agulhas-the southernmost tip of Africa-to join a geological research team in their search for undersea energy. All is not as it appears at first sight.
Why has the project been beset by so many unexplained accidents?
Why has the Russian diving team trying to salvage the wreck of a ship sunk in 1904?
Why is an American scientist prepared to pay well over the odds for a stretch of barren land?
In an atmosphere of fear and suspicion Hallam and his girlfriend, Maris, struggle against great odds before they reach the answers.
An unusual and imaginative thriller by the author of A Ravel of Waters.
"Geoffrey Jenkins can write with rare compelling fervour."
Times Literary Supplement
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Set in the future on Cape Agulhas, the bleak and gale-swept southernmost tip of Africa. The superpowers, unaware of each others true purpose, are both using this forsaken region for cold war operations. A KGB officer, Yasakov, hatches a ruthless plan to wipe out a local town.About the Author:
Geoffrey Jenkins was born in 1920 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa and educated in the old Transvaal, where he wrote his first book-a legal history-at the age of seventeen. After leaving school he worked as a sub-editor in Zimbabwe, later becoming a newspaperman in both Britain and South Africa. He combined a most successful career in journalism with a life-long interest in the sea, and his knowledge of ships and sailing has provided the background to many of his novels. His first novel, A Twist of Sand, was published in 1959 and immediately became a bestseller; it was later filmed. Eight more most successful novels followed having sold over five million copies in twenty-three different languages.
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