Brian Callison Ferry Down

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Ferry Down

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From a master of maritime adventure and suspense comes an engrossing and alarming tale of disaster on a North Sea ferry. The passengers boarding the Orion Venturer have no idea that the sturdy-looking ferry that is to take them on the 24-hour voyage across the North Sea from Britain to Sweden is a disaster waiting to happen. Sailing under a flag of convenience, she has been hastily converted by her new owners, having spent the last twenty years as a casino ship working out of Florida. Safety regulations have been met - in theory - but many vital corners have been cut. Worse, her multinational crew has been put together even more quickly - and cheaply. Many crew members have no experience at sea and little knowledge of English. Few have had time to familiarise themselves with the ship well enough to be of any use in an emergency. All it would take is one act of folly to initiate a chain of events leading to a maritime tragedy too terrible to imagine...Filled with tension that builds with every passing second, Ferry Down is the relentlessly fast-moving new thriller from one of Britain's most acclaimed writers of maritime adventure - the vivid and disturbingly plausible realisation of every sea traveller's nightmare.

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Brian Callison was born in Manchester in 1934. On entering the merchant navy as a midshipman with the Blue Funnel Line in 1950, he served in cargo liners sailing to the Far East and Australia. Later he studied at Dundee College of Art before entering commerce. A Member of the Royal Institute of Navigation and an Associate of the Nautical Institute, he has maintained an active connection with the sea: first as an officer of the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service until its disbandment in 1994 and, currently, as Head of Tay Unit of the UK's Maritime Volunteer Service.

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'There can be no better adventure writer in the country.' Alistair MacLean 'Outrageously alive... his action scenes thunder along.' Dick Francis 'One of the best writers of modern sea stories.' Daily Telegraph 'No mistake: Callison can grip you... he whirls the exciting action forward with a masterly touch.' Wall Street Journal

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