A thriller based on sinister discoveries made in the palaces of Arab millionaires and the walled villas of the underworld which lead to life-or-death races off Gibraltar and a startling climax in the stormy waters of the Bay of Biscay. The author has also written "Great Circle".
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Sam Llewellyn worked as an editor and fine art dealer until he decided that life was too short. Since then, his novels, published in twelve languages, have earned him a reputation as one of the world's master storytellers and writers of maritime thrillers. Many of his books are founded in personal experience. While researching them he has (amongst other things) chased pirates in the South China Sea, raced big-money multi-hulls in France, and run away from cocaine dealers in Spain.
As well as writing novels, Llewellyn has published half a dozen children's books, and works as a journalist for British and American newspapers and magazines such as the London Times and Daily Telegraph. He is a keen gardener, with added interests in ornithology and history and has also sailed yachts - several of which he built himself - all over the world. He now lives with his wife, award-winning children's writer and novelist Karen Wallace, and their two sons in a medieval house in the Welsh border country.From Publishers Weekly:
Sabotage at a boatyard reveals a maelstrom of deadly intentions in this first-rate, fast-reading thriller by the author of Blood Orange. The yard belongs to Henry MacFarlane, whose surrogate son, famous helmsman Martin Devereux, has returned to England after his long-time nemesis Paul Welsh unfairly blames him for the sinking of an America's Cup yacht. Henry tells Martin that a mysterious real estate firm is after his property on England's south coast; then the older man leaves without explanation. After a murder, an attempt to destroy a dock-full of yachts and Henry's phone call from Spain, pleading for help, Martin sets sail with Paul to deliver a broken-down sailboat to a Mediterranean resort. There, they plan to resume their seething rivalry in a prestigious race. A horrendous storm nearly takes their lives, and Martin wonders why the buyer, wealthy thug Deke Kellner, wants the hulk. He also wonders why Paul is in Deke's employ. After several attempts on his life and a like number of spellbinding escapes, exciting races and a dangerous affair with a beauty in Kellner's entourage, Martin learns the startling answer. Other surprises abound thanks to Llewellyn's tightly wound plot, augmented by splendid nautical details and featuring fully dimensional characters.
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Book Description Sphere, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110747401896
Book Description Sphere, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0747401896