Halfhyde and the Admiral (Lythway Large Print Series)

Philip McCutchan

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Synopsis: St Vincent Halfhyde, captain of the steamer TARONGA PARK, is sailing for Valparaiso in Chile and the Admiralty have "requested" that he carry two "special" passengers - Mr Mayhew of the Foreign Office and Detective Inspector Todhunter of the Metropolitan Police - on a secret mission to rescue the bombastic Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Navy, Admiral Watkiss, late of the British Navy, whose life is in danger. Feathers fly among the passengers - the alarming Mrs Weder-Ublik, about to offer herself as a missionary to the South American Indians, finds the free and easy lifestyle of Halfhyde's Australian girlfriend far from satisfactory, and the "missionary's" life aboard ship is only made tolerable by the kindly Canon Rampling, himself not totally at ease with the lady's ministrations. Meanwhile in Valparaiso, a desperate Admiral Watkiss is unaware of the surprises in store for him when the TARONGA PARK docks and the politicians take over...

About the Author: Philip McCutchan served on various British war ships during WWII. Afterwards, he concentrated on writing, publishing more than 80 books, including the fifteen-book ""Halfhyde"" series.

CHRISTOPHER SCOTT is a Stanford University lecturer and is Executive Director of the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics Program in Stem Cells and Society. He was formerly the assistant vice chancellor at the University of California, San Francisco, and was a founder and the executive editor of the award-winning biotech journal "Acumen. He has appeared on national radio and television, and has written for major newspapers and journals such as "Science, "Nature Biotechnology, and "The Scientist.

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