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ISBN:
0747238294
Author:
Peter Tonkin
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Feature; New Ed edition (January 21, 1993)
Pages:
320 pages
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1269 kb
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Richard Mariner Series. 30 primary works, 30 total works. Shelve The Leper Ship. Richard Mariner has commissioned twin ship. ore.

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Definition of a leper ship: "a ship forbidden to dock or unload in any port or haven because of the hazardous nature of. .

Definition of a leper ship: "a ship forbidden to dock or unload in any port or haven because of the hazardous nature of its cargo. For years, a disposal company furtively buried toxic waste in the Lebanese desert. People living in the desert were dying of horrible disfiguring disease, and children born deformed. Finally the company was forced to The Leper Ship by Peter Tonkin is the 3rd book in the Richard Mariner maritime thriller series, set around the world's oceans in the late 20th century

The Richard Mariner book series by Peter Tonkin includes books The Coffin Ship, The Fire Ship, The Leper Ship, and several more.

The Richard Mariner book series by Peter Tonkin includes books The Coffin Ship, The Fire Ship, The Leper Ship, and several more.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Fire Ship (A Richard Mariner series) . Author: Peter Tonkin ISBN 10: 0747234876.

Author: Peter Tonkin ISBN 10: 0747234876.

Books by Peter Tonkin: The Fire Ship. 10. Deadly Impact-A Richard Mariner Nautical. The Point of Death. The Iceberg -., 10. The Coffin Ship.

The complete series list for - A Richard Mariner Adventure Peter Tonkin. Thriller, T. 1992-01, 1992.

Peter tonkin series: Caesar's Spies. The author of the popular Mariner series (Thunder Bay) places Tom in the center of a murder investigation Mercutio was fatally stabbed during the opening night of Romeo and Juliet and the war between the two factions of the country's first secret service, in a riveting tale full of fast action and period diction (bring a glossary for terms like culverin, riever.

Which was possibly just as well, thought Richard. The port authorities had already been described as foreign devils and the sons of rabbits - a peculiarly Chinese insult that he had never been able to understand - but things could only go downhill from there. Still, he thought, grasping at straws and looking for silver linings as always, at least the longshoremen had unloaded more than half the cargo.

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Tonkin is a great writer. Knows his stuff and how to keep you on the edge of your seat. Trouble is you can't put the book down.
  • Winail
The eponymous vessel is the "Napoli" which is being used to convey toxic waste illegally dumped in the Lebanon ,whee it has leaked and killed or disfigured several people.The locals are understandably less than thrilled by this and,with active support from the PLO attack the trucks taking the waste back to the ship in harbour.In the course of the attack the captain is killed
Enter Tonkin regular series character "John Mariner" and his new wife "Asha".He takes over as ship's captain and is charged with getting the vessel and its unstable cargo back to its home port of Naples.Matters are not straightforward however.Naples refuses to accept the ship or its cargo. Liverpool dockers go on strike rather than handle the cargo.The ship is redirected to Sept Isles,Quebec which agrees to provide a harbour for it and its contents
The novel is primarily the tale of its voyage to Sept Isles through a raging storm,in a ship riddled with conflicts between officers and crew and within the crew itself,all under intense media scrutiny and with opportunists like Greenpeace( an organization whose hypocrisy is stunning;they are an anti-capitalist anti American outfit who cover up their true opinions by feigning environmental concerns and thus snare the money of the feeble minded liberals)
The book specifically evokes comparisons with "Alien";;rusty old vessel a long way from pristine condition,on board a substance corrosive enough to eat its way through metal,internal tensions and all taking place in a claustrophbic ill-lit environment
Tha characters are a bit cardboard but to an extent this is to be expected in a formula thriller.I liked its cynicism about environmentalists who are shown as almost anxious to see a disaster as such would be of immense proaganda value to them
Good reading for lovers of sea yarns