on 23 July 2013
I had a copy of this book when living in Japan many years ago, but I lost it somewhere in my world travels.
Spotting it on Amazon, I immediately treated myself to a replacement and was not disappointed. The plot built around obsessive revenge is gripping from start to finish and the author's descriptive powers when dealing with the sea-borne action scenes are outstanding. The determination of the main character to achieve his objectives despite daunting obstacles with every man's hand and nature against him comes through on every page.
on 12 April 2011
The storyline is simple - almost corny - a huge vessel the Leviathan destroys a small yacht, the Siren, but the captain and owners of the Leviathan refuse to even accept what has happened. The skipper of the yacht, Peter Hardin determines to revenge the loss of his wife Carolyn, who died in the accident. However there is nothing simple or corny about the novel which follows - a roller coaster, on the edge of your seat 400+ pages, packed with excitement and suspense and posing questions as relevant today as they were when the book was written (30+ years ago). It's an absolute tragedy that this book has not become a classic and is now out of print.
on 3 January 2012
Tears ago I bought this novel, couldn't put it down and thoroughly enjoyed it. Then stupidly loaned it to a friend..
Now I'd love to re-read it and find it's out of print.
Wake up publishers, this is a great book, I'm not the first to call, let's have a re-print or at least make it available on Kindle.
on 30 July 2010
I have owned various copies of this book for 20 years, I have read it so many times that I have lost count. For me it has everything a good read needs, of course it was a #1 Bestseller. My copy was held together with tape so I obtained one from Amazon and then ,just today, I walked into a charity shop and found a hardback original with dust jacket. better than a lottery win to me.