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Wildtrack [Kindle Edition]

Bernard Cornwell
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In muddy waters, even heroes drown

Trouble at sea for an ex-war hero ...

His father in prison for fraud, his ex-wife bleeding him dry and his spine shattered by a bullet, Falklands war hero Nick Sandman, VC, has no money and no prospects. Only his boat - Sycorax -and his dream of sailing her away from his troubles is keeping him alive.

But Sycorax is as crippled as Nick. To rebuild his wrecked and stranded dream, Nick is forced into a devil's bargain with egomaniacal TV star Tony Bannister. Bannister is the owner of Wildtrack, an ocean racer, and he wants Nick to be part of the crew that will sail the ship to victory.

Bannister, though, has made some powerful enemies who are out for revenge, leaving Nick caught in the middle. Can he keep Wildtrack and his dreams of escape aboard Sycorax afloat?

Wildtrack is a gripping thriller from the international bestselling author of the Sharpe novels.

Product Description


The first in a series of contemporary thrillers based on the sea and starring Nick Sandman, Falklands veteran, whose prized possession is Sycorax, an old sailing boat.

About the Author

Before becoming a full-time writer Bernard Cornwell worked as a television producer in London and Belfast. He now lives in Massachusetts with his American wife. He is the author of the hugely successful Sharpe series of historical novels.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 736 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0061462640
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (2 Nov. 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI91XU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,012 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex, and now lives mainly in the USA with his wife. In addition to the hugely successful Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell is the author of the Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord trilogy, the Grail Quest series and the Alfred series.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars OK Cornwell 23 Sept. 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Bernard is a keen sailor and I have read all his books on sailing. They are ok, have some excitement but are not a patch on his historical stuff.
If you like sailing and want to read everything he has ever written then give this a go. These 2 reasons are why I bought my copies
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A gripping contemporary yachting thriller 11 Feb. 2002
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
In the same vein as his other yachting adventures, this novel is gripping right from the start. Set more on land than at sea the characters are sharply portrayed and, although you don't feel you really get to know them, with all the action there's barely time. The sailing and seafaring action is described, as usual, beautifully and you feel as though you're really there. I needed to sit down and recover afterwards!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good read. 13 Jan. 2012
By Steven TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I've read this twice and will pick it up again.The author's passion for sailing and a real love of the area shine through without being too heavy on us land lubbers! Having said that, most of the novel takes place on land. I found the characters colourful and well rounded while the plot was evenly paced and without contrivance. Nick Breakspear is an everyman hero, beaten and at odds with his position in society, used and disrespected by all around him. There are many bad people, all wanting a piece of the hero, there's an obvious bad guy, a bit of comedic relief and couple of love interests too!

Thrillers often hang the plot on the military skills of their leading hero, not so here, Nick's a real person and has very real challenges, he's desperate to repair his boat and get out to sea but his is return from War is dashed by a scheming ex wife, a father in jail and media mogul hell bent on using Nick's story for his own ends.

All in all, this is a interesting yarn with a lively narrative.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well paced 23 Feb. 2015
Format:Kindle Edition
A book about sailing and boats which are not usually my interest, but as I am a big fan of Bernard Cornwell's historical novels. I thought Id give this one a chance.
I quite liked it and finished it over a weekend

The hero of the book, Captain Nick Sandman wounded in the Falklands War and told he will never walk again by doctors is a stubborn man, and hi sonly wish is to sail his boat Sycorax to New Zealand. The boat is impounded and a well known wealthy media mogul, Tony Bannister, wants to make a film of Nick's story.
Soon he comes up against an Arab American billionaire , Kassoluli, who wants to destroy Bannister, who he believes killed his daughter
Good plot, good characterization, especially of Nick and his love interest Angela, and well paced.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't go wrong with Bernard Cornwell 1 April 2014
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Very good read. Not usually my kind of book. I'm usually into historical fiction which this author normally does buy I must say I enjoyed it all the same. Can't go wrong with Bernard!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading 12 Jan. 2010
By Ann
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Hadn't read this Bernard Cornwell before although it is obviously a fairly early one. Exciting book, easy reading, enjoyed it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wild Track By Bernard Cornwell 2 Aug. 2010
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Excellent book/story. I enjoyed the story, it held my concentration trying to guess Who did it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GRIPPING READ 18 May 2014
By Immie
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Bernard Cornwell is a fantastic writer and this book is well up to his usual high standard. I couldn't put the book down.
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