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on 8 June 2014
I have always enjoyed sea novels; Herman Melville, CS Forester, Patrick O'Brian, and even Alexander Kent have all contrived some believable heroes, heroines and villains in their works. But Mr O'Neil seems unable to step up to the mark with Mr Martin Forest or, for that matter, any of the other characters that stuff out the pages of this offering. I found myself wondering when the main character would suddenly announce that he was from the planet Krypton!
This was like reading a version of Pride and Prejudice written by someone that had only ever seen the televised interpretation, once. Totally unconvincing.