- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Penguin (7 July 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0241955645
- ISBN-13: 978-0241955642
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.4 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 168,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Wildtrack Paperback – 7 Jul 2011
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About the Author
Bernard Cornwell, bestselling author of the Warlord Chronicles and the Sharpe series, is married and lives in Cape Cod, USA.
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Top Customer Reviews
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
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.
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.
It is by the far the most absorbing of the sailing stories. I think I read that he wasn't planning any more sea-based thrillers because he enjoys Sharpe and historical fiction so much. A shame. I would love another set of books like this one. Come on Bernard!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As a sailor, I found nothing jarring; quite the reverse. As an avid reader of fast-moving thrillers, Wildtrack held me spellbound. It is a really good book.Published 5 months ago by Tab 5
It is the most exciting book I've read in years. I really didn't want to put it down.Published 9 months ago by Michael Denny