Thrillers

There are five of these, all (roughly) contemporary thrillers, the last of which was written in 1992. They all have sailing as a background, which is why this page has a picture of my boat as its illustration. ‘Royalist’ is a Cornish Crabber, Mark 2, one of 14 that I know are in the United States (out of about 350 that were built in Cornwall). I enjoyed writing the thrillers, but suspect I am happier writing historical novels. I’m always delighted when people want more of the sailing books, but I’m not planning on writing any more, at least not now – but who knows? perhaps when I retire.

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Scoundrel (1992)

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A man goes home to Cape Cod to escape a world of European treachery and his involvement with the Provisional IRA. Others have different plans for him.

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Stormchild (1991)

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Can our hero save the world from the environmentalists? Someone has to.

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Crackdown (1990)

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A convalescent cruise in the Bahamas turns murderous with cocaine.

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Sea Lord (1989)

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An eccentric and reluctant aristocrat just wants to be left alone to be a sea-gypsy, but a theft from his ancestral home hauls him back to Britain and mayhem. For idiotic reasons this book was retitled in the United States as Killer’s Wake.

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Wildtrack (1988)

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In which a crippled veteran of the Falkland’s War sails into the north Atlantic to discover whether a famous television presenter is a murderer.