The battered hulk of a huge ship looms out of the stinging spray of a furious gale. Only one man, half-mad, remains aboard, working without sleep or sustenance to save her from sinking.
But this man is no hero, and this ship was not meant to be saved. As Hammond Innes’ classic tale moves from desperate struggles on the sea to a nail-biting courtroom controversy, the murky truth about the last voyage of the Mary Deare finally comes to light.
“The doyen of the well-made modern thriller” – Daily Telegraph