Overview

Off the coast of Sri Lanka, a tramp steamer is seized by pirates. The captain has his wife and son aboard and knows that their survival depends on giving the pirates exactly what they want. But what can they possibly want with his worn-out ship and its cargo of junk?

On the island of Bali a tsunami washes up a rusting container. Inside, the mummified remains of a shipping magnate missing for 30 years and a hand-written journal of his last days ...

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Dead Water

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Overview

Off the coast of Sri Lanka, a tramp steamer is seized by pirates. The captain has his wife and son aboard and knows that their survival depends on giving the pirates exactly what they want. But what can they possibly want with his worn-out ship and its cargo of junk?

On the island of Bali a tsunami washes up a rusting container. Inside, the mummified remains of a shipping magnate missing for 30 years and a hand-written journal of his last days locked within his aluminum tomb.

Through the dusty industrial towns of India's Great Trunk Road, a disgraced female detective tracks a criminal syndicate. Her life has been ruined, but she will have her revenge.

In a backstreet Mayfair office, an automated distress signal is picked up on a private satellite network. A ship is missing. A Dead Water ship.

Dead Water is the key to everything. A code name for a covert operation initiated during World War Two. But why is it unravelling now, and what will the consequences be?

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"It is unlikely there will be finer fiction written this year."  —Guardian

"A virtuoso display of imaginative plotting."  —Financial Times

"Deceptively readable, dizzyingly constructed . . . Ings's mad, mad world is held together to the very last page by humor, vivid depictions and a deeply compelling emotional core."  —Publishers Weekly on The Weight of Numbers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848878914
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • File size: 945 KB

Meet the Author

Simon Ings is the author of the novel The Weight of Numbers and the science book A Natural History of Seeing.
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