In celebration of the thirty-fifth anniversary of this renowned maritime thriller, a new edition for the next generation of readers.
Publishers WeeklyClive Cussler, Scott’s collaborator on the bestselling The Thief, provides a new preface to this 1978 Scott novel, which PW reviewed that year: “When the world’s largest supertanker collides with Peter Hardin’s small yacht and kills his wife, he vows to avenge her death by destroying the colossal Leviathan. In the biggest sea hunt since Ahab sailed out of New Bedford, Hardin sets out with a stolen missile launcher and Ajaratu, a beautiful black doctor who treats his wounds and falls in love with him. As a fast-paced and thoroughly exciting chase ensues across the oceans of the world, Hardin and Ajaratu face a variety of dangers, not the least of which is the cunning captain of the tanker. The Israeli secret service comes into the picture when they guess Hardin’s plan, and they help him in the hopes of developing a counter-threat to Arab terrorism. Scott, author of The Turning, spent time on a freighter researching the book, and his efforts pay off in a first-rate tale of suspense.” Agent: Henry Morrison, Henry Morrison Literary Agency. (June)
Robert Ludlum“A stunner. Absolutely riveting. A marvelously taut, brilliantly told story of revenge, and the sea, and the dark forces that can shape the human condition.”
Yachting Magazine“One of the best fiction sailing adventures.”
San Francisco Chronicle“There is a hint of Moby Dick in the theme of this excellent thriller.”
Time Magazine“The Shipkiller is a superbly written thriller in which Scott limns his driven people as stylishly as his boats.”
Christopher Buckley“Moby-Dick meets Tom Clancy, and what a splash it makes. The Shipkiller kept me up all night. One hell of a sea story.”
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Robert LudlumA stunner. Absolutely riveting. A marvelously taut, brilliantly told story of revenge, and the sea, and the dark forces that can shape the human condition.
Christopher BuckleyMoby-Dick meets Tom Clancy, and what a splash it makes. The Shipkiller kept me up all night. One hell of a sea story.
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