378pp. A good hardback copy with slightly worn dust jacket. Writing on first page.1978 Heinemann FIRST EDITION, Rare & Collectable.
An action-packed, race-against-time thriller from global bestselling author, Wilbur Smith.
‘A Master Storyteller’ – Sunday Times
‘Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared’ – The Times
‘No one does adventure quite like Smith’ – Daily Mirror
His toughest challenge. His final hope.
Once the envied and admired chairman of one of the world’s most successful shipping consortiums, Nick Berg now finds himself completely alone. His long-time nemesis, Duncan Alexander, has schemed to take his job, alienated him from his wife and son, and stolen his fortune.
Nick’s only hope now is the Warlock, a top-of-the-range salvage boat that will be his final gamble. When an SOS call comes in Nick finds himself in a race against time – one of his former company’s Antarctic cruisers is stranded, sinking in frozen wastelands in a terrible storm.
But this is no accident, and as Nick fights to save the lives of the six hundred people on board he has no idea that they are pawns in a game concocted by Duncan Alexander. And it’s not just Nick he wants to ruin – the future of his former company and even the ocean itself is under threat. As the storm sweeps in, can Nick save them all before it’s too late?