"Donachie has a masterful way of creating atmosphere and character . . . stunning impact." —Kent Messenger
"High adventure and detection cunningly spliced." —Times of London Literary Review
From the Publisher
An avowed lover of naval fiction with a streak of mischief, David Donachie has sailed into a breach in the nautical genre by blending seagoing adventure with the mystery and twists of a whodunit. A Scot by birth, he lives on the Channel coast of England, where he works to keep his inspirations in motion (`I have about three ideas a day by the way, all my ideas are great`) and has lately published a biographical novel about Admiral Lord Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton. He now lives in Deal with his partner, Sarah and two children, Thomas and Charlotte.