The action is swift, taut and convincing, the portrayal of men and
situations colourful and alive' (Scotsman). This earlier judgement of
Wilbur Smith's writing is magnificently borne out in Hungry as the
The 'Golden Prince' is deposed: once the flamboyant chairman of a huge shipping consortium, now the captain of a salvage tug – such is the revolution in the life of Nick Berg.
Then a cruise ship, stranded with six hundred people in the frozen wastes of the Antarctic, could be his chance to fight back. His heroic salvage of the liner in some of the most terrifying weather on this planet sweeps him back to even greater power and an even more deadly conflict with the man who has supplanted him as chairman.
Blazing action is the keynote of this splendid novel of the sea: in the ice-world of Antarctica; in the thundering surf of a South African beach; in the unbearable tension of a hushed courtroom in the City of London; in the subtle conflict between two women, the irrepressible Samantha and Nick's lovely former wife, and finally in the striding devastation of a Caribbean hurricane.
About the Author
Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. After the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds in 1964 he became a full-time writer, and has since written 30 novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books have been translated into 26 different languages.
Number Of Pages: 501
Published: May 1999
Publisher: ST MARTINS PR
Dimensions (cm): 2.54 x 10.795 x 17.145
Weight (kg): 0.245