A timeless classic of modern-day piracy from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.
Aboard the SS Campari, all is not well.
For Johnny Carter, the Chief Officer, the voyage has already begun badly; but it's only when the Campari sails that evening, after a succession of delays that he realises something is seriously wrong.
A member of the crew is suddenly missing and the stern-to-stern search only serves to increase tension. Then violence erupts and suddenly the whole ship is in danger. Is the Campari a victim of modern day piracy? And what of the strange cargo hidden below the decks?
'Alistair MacLeans's best!pure entertainment, wonderfully fast' Daily Telegraph 'MacLean is a master of this kind of action novel. Evening Standard 'In my opinion, his best ever. The pace is dazzling, the sea atmosphere superb' Sunday Express 'Grippingly suspenseful... ends with a supra-titanic bang' Time 'Mr MacLean's grip on his story and characters is superb! His climax is murderous on the nerves' Sunday Telegraph