ME Other Nautical Fiction

 

When doing research for historic naval fiction books to add to this site I often find ones about merchant ships and other nautical stories set in the modern era.

Force 12 in German Bight

  Considering that oil and gas have been flowing from under the North Sea for the best part of half a century, it is perhaps surprising that more writers have not taken the uncompromising conditions that are experienced in this area - which extends from the north of Scotland to the coasts of Norway and Germany - for the setting of a novel. James Boschert's latest redresses the balance. The book takes its title from the name of an area regularly referred to in the legendary BBC Shipping Forecast and one which experiences some of the worst weather conditions around the British Isles. It is a fast-paced story which smacks of authenticity in every line. A world of hard men, hard liquor, hard drugs and cold-blooded murder. The reality of the setting and the characters , ex-military men from both sides of the Atlantic, crooked wheeler-dealers, and Danish detectives, male and female, are all in on the action. This is not story telling akin to a latter day Bulldog Drummond, or even a James Bond, but simply a snortingly good yarn which will jangle the nerve ends, fill your nose with the smell of salt and diesel oil, your ears with the deafening sound of machinery aboard a monster pipe-dredging ship and, above all, make you remember never to underestimate the power of the sea. 'Roger Paine, former Commander, Royal Navy'. Force 12 in German Bight

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Deep Context: A Tom Cochran Mystery

  Nautical archaeologist Tom Cochran makes a startling discovery during a routine dive in the Gulf of Mexico. The context of the mystery wreck is perplexing until he enlists the help of a woman from his past whose special skills unlock important clues and old desires. Their hunt for a connection between the sleepy town of Pensacola, Florida and the chaos of the closing days of the Second World War threatens to unravel a bygone conspiracy. Each shocking revelation leads them closer to a truth that's worth killing to protect. Deep Context: A Tom Cochran Mystery

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The Iron Hotel

 

Captain David Jenkins' career has hit rock bottom. His new ship is the rustbucket container ship Glory of Saipan, full of illegal immigrants bound for California. The owners have laid down rules. Money is God. Sex with the cargo is fine. Falling in love with the cargo is not fine. Jenkins does not like these rules, and has plans to break them. But if the owners hear about this, they will kill his daughter. Jenkins is just going to have to find a way out. And maybe redeem himself in the process.

The Iron Hotel

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Dead and Alive

 

An ex-Naval officer salvages a landing craft from the rocks of a Cornish cove, and sails it to Italy, straight into a chaotic world of post-war rackets and smuggling.

Dead and Alive

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Maddon's Rock

This book has been released under the following alternate titles:-
Gale Warning

 

A sailor fights to clear his name after his ship sinks in the last days of World War II, taking its cargo of bullion to the bottom of the sea.

Maddon's Rock

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The White South

This book has been released under the following alternate titles:-
The Survivors

 

The whaling ship Southern Cross is caught in the polar ice of the Antarctic, and 500 men face death. When the rescue ships are forced to return to base, all hope is seemingly lost. But as the whaling stations of South Georgia prepare to close down for the winter, two lifeboats sail into harbour.

The White South

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