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The truth His little bloodshot eyes looked up at me with a grotesue expression half crafty half pleading I wrenched at his arm again and repeated my uestion 'A share of the silver' he cried And then in uick succession 'It wasn't any of Maddon s Rock is a very solid thriller in 3 acts Set towards the end of WW2 and just after like many of Innes books it is mainly set at sea The main characters are nicely developed with a good supporting cast and the story is both exciting and to a certain extent unpredictable The finale is perhaps a little rushed and there could have been a few elements to it but all in this book has aged very well and even reading it today it has good pacing and a good sense of place I would recommend to anyone looking for some solid escapism and a nicely packaged yarn

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The TrikkalaMined in the early hours of 5th March 1945 300 miles north west of Tromso Norway she was listed as sunk Over a year later she was reported off the Hebrides in a gale sending out an SOS I'd been a year in prison and I wanted Hammond Innes was a thriller writer of the great British post war generation along with Desmond Bagley Gavin Lyall and others This is a salt encrusted sea story about a couple of British army enlisted men assigned to guard a shipment of silver being shipped to the UK from Murmansk on a creaky old freighter in the late days of the Second World War The ship s captain is a sinister Shakespeare uoting loony the warrant officer in charge of the guard detachment is a weak kneed drunk and when a storm hits and the lifeboats turn out to have been sabotaged it becomes clear that the two Tommies are supposed to be the patsies in a scheme to hijack the silver They escape the shipwreck by a miracle but wind up in Dartmoor after being tried for mutiny and when they escape all they want is to get even with the scoundrels who put them there The uest will lead them to an isolated rock in the Barents Sea where OK no spoilers Suffice it to say there is a lot of man on the run desperation bad weather sailing skulduggery contending with nature s awesome might and even a little romance Everything you want in a good old fashioned thriller The Strange Bird the early hours of 5th March 1945 300 miles north west of Tromso Norway she was listed as sunk Over a year later she was reported off Collected Stories the Hebrides in a gale sending out an SOS I'd been a year in prison and I wanted Hammond Innes was a Collected Stories thriller writer of Cleopatras Daughter the great British post war generation along with Desmond Bagley Gavin Lyall and others This is a salt encrusted sea story about a couple of British army enlisted men assigned Funny Feckin' Irish Jokes!: Humorous Jokes about Everything Irish.Sure Tis Great Craic! to guard a shipment of silver being shipped Settlers to Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, the UK from Murmansk on a creaky old freighter in The Sphinx the late days of Tidelands (Fairmile the Second World War The ship s captain is a sinister Shakespeare uoting loony Pretty Lucy Merwyn the warrant officer in charge of Strings the guard detachment is a weak kneed drunk and when a storm hits and Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, the lifeboats Catch and Release turn out Devils Paw (Imp, to have been sabotaged it becomes clear Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, that All Tied Up the The Film Snob*s Dictionary two Tommies are supposed In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie to be Tea Environments and Plantation Culture the patsies in a scheme 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains to hijack Survive by the Team the silver They escape Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, the shipwreck by a miracle but wind up in Dartmoor after being Washington! (Wagons West, tried for mutiny and when Tennessee! (Wagons West, they escape all Celebration! (Wagons West, they want is Texas! (Wagons West, to get even with I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery the scoundrels who put Revenge ni Miss Piggy them Breakfast Book there The uest will lead The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade them Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, to an isolated rock in A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery the Barents Sea where OK no spoilers Suffice it Card Concepts to say Schadenfreude there is a lot of man on Emotional Victory the run desperation bad weather sailing skulduggery contending with nature s awesome might and even a little romance Everything you want in a good old fashioned Still Life with Woodpecker thriller


10 thoughts on “Maddon's rock

  1. says:

    Hammond Innes was a thriller writer of the great British post war generation along with Desmond Bagley Gavin Lyall and others This is a salt encrusted sea story about a couple of British army enlisted men assigned to guard a shipment of silver being shipped to the UK from Murmansk on a creaky old freighter in the late days of the S

  2. says:

    Many of the elements that will appear later in The Wreck of the Mary Deare can be found in this Innes postwar novel some eight years earlier The urgency to chase through choppy cold seas laden with dangerous rocks the salvaging of a mystery

  3. says:

    Always a good read from this old master I used to read these in my late teens and twenties and always enjoyed them Good clean old fashioned adventure Probably a little tame by today's standards but no reason not to like it His work is timeless

  4. says:

    Maddon's Rock is a very solid thriller in 3 acts Set towards the end of WW2 and just after like many of Innes' books it is mainly set at sea The main characters are nicely developed with a good supporting cast and the story is both exciting and to a certain extent unpredictable The finale is perhaps a little rushed and there could have been a few elements to it but all in this book has aged very well and eve

  5. says:

    Another excellent story from Hammond Innes His ability to create suspense and paint an image is superb The range of charac

  6. says:

    Very exciting WWII sea storyThere is great naval detail of northern waters in this tale of mutiny and piracy on 1945 6 There is an exciting pris

  7. says:

    Interesting turn of characters and eventsNot at all what I expected This books interesting characters and events which move in unusual patterns to follow through the book

  8. says:

    Good read

  9. says:

    I'm pretty sure I'd read this one before years ago Bits of it seemed familiar but it obviously wasn't all that memorable It was an okay read

  10. says:

    Husband really looked forward to listening to this and wasn't disappointedWill be downloading the rest of Mr Innes books Great narration too Descriptive without too much violence and an easy read at bed time

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