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  • Excellent...his expertise with volcanoes, avalanches, cave-ins and fire at sea is beyond question

  • Here is one of the sheerly enjoyable reading experiences of the year

    New York Times
  • Seamanship, storms, tension galore, money talk and a decent minimum of love - what more could one ask?

    The Bookman magazine
  • Yes! A rip-roarer...those action sequences at which he is so brilliant, the equatorial heat, the bubbling sea-bed, an outworn ship and a drunken skipper - splendid!

    Evening Standard

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