Books by Peter Tonkin

DEADLY IMPACT by Peter Tonkin
Released: May 1, 2014

"The large cast of characters, many of them recurring, may daunt readers new to the Mariners' adventures (Black Pearl, 2013, etc.). But this installment is tense, action-packed and authentic-feeling, especially in its welcome attention to maritime detail."
If Richard Mariner can't retake a gas tanker that's been seized by pirates within the next four days, the coast of Japan will suffer major devastation. Read full book review >
BLACK PEARL by Peter Tonkin
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Mariner's 19th adventure, revisiting many characters and places from his 17th (Dark Heart, 2012, etc.), sometimes bogs down in the details of allegiances and political minutiae. But Tonkin delivers dependable, authentic thrills on treacherous land, in turbulent waters and even aboard hovercrafts."
Adventurer Richard Mariner battles terrorists and forbidding natural elements in his quest for fortune in a land that time forgot. Read full book review >
DEAD SEA by Peter Tonkin
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Mariner's 26th escapade (Dark Heart, 2012, etc.), written with crisp authority, abounds in Tonkin's trademark nautical action sequences. And the premise is his freshest and most viscerally appealing in years."
Greed and green technology intersect with combustible results in a deadly maritime race. Read full book review >
DARK HEART by Peter Tonkin
Released: July 1, 2012

"Although Tonkin forgoes his usual maritime action, he energetically describes the wielding of weapons and fists in another solid adventure with a dash of current world events."
Richard and Robin Mariner are drawn into the deadly civil war of a turbulent West African nation. Read full book review >
ICE STATION by Peter Tonkin
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Another skillful mix of maritime adventure and mystery thriller from the prolific Tonkin (Red River, 2011, etc.), though series fans may miss the spousal banter of earlier episodes."
Both intrigue and Mother Nature threaten a new nuclear facility, with Richard Mariner right in the center of it. Read full book review >
RED RIVER by Peter Tonkin
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"As in his 22 previous Mariner thrillers (The Prison Ship, 2010, etc.), Tonkin offers a wealth of information on both Asian culture and seafaring in concise, muscular prose, and several cliffhangers, leavened by the breezy chemistry of Robin and Richard."
Raging rivers threaten the Chinese mainland. Can the intrepid Mariners make a difference? Read full book review >
THE PRISON SHIP by Peter Tonkin
Released: June 1, 2010

"Mariner's 21st adventure is as generous as ever with colorful scenes of action and interesting maritime detail. And Tonkin's plot is satisfyingly timely."
A seasoned adventurer faces off against the terrorists who've targeted the city of London. Read full book review >
VOLCANO ROADS by Peter Tonkin
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Enough plot to fill the seven seas. But the Mariners (Benin Light, 2008, etc.) are convivial superheroes, and the milieu is certainly appealing."
Murder, piracy and reef conservation in the Java Sea. Read full book review >
RIVER OF GHOSTS by Peter Tonkin
Released: June 1, 2009

"Richard and Robin's 20th adventure keeps the action high from the opening pages. It's a bracing tonic for armchair commodores."
When the sleuthing Mariners pitch in to rescue a crew of trapped submariners, they get entangled in a web of deeper skullduggery. Read full book review >
BENIN LIGHT by Peter Tonkin
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Another brisk retro caper from Tonkin, with a colorful cast, abundant action and many, many close calls."
Richard and Robin Mariner have another close encounter with a dangerous Russian mercenary they've crossed swords with before. Read full book review >
HIGH WIND IN JAVA by Peter Tonkin
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"In his 18th Mariner caper (The Ship Breakers, 2007, etc.), Tonkin handles the many action scenes and the nuanced relationship of Robin and Richard with equal ease."
A romantic High Seas getaway turns into a deadly adventure. Read full book review >
WOLF ROCK by Peter Tonkin
Released: May 1, 2005

"A clever setup, larded fore and aft with rousing action scenes. Just don't expect much in the way of mystery."
A heroic rescue in a Channel storm sets the stage for darker skullduggery, in Tonkin's latest mix of seagoing action and criminal intrigue. Read full book review >
THE SILENT WOMAN by Peter Tonkin
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Love, lust, and Elizabethan politics enliven Tonkin's briskly paced puzzle."
Footpads, assassins, and the Spanish Armada threaten Master of Defence Tom Musgrave as he seeks to protect Lady Margaret, Countess Cotehel, from the dark forces imperiling her life and fortune. Read full book review >
ONE HEAD TOO MANY by Peter Tonkin
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Elizabethan detail, rousing action sequences, sound detection, an audacious solution—everything a fan of historical mysteries could hope for."
Master of Logic Tom Musgrave (The Point of Death, not reviewed) doesn't think twice before rushing to rescue comely Dutch visitor Inge Van Der Leyden from an unruly mob tossing a football on Old London Bridge. Read full book review >
THE FIRE SHIP by Peter Tonkin
Released: May 1, 1992

"As it should."
Middle Eastern terrorists make it necessary for shipping magnates Richard and Robin Mariner, who last sailed in The Coffin Ship (1991), to break off their vacation and go to war. Read full book review >