Greedy, angry British Capt. Edward Trapp (Trapp's War) returns in another naval farce-melodrama; this time around we find...

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TRAPP'S PEACE

Greedy, angry British Capt. Edward Trapp (Trapp's War) returns in another naval farce-melodrama; this time around we find him smuggling illegal-alien Arabs across the Channel into Britain. But these Arabs abruptly turn a pistol on Trapp and explain to him that he has really been hired to scuttle the Kamaran, a new ship loaded with farm equipment--so that the Arabs can collect the insurance. (The cargo will be secretly offloaded and salvaged before the Kamaran is scuttled.) Trapp is forced to go along with the plan, but he concocts his own plan to steal the cargo. And then a Chinese ship (with a noble movie-palace interior) latches onto Trapp and expropriates the cargo! Soon Trapp has the Arabs (who are actually CIA, of course) and Chinese killing each other so that he can rendezvous with his own chosen freighter; but the killing gets out of hand, and the Kamaran is scuttled before anyone can get the freight (which is really not farm equipment but munitions). Bellowing, blood-spattered satire--only for navy buffs with a whimsical leaning.

Pub Date: July 10, 1980

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dutton

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1980