STORMCHILD by Bernard Cornwell

STORMCHILD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A British yachtsman sails to Cape Horn to reclaim his daughter from eco-terrorists--in another deep-sea adventure from the author of Wildtrack and the Sharpe military series. British boatyard owner Tom Blackburn, who has lost his wife and son to separate, unrelated bombs, pulls himself out of an understandable depression and makes it his mission to find and rescue his only daughter Nicole. After her twin brother's death, the embittered Nicole threw herself into every available self-destructive activity, finally casting her lot with Caspar von Rellsteb, a green guerrilla from Canada. The charismatic von Rellsteb and his followers call themselves Genesis and specialize in sabotage of deep-sea fishing operations, but Genesis is so secretive that nobody knows how to find them or where they get their money. Blackburn's detective work puts him in touch with the mother of another Genesis member and with a flaky young American reporter, Jackie Potten, who, in turn, track clown von Rellsteb's history and learn that he has inherited an estate in southernmost Chile. Blackburn sails off to South America with Miss Potten in the yacht Stormchild. Miss Potten learns to navigate and loses her pallor, but before romance can blossom there is a misunderstanding and she is replaced by Blackburn's clergyman brother. The Blackburns find the dismal, dangerous eco-camp in Tierra del Fuego and--with the help of the resourceful, returned Jackie Potter--go to war. Ridiculously exciting adventure in splendid scenery.
Pub Date: Oct. 9th, 1991
ISBN: 0062092650
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1991




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