ATLANTIC FURY by Hammond Innes


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Primarily an account of hazard and holocaust at sea, this story, as told by Donald Ross, concerns his brother Iain, of uncertain character but forceful charm, believed to have now assumed the identity of a Major Braddock. Both brothers share a childhood attraction to the island of Laerg in the Outer Hebrides, now a tracking station for a rocket base. Braddock, in command of the manoeuver, executes it in the face of the warnings of the meteorologist; there is a shattering sea and storm sequence with calamitous results; a first rescue attempt adds to the death toll; and finally Braddock having salvaged some of the men, returns to face the inquiry into his identity and the disaster. Emphasis on navigational and meteorological elements will direct this primarily to the masculine market.

Pub Date: Nov. 5th, 1962
Publisher: Knopf