Search Results: "Peter Tonkin"


BOOK REVIEW

PETER by Kate Walker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"David, a wiser head, comfortable with his preference, one who can offer physical affection without sexual overtones; and, in Peter, a realistically distressed teenager who is finally able to muster enough perspective to weather his crisis. (Fiction. YA)"
When he finds himself attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter is plunged into the kind of sexual uncertainty many young men feel. Read full book review >

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BLACK PEARL by Peter Tonkin
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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BENIN LIGHT by Peter Tonkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >

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HIGH WIND IN JAVA by Peter Tonkin
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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THE PRISON SHIP by Peter Tonkin
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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THE FIRE SHIP by Peter Tonkin
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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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 >

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ICE STATION by Peter Tonkin
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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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 >

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RIVER OF GHOSTS by Peter Tonkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >

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ONE HEAD TOO MANY by Peter Tonkin
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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DEADLY IMPACT by Peter Tonkin
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >