SynopsisIn the North Sea, a Royal Navy frigate fires a shot into the wheelhouse of a Soviet merchantman; the angry Russians close the Baltic. The freighter British Venturer – under its new captain, the unorthodox Brevet Cable – is sent in to force a showdown.
Or so Cable thinks. Only when he has been savaged by the Russian navy and contemptuously deported – without his ship – from an East German port, does he learn the unpleasant truth.
His seemingly innocent ship carries a deadly cargo. One he must get to before the Russians do . . .
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A Love Like Blood - Marcus Sedgwick
A Love Like Blood is Marcus Sedgwick's first adult novel - intelligently chilling, it's a dark, compelling read about how a man's life can change in a moment; about where the desire for truth - and for revenge - can lead; about love and fear and hatred. And it is also about the question of blood...
In 1944, just days after the liberation of Paris, Charles Jackson sees something horrific: a man, apparently drinking the blood of a murdered woman. Terrified, he does nothing, telling himself that worse things happen in wars. Seven years later he returns to the city - and sees the same man dining in the company of a fascinating young woman. When they leave the restaurant, Charles decides to follow...