John Rossendale è uno zingaro del mare. Da quattro anni va in giro per gli oceani, libero come il vento, a bordo del suo cutter "Sunflower". A richiamarlo a casa è la voce imperiosa della madre morente. Coinvolto negli intrighi della sua nobile, e decaduta famiglia, viene accusato della sparizione dell'unico oggetto di valore ancora in possesso dei Rossendale: uno dei famosi "Girasole" di Van Gogh. Il lupo di mare, l'uomo libero, è in gabbia, trascinato in una spirale di bassezze, ricatti e delitti, solo contro tutti.
- ISBN: 8878194263
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 332
Book 2 in a series of seafaring thrillers published 1989. An easy 4 stars. I’ve read nearly all of Bernard Cornwell’s historical novels and I’ve enjoyed them all. This was the first time that I have read a work of his not steeped in history. One of the many things I like about Mr. Cornwell’s work is hi Leggi tutto
Another seafaring thriller from Bernard Cornwell. The story in this one is quite slow, and flavoured with romance, and there's lots of technical detail when it comes to the sailing; Cornwell can't resist showing off his proficiency. Despite all this, it's a cracking read with some wonderful chapters Leggi tutto
A good thriller. As usual for a Bernard Cornwell's book it ended with a cruel twist.
Though best known for his historical fiction, Cornwell also turned out a couple of nautical thrillers in his early days. Killer's Wake is one of them. John Rossendale, 28th Lord of Stowey, is the black sheep of his family and has taken to the sea in his sailboat Sunflower to escape their scorn. Calle Leggi tutto
Sea fare Basic sea and sailing based thriller which calls to mind the thrillers of the 1930s. The sailing is well researched or written from experience but the plot is somewhat predictable
This is a very British book about low-end royalty (think Earls), sailing, family squabbles, murder, art , betrayal and love. There's both a lot going on and then pages of just sailing talk. The book does build to a crescendo that would make a heck of movie scene due to the open ocean nature of thing Leggi tutto
A modern adventure with sailing as a main character. A good read.
Another rollicking thriller from Bernard Cornwell. His thrillers are not world changing stories, they usually involve a boat and a dissaffected Englishman, a sultry, mysterious woman, and usually have a twist or two. This is no different - but it's still a page turner, even though it is all a little Leggi tutto
Having read all of Cornwell's historical novels I am going through the five books of his thriller/mystery genre. This is the fourth I have read and it is definitely the best so far. It has a lot of sailing which I like and also a nice little love story which I liked. The writing is very good and the Leggi tutto
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