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CALLISON, Brian. A Plague of Sailors. London : Collins, (1971). First Edition. Pp -,(2). 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine.
Brian Richard Callison (b. July 13, 1934, Manchester, England) former Merchant Navy officer and noted author of sea fiction.
"It is just before dawn in a remote Highland glen. At the main gate of what seems to be a hydro-electric station lounges the bored watchman, counting the minutes before he comes off duty. The headlights of a distant car are the only touch of life in a tranquil scene. And then.. And then we are pitchforked into one of the most sensational adventure stories of the last decade, in which germ warfare is harnessed to the needs of a gang of ruthless fanatics. A merchant vessel ploughing across the Mediterranean with a cargo of grain for earthquake-racked Israel; ambush and murder on the high seas; the transformation of eight thousand tons of grain into eight thousand tons of golden murder; a dramatic ramming which leaves the reader almost as breathless as the protagonists; the final explosive denouement with its bitter ironical twist; in A Plague of Sailors the stakes are the lives of a whole nation and the risks are proportionally high." - from the dj.
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Title: A Plague of Sailors. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Collins, London , 1971, ISBN:000221654X: 1971
ISBN Number: 000221654X
ISBN Number 13: 9780002216548
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