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CADE, Steven. Slade's Marauder. (London) : Souvenir Press, (1980). First Edition. Pp (8),9-256. 8vo (133 x 205 mm), blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. With map end-papers.
Steven Cade was the pseudonym of Tony Williamson (b. December 18, 1932, Manchester - d. June 19, 1991) prolific British television writer, including for The Avengers.
Steven Cade's first novel, set in the Caribbean in the early days of World War Two.
"For years Lincoln P. Slade and his undisciplined crew had been a byword throughout the Caribbean for drunkenness, debauchery and lust. Banned in half the ports of the West Indies, his small, dilapidated freighter the Tinkerbelle wove its lethargic and erratic way through the islands, pursued by many an impassioned sermon from the outraged local clergy - to the great satisfaction of Slade and his men.
Then it happened. On a hot December afternoon in 1939 they found themselves sailing through a sea of bloated bodies, a nightmare world of mutilated women and children, innocent victims of the German marauder Tamerande. Slade's idyllic but purposeless world was shattered: in a moment he became a stern, upright man with a purpose — the firm resolve to hunt down and destroy the disguised merchant vessel sent by Hitler to prey on shipping in the Caribbean. The sight of those bodies, the knowledge that they had been brutally slaughtered as they cruised aboard a peaceful American liner, blinded him to all else.
Refusing to admit that his slow, unarmed and barely seaworthy freighter was no match for the powerful merchant vessel with its concealed guns and deadly torpedo tubes, he embarked on an impossible quest. Amid the colourful beauty of the palm-fringed, silver-sanded Virgin Islands, he harried and haunted the German marauder with a skill born of ruthless determination."- from the dj.
Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 50.00
Title: Slade's Marauder. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher: Souvenir Press, London, 1980, ISBN:0285624407: 1980
ISBN Number: 0285624407
ISBN Number 13: 9780285624405
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