North Star. First Edition in dustjacket

By: INNES, Hammond

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INNES, Hammond. North Star. London : Collins, 1974 .First UK Edition. Pp (14),15-318,(2). 8vo, blue cloth. Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 1031. A thriller set on a semi-submersible drilling rig in the North Sea. In shallowwater and currents, Innes' writing rivals Erskine Childers; here he offers us a runaway oil platform headed towards the deadliest rip in the Shetland s. "Hammond Innes is at his best when writing about the sea. here he takes us into Shetland Waters, deep in North Sea oil. But though the semi-submersible drilling platform North Star dominates the book, the story is of a mantorn by self-doubt and seeking the inner strength of build a new life for himself. Mike Randall, one-time militant with a police record, now mate of a distant-water trawler, come into Aberdeen to be confronted with an appalling choice put to him by men he doesn't like and doesn't trust. To postponethe moment of decision, he goes north to Shetland. There, amid the wild ba re island hills with their endless vistas of water, the lure of an old trawler beached in one of the voes proves irresistible. So, too, does the legalowner, Gertrude Petersen. The book's climax - a giant oil-rig cut adrift a nd being swept into the deadliest tide-rip in Shetland - though seen through randall's eyes as part of his personal dilemma, and the means of resolving his inner conflict, also brings home to us most vividly the elements of risk and tension inherent in getting oil ashore where men are operating to the limits of technology in very dangerous seas." from the dj. Penned names,else very good in price--clipped dustjacket. 20.00

Title: North Star. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: INNES, Hammond

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Collins, London, 1974, ISBN:0002215721:

Seller ID: 30269

Keywords: NAUTICAL OIL RIGS HULL ENGLISH BRITISH FICTION NORTH SEA SHIPWRECK SHETLANDS,