The tale of murder and revenge set on a remote oil rig, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.
The massive oil-rig is the hub of a great empire, the pride of its billionaire owner.
Lord Worth, predatory and ruthless, has clawed his way to great wealth. Now, he cares for only two things - Seawitch and his two high-spirited daughters. One man knows this:
John Cronkite, trouble-shooter for the world's top oilmen and Worth's ex-victim, is spoiling for revenge.
In one terrifying week, Worth's world explodes.
Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. In 1941 he joined the Royal Navy. After the war he read English at Glasgow University and became a schoolmaster. The two and a half years he spent aboard a wartime cruiser were to give him the background for HMS Ulysses, his remarkably successful first novel, published in 1955. He is now recognized as one of the outstanding popular writers of the 20th century, the author of 29 worldwide bestsellers, many of which have been filmed.