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Review Maddon's rock

The TrikkalaMined in the early hours of th Marchmiles north west of Tromso Norway she was listed as sunk Over a year later she was reported off the Hebrides in a gale sending out an SOS I'd been a year in prison and I wanted the trut. Many of the elements that will appear later in The Wreck of the Mary Deare can be found in this Innes postwar novel some eight years earlier The urgency to chase through choppy cold seas laden with dangerous rocks the salvaging of a mystery ship and the lengthy proceedings of a maritime court case That and the tale of two captains taking very different pathsThere is another coincidence here I suppose it is a coincidence at least And that is the plot device that surrounds the loss of the Trikkala and its cargo of silver bullion The deception at work is very similar to that which appeared in The Wake of the Red Witch The latter appeared on movie screens the same year Innes published his novel 1948 Garland Roark s novel itself was published two years earlier And of course Roark s story about pirates volcanoes and the East Indies Fair Wind to Java came about also in 1948 before being made into a movie in 1953 Lots of inspiration for Innes in those two works I think Nonetheless the pacing and characteristic teases in which Innes gradually drops hints of impending trouble into his story are present in Maddon s Rock to make this work in both style and substance an identifiable creation of Hammond Innes

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Maddon's rock

H His little bloodshot eyes looked up at me with a grotesue expression half crafty half pleading I wrenched at his arm again and repeated my uestion 'A share of the silver' he cried And then in uick succession 'It wasn't any of my bu. Very exciting WWII sea storyThere is great naval detail of northern waters in this tale of mutiny and piracy on 1945 6 There is an exciting prison escape in the middle of the book between the sea episodes

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Siness He was the captain It wasn't my idea I tell you He'd have killed me along with the rest if I hadn't done what he said I couldn't do anything to save them I couldn't help them You must believe that It was nothing to do with me'. Interesting turn of characters and eventsNot at all what I expected This books interesting characters and events which move in unusual patterns to follow through the book


10 thoughts on “Maddon's rock

  1. says:

    Hammond Innes was a thriller writer of the great British post war generation along with Desmond Bagley Gavin Lyall and others This is a salt encrusted sea story about a couple of British army enlisted men assigned to guard a shipment of silver being shipped to the UK from Murmansk on a creaky old freighter in

  2. says:

    Many of the elements that will appear later in The Wreck of the Mary Deare can be found in this Innes postwar novel some eight years earlier The urgency to chase through choppy cold seas laden with dangerous rocks the salvaging of a mystery shi

  3. says:

    Always a good read from this old master I used to read these in my late teens and twenties and always enjoyed them Good clean old fashioned adventure Probably a little tame by today's standards but no reason not to like it His work is timeless

  4. says:

    Maddon's Rock is a very solid thriller in 3 acts Set towards the end of WW2 and just after like many of Innes' bo

  5. says:

    Another excellent story from Hammond Innes His ability to create suspense and paint an image is superb The range of characters gives the book

  6. says:

    Very exciting WWII sea storyThere is great naval detail of northern waters in this tale of mutiny and piracy on 1945 6 There is an exciting prison escape in the middle of the book between the sea episodes

  7. says:

    Interesting turn of characters and eventsNot at all what I expected This books interesting characters and events which move in unusua

  8. says:

    Good read

  9. says:

    I'm pretty sure I'd read this one before years ago Bits of it seemed familiar but it obviously wasn't all that memorable It was an ok

  10. says:

    Husband really looked forward to listening to this and wasn't disappointedWill be downloading the rest of Mr Innes books Great narration too Descriptive without too much violence and an easy read at bed time