The Lonely Sea Author:Alistair MacLean As millions of readers know, what is so special about the work of Alistair MacLean is his extraordinary evocation of the power and lure of the sea, and the incredible courage and endurance of the men for whom it is life. MacLean is such a man. He knows and loves the sea, and he understands the seafaring life because he has lived it. — Thirty year... more »s after the publication of his first book, collected here for the first time are one master author's stories of the sea. They include his very first prizewinning achievement, a haunting tale of the love an old seaman bears his two sons - a love so great that he takes an old fishing boat out in a terrifying storm, risking his and his crew's lives, in order to rescue them.
There are stories of wartime battles, of rescues from sinking ships, of gunboat espionage. There are tales of the characters who sail the sea, the captain with his prized gold watch, the shifty jewel smuggler, the heroin dealer - brilliant, compelling stories, a treasury of vintage MacLean.« less
This is a collection of sea stories by the master story teller Alistair Maclean. There are stories of wartime battles, of rescues from sinking ships, of gunboat espionage. This is a treasury of vintage Maclean, the only problem being the length of the stories. One wants them to go on and being short stories, they end way too quickly.