When a powerful and vengeful man hellbent on destroying Juan Cabrillo, Chairman of the Corporation and Captain of the tramp steamer, the high-tech Oregon, builds a ship identical to the Oregon, and which is just as well armed, he has every chance of succeeding. Cabrillo is lured to the waters off the coast of Brazil when three undercover agents are exposed and he is the only resource in the area the CIA can call on to rescue them.
A heart-pounding read: From one narrow escape to the next, Cabrillo soon realises that he has never faced as ruthless an enemy. For every move he makes, his enemy counters the Oregon with ruthless destruction. The only difference between the combatants is Cabrillo’s tried and trusted crew, but even they may not be enough to prevent the final disaster.
I’m not sure why I liked this one as well as, if not better than, any of its predecessors. But there was something tangibly less flippant about it that had me more involved. I was hooked right up to the unexpected finale.
Many thanks to Penguin Random House, SA for this ARC from Penguin/Michael Joseph.