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Dead Calm

by Charles Williams

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John Ingram 44 år og hans kone Rae Osborne på 35 er på bryllupsrejse i hans sejlbåd. De ligger i vindstille rigtig langt ude på havet, da de får øje på en anden båd. En ung mand, Hughie Warriner ror hen til dem og fortæller at han er eneste overlevende af fire ombord. De tre andre er angiveligt død af madforgiftning og desuden er båden synkefærdig. John er dog ikke overbevist og checker efter.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060806559, Paperback)

John and Rae Ingram are alone on their honeymoon yacht in the Pacific, becalmed. It shoud be idyllic. . .but it's not.

On the near horizon a ship is sinking. They rescue its lone passenger, a young man who claims he buried his wife and another couple, dead from food poisoning. But suspicion gnaws at Ingram, a suspicion only too soon justified. Soon Ingram and his wife are nearly overside with the killer's other victims!

"A brilliant tour de force. . .breathtaking." (The New York Times)

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:09:57 -0400)

On the open waters of the Pacific, a couple encounters a stranded madman Rae and Ingram are nineteen days out of the Panama Canal, sailing slowly across the wide, flat Pacific on the Saracen, when they find Hughie Warriner in his dinghy. He was on a pleasure cruise in his yacht, the Orpheus, he says, when food poisoning killed his passengers and his ship began to sink. After an alleged ten days of desperately fighting to stay afloat he spied the Saracen, and rowed to his salvation. Finding the stranded yacht, against Warriner’s wishes, Ingram boards the stranded Orpheus. There he finds Warriner’s passengers—very much alive, and hungry for revenge against the man who attacked them and left them to drown. Ingram tries to get back to his ship, but is too late. Warriner escapes with his yacht, taking Rae hostage, and Ingram hasno means to save them but tattered sails, a sinking ship, and rage that burns hotter than the merciless Pacific sun.… (more)

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