The Shipkiller by Justin Scott
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A novel of love and revenge set on the high seas, by New York Times bestselling author Justin Scott (co-author of The Thief, #1 New York Times bestseller), considered one of the best maritime thrillers ever written, back in print after twenty-five years.

It was the largest moving object on the face of the earth, but for Carolyn and Peter Hardin it was a towering wall of steel bursting out of a squall at full speed, bearing down on their ketch Siren. In a few dramatic moments, Siren was shattered by the indifferent juggernaut. Struggling for his life, Peter Hardin felt the hand of his wife being torn from his grip as the huge white letters on the supertanker’s stern–Leviathan—steamed away.Thus begins an odyssey of revenge that embraces the distant waters of the world, from the titanic storms of the South Atlantic to the oil-slicked reaches of the Persian Gulf. Selected as one of the best thrillers ever published by The Thriller Writers of America—and now back in print for the first time in twenty-five years—The Shipkiler is the story of one man determined to win at sea the justice he has been denied on land. 


About Justin Scott

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Justin Scott has written twenty-nine novels, including two Edgar Award nominations. Scott has co-authored four thrillers with Clive Cussler; the most recent, The Race, debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list. (The Thief will be published in March 2012.) Scott's new Robert Ludlum novel, The Janson Command, to be published under his pseudonym Paul Garrison, hits bookstores in February 2012.
Published January 1, 1978 by Dial Press. 340 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, History. Fiction

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Peter Hardin and his wife Carolyn are happily sailing their small boat when the world's largest supertanker Leviathan sails out of a blind fog and splinters them, killing her, then sails on unaware of the accident.

Sep 28 1978 | Read Full Review of The Shipkiller: A Novel

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Clive Cussler, Scott’s collaborator on the bestselling The Thief, provides a new preface to this 1978 Scott novel, which PW reviewed that year: “When the world’s largest supertanker collides with Peter Hardin’s small yacht and kills his wife, he vows to avenge her death by destroying the ...

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