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21225. Scott, Justin. The Shipkiller. New York. 1978.

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21225. Scott, Justin. The Shipkiller. New York. 1978.

21225. Scott, Justin. The Shipkiller. New York. 1978. 342p. DJ. Signed by the author. After reading just the first page, you will be instantly caught up in the story. “The Shipkiller” is a thrilling, compelling tale! It is about the vengeance of Peter Hardin, whose wife is lost at sea when their yacht is crushed by a gigantic oil-tanker. The pursuit and destruction of Leviathan becomes a vendetta, and the reader very quickly comes to share Hardin’s obsession. The premise may be far-fetched, but the story is so vividly written it becomes real. The passages on sailing are especially riveting, as are the descriptions of the blighted locales wherein Hardin stalks his prey. Every force of man and nature seems determined to destroy our hero; but the reader will cheer him along every tormented step of his voyage. This “killer” novel has been reprinted a number of times so that many others can enjoy the experience of reading it. Clean, crisp. Rare author’s signature. (VG+). $44.