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High Water

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With his own boat, the motor yacht Sea Fox, former naval officer Philip Vivian had hoped to earn a living free from the petty restrictions of everyday life, close to the sea he loved.Now, however, his dream is threatened by financial difficulties. So when a profitable, if legally dubious, proposition is put to him by an old naval comrade in arms, Vivian is willing to liste ...more
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Published December 2011 by Cornerstone Digital (first published 1974)
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KOMET
This tale is a departure from the usual fare of derring-do, perils and thrills on the high seas in wartime that is the hallmark of Douglas Reeman's novels. It is centered around Philip Vivian, a World War II veteran of the Royal Navy whose love and affinity for the sea has made it difficult for him to wholly adjust to living under the strictures of life in late 1950s postwar Britain. As a way of making a living, he had been taking tourists on seasonal trips along the shore and out at sea in his ...more
George
Sep 16, 2012 George rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

With his own boat, the motor yacht Sea Fox, former naval officer Philip Vivian had hoped to earn a living free from the petty restrictions of everyday life, close to the sea he loved. Now, however, his dream is threatened by financial difficulties. So when a profitable, if legally dubious, proposition is put to him by an old naval comrade in arms, Vivian is willing to listen. But what starts out as a harmless adventure soon turns into something altogether more sinister. And Vivian finds himself

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Nooilforpacifists
The second book Reeman wrote is quite a departure from his usual war on the high seas. Rather, it's a plain thriller, in the Alistair MacLean genre: a post-WWIi Wavy-Navy officer's attempt to return to civilian life, when complications (and thugs) arrive. Reeman had much to learn about writing, but this book most resembles Cornwell's Scoundrel.
Jleslie48
Pretty disappointing.
I like to read an author in the order that they wrote the books and after reading DR's first book I was excited to start this one. While the story line was fine, the characters get themselves into just plain ridiculous situations, too hard to believe. I'm hoping the third book is better.
Tim
Feb 09, 2014 Tim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
DR's second book, not his 'trademark' naval war story, but well worth reading
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AKA Alexander Kent.
Douglas Edward Reeman (born 15 October 1924, Thames Ditton) is a British author who has written many historical fiction books on the Royal Navy, mainly set during either World War II or the Napoleonic Wars.

Reeman joined the Royal Navy in 1940, at the age of 16, and served during World War II and the Korean War. He eventually rose to the rank of lieutenant. In addition to being a
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