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The Ship Breakers (Richard Mariner #17)

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The new Mariner adventureRichard and Robin Mariner are supplying retired tankers to a Russian consortium. When Robin attracts the attentions of a shadowy group of men, she seeks refuge on board Prometheus4 and makes a desperate phone call to Richard. But Richard is incommunicado in Archangel police station, standing over a corpse found aboard Prometheus4 that very morning. ...more
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Severn House Publishers
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Gay Ann
Oct 16, 2012 Gay Ann rated it it was amazing
This adventurous science fiction opens in a future American Gulf city, where oil has run out and the seas rising has caused cities to be submerged underwater. Nailer, a small, thin, scarred teenager, is gathering copper wiring from salvaged oil tankers, in order to just survive and to make his quota for his heartless boss. Other teens are just waiting to take his place on the light crew in this dog eat dog world of poverty. Readers are immediately thrust into a world of have and have nots. The f ...more
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Mar 18, 2012 Kevin rated it did not like it
This is powerful young adult dystopian novel set in the not-so-distant American future. The main character, Nailer, an adolescent recycler of materials scavenged from old ships, finds himself embroiled in a conflict with large multi-national corporations. Add to that mix a young lady from the ruling class and you've got A Tale of Two Cities meets the Hunger Games. Plus there are genetically altered beasts. It's a pretty cool read.
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2011 Printz winner. Well done dystopian with some nice touches and strong on the adventure aspects.
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Interesting dystopia book. Way too much swearing, but otherwise a good read.
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Peter Tonkin's first novel, KILLER, was published in 1978. His work has included the acclaimed "Mariner" series that have been critically compared with the best of Alistair MacLean, Desmond Bagley and Hammond Innes.

More recently he has been working on a series of detective thrillers with an Elizabethan background. This series, "The Master of Defense", has been characterised as 'James Bond meets Sh
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