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Night of Error

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The sea and its secrets always fascinated the Trevelyan brothers. It is on an expedition to a remote Pacific atoll that Mark dies - a natural death Mike is told.
There was no love lost between the brothers. But the circumstances surrounding Mark's death were suspicious enough to force Mike to investigate - even without the series of violent attacks on him that followed.
314 pages
Published 1985 by Fontana (first published 1984)
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Rik
Sep 27, 2016 Rik rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, adventure
An easy read with a nice twist right at the end. Some dated views regarding women and some racist language, reflecting the era it was written in.
Jim
Jun 07, 2014 Jim rated it liked it
In the early eighties, I couldn't get enough of thrillers by the likes of Desmond Bagley and Alistair MacLean. Now they feel a little dated. This book was actually published posthumously despite being one of the first which Bagley wrote. It is okay, but not as good as his best (like "Flyaway"). I'm not sure the meaning of the title "Night of Error".

Our hero is Mike, an oceanographer, whose brother died in mysterious circumstances on a remote Pacific atoll. Mike decides to investigate with a team
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Jenny
May 10, 2010 Jenny rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed listening to this book. I read most of Desmond Bagley's books when I was a teen and I was hoping that my memory served me correctly. Having read this novel gave me an appreciation for the maturity of my reading level at that time as I loved the book just as much now as I did then. Often I don't enjoy reading recent books where technology is lacking, but this didn't bother me in this book at all. As they dealt with oceanography it was a field I know nothing about anyway, so the ...more
Huw Collingbourne
Jun 09, 2013 Huw Collingbourne rated it it was ok
This is by far the worst Desmond Bagley novel I've read (and I've read most of them). It is a very simple and totally unbelievable adventure story that seems to be trying to be a Hammond Innes novel (it reminded me of Innes's 'Strode Venturer') but badly failing. According to Wikipedia, this was Bagley's first novel but he never published it (wisely, in my opinion). After his death, his wife had it revised and published. If you've never read any Desmond Bagley, try Running Blind, The Freedom ...more
Werehare
Jan 09, 2014 Werehare rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
2/10

Porcheria "avventurosa" in stile Clive Cussler. Lo stile è sciatto, con infodump come se non ci fosse un domani; i personaggi sono stupidi, assumono una spia nella loro nave e poi vengono presi quasi di sorpresa dai sabotaggi, lasciano in giro prove decisive e documenti segreti, dicono a un uomo che verrà protetto e poi non mandano nessuno a proteggerlo; ci sono gnocche in ogni angolo; i Bbbuoni sono espertissimi nelle arti combattive ma, manco a dirlo, aborrono l'omicidio e la violenza fine
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Julian Walker
Dec 04, 2014 Julian Walker rated it liked it
One of his early works, published much later. Bagley's thorough research into oceanography provides a highly original backdrop to a tale of family intrigue, piracy, industrial espionage and, of course, the ordinary bloke as a hero.

Good stuff, neatly done. Enjoyable thriller.
Joanne
Jan 09, 2014 Joanne rated it it was amazing
I first read this a number of years ago, but rediscovered it recently on kindle- & loved it just as much as I did back then. Bagley is a master storyteller.
Diana Oliveira
Sep 18, 2015 Diana Oliveira rated it it was amazing
Desmond Bagley is one of my favourite authors. I recommend reading not only this book but any of his books you come across!
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Desmond Bagley was a British journalist and novelist principally known for a series of best-selling thrillers. Along with fellow British writers such as Hammond Innes and Alistair MacLean, Bagley established the basic conventions of the genre: a tough, resourceful, but essentially ordinary hero pitted against villains determined to sow destruction and chaos in order to advance their agenda.

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