The Prison Ship

The Prison Ship Cover

The Prison Ship

By Peter Tonkin

Severn House Publishers, Hardcover, 9780727868800, 248pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2010


"An up-to-the-minute new thriller in Peter Tonkin's Mariner series - "Richard Mariner and his daughter are visiting the Maritime Museum at Chatham when they are caught up in an attempted terrorist attack. Three young marine engineers are arrested for the failed attack and confined to the newly commissioned prison ship, "Fleet." But as Richard learns more about the case, a disquieting question develops in his mind: how on earth did these skilled men "fail "in their mission to blow up the Chatham Dockyards and why?

About the Author
Peter Tonkin was born in Ulster, son of an RAF officer. He spent much of his youth travelling the world from one posting to another. He went to school at Portora Royal, Enniskillen and Palmer's, Grays. He sang, acted, and published poetry, winning the Jan Palac Memorial Prize in 1968. He studied English with Seamus Heaney at Queen's Belfast. In his year were Paul Muldoon, Bernard MacLaverty and Ciaran Hinds.