Red River

Red River

By Peter Tonkin

Severn House Publishers, Hardcover, 9780727869685, 214pp.

Publication Date: February 2011


A new thriller set in China in Peter Tonkin's Mariner series - Richard Mariner has just ridden out an earthquake powerful enough to destroy the Three Gorges Dam. He knows he should be ordering his ship, the Poseidon, back down the Yangtze at flank speed. But several things are making him hesitate: Architect Chang, the mother of the Poseidon's captain, is missing and may need urgent help; his wife, Robin, puts humanitarianism far above self-preservation; and he has no intention of leaving his new launch, Marilyn, lost overboard during the earthquake, drifting in the river's shipping lanes . . .

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.