An Art Marvik Mystery (1)
By Pauline Rowson
The first in an explosive new marine crime series - ntroducing former Royal Marine Commando, Special Boat Services Officer: Art Marvik
'The Art Marvik series has all the hallmarks of the Rowson brand - a troubled hero, the setting and atmosphere, the sailing and boats, interesting characters, and the intricate, complex plot. It is certainly something that will excite her existing fans and bring in new readers.’ - Edwin Buckhalter, Severn House
'Fans of Rowson’s DI Andy Horton books will be delighted with her new series featuring former marine commando Art Marvik.A tense, terrifying thrill ride that twists and turns with dizzying speed, combined with a likable, smart, tough, but all too human hero, make this a cracking-good new series—action fans need Marvik on their radar.' - Booklist
Former Royal Marine Commando, Special Boat Services Officer Art Marvik, newly out of the marines, is tough, highly trained, fearless, intelligent and fit. He isn’t bound by the rules of law. But injuries inflicted while in combat have forced him to leave the marines and seek a new life in Civvy Street. He thought he’d be able to adjust and carve out a new career for himself on the sea, but his first job as a private maritime security operative goes very wrong when the luxury motor cruiser he was travelling on and had been detailed to guard, gets attacked by pirates in the Indian Ocean, and Marvik finds himself with a bullet in his shoulder and the boat’s owner dead. He’d failed on his first mission in civilian life, and Silent Running opens with him reeling from it.
Marvik’s not sure what lies ahead for him but when his former marine comrade, Shaun Strathen, enlists his help to find a missing computer scientist and a former girlfriend of Marvik’s goes missing after visiting him in his remote Isle of Wight cottage Marvik not only find himself suspected by the police of Charlotte's abduction and possible murder but also of the missing computer research scientist.
Marvik was sent to an elite and expensive boarding school at the age of eleven. He grew up feeling his marine archaeologist parents loved their occupation and their quest for aquatic treasures more than they loved their son. After their death in a diving accident when Marvik was seventeen he joined the marines and put his parents, their life and their wealth behind him. Langton, the psychiatrist, who treated Marvik after a head injury sustained in combat, said he was running away from his emotions, maybe he was, but he would continue running. The past was the past, but the past has a nasty habit of catching up with you and Marvik’s is about to do just that.
'Have read this authors Andy Horton series which I loved, so gave this one a try. Really impressed with it. The main character Art Marvik makes a very interesting change from the normal crime thriller. Hope there is a sequel. Recommend highly.' - Reader Review on Amazon
Published 2015 (Severn House Publ.)
ISBN: 9780727885005 - 224 pages - Hardback
European Rights Available (excl. Poland, Italy, Ireland & Greece)