Returning to the Dundee of 1860 after years in the army, Robert Douglas finds employment with George Gilbride, a whaling-ship owner known as the Wizard. Drugged by sinister gangster John Wylie, Douglas wakens on board the steam-whaler Redgauntlet bound for the Artic, and discovers that his companions believe the ship is haunted and do not expect to return. After an initial clash, Douglas befriends the ship's mate, "Bully Houston", and together thay begin to unravel a year-old mystery.More
"It has a jolting opening, an unashamedly fast pace, and a compelling hero in Robert Douglas." (The Scotsman
"The author's imaginative emapthy for his subject...creates a pleasurable sense of historical authenticity in his novel...without clogging the arteries of adventure." (Sunday Herald)
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