The Petros Jupiter lies on the rocks, her tanks ripped open and the seas all round her heavy and dark with the filthy stuff that is leaking out of her. Trevor Rodin and his wife Karen, living in a tiny cottage on the cliffs by Land’s End, have seen it all before, the oil slicks and the seabirds dying. For them the Petros Jupiter is the last straw.
This is Hammond Innes at his magnificent best, telling the story of a woman who challenged the apathy of the authorities and by her terrible, appalling action sent her husband back to the sea in an obsessive quest for the truth.
And as the search moves from London to the Gulf, round Africa and back into the ship-congested Channel, Hammond Innes rips the cover off a hidden world of fraud and piracy.
A totally riveting story.