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Sayonara. The world’s largest Liquid Natural Gas tanker. She represents a huge and risky investment for Heritage Mariner. The first vessel of this size to sail without a crew, using only computer control and millimetre-precise GPS positioning, she is programmed to dock automatically in Japan.Her cargo has the potential of fifty-five atom bombs, which will power the construction of the floating city of Kujukuri thirty-five miles west of Tokyo. But four days before docking, a group of pirates goes aboard, breaks into her secure areas, hacks her computers and takes control. Richard Mariner has ninety-nine hours to assemble a team and retake Sayonara in an increasingly desperate, danger-filled race against time to save his ship, protect his company and safeguard one of the most densely populated areas on earth.

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Peter Tonkin

Peter Tonkin's first novel, KILLER, was published in 1978. His work has included the acclaimed "Mariner" series that have been critically compared with the best of Alistair MacLean, Desmond Bagley and Hammond Innes. More recently he has been working on a series of detective thrillers with an Elizabethan background. This series, "The Master of Defense", has been characterised as 'James Bond meets Sherlock Holmes meets William Shakespeare'. Each story is a classic 'whodunit' with all the clues presented to the reader exactly as they are presented to the hero, Tom Musgrave. The Kirkus Review described them as having 'Elizabethan detail, rousing action sequences, sound detection. ..everything a fan of historical mysteries could hope for. "

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