My Latest Read – Dangerous Cargo by Pauline Rowson
Genre; Crime Thriller
The body of a man washes up on the Isle of Wight and starts alarm bells ringing in the hierarchy of marine intelligence. As far as they knew, this man had died 50 years ago. So what was going on?
Anxious to discover the truth, the National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS) get former Royal Marine Commando, Art Marvik, to investigate.
Marvik’s investigations catapult him into a trail of danger and intrigue along the Dorset coast and into the path of a killer who will stop at nothing to make sure Marvik does not discover the truth.
Why I enjoyed it –
I have been a fan of Pauline Rowson since reading the first of her DI Andy Horton Mysteries. So when she launched a new crime series featuring ex Royal Marine Commando Art Marvik I was keen to find out about him
It’s a brave author who launches a new hero, and a new series, on readers who are already supremely loyal to a popular character in an existing flagship series.
The new Art Marvik had to compete with DI Andy Horton, the big troubled motorbike-riding detective who lives on a boat in a Portsmouth marina.
The new man had to have plenty of depth, an aura of danger and a dash of intrigue. He needed a past that had left him damaged, and a scarred face, which was a legacy from a previous life and death exploit.
…And he had to engage readers.
Well he engaged me. I loved this fast-paced story with enough twists and turns in a plot that kept me guessing right to the last page.
Pauline Rowson loses no time in plunging the reader right into the throes of the mystery on page one, and the pace is maintained right to the end.
When you approach the last few chapters, and you start reading really slowly because you don’t want it to end, well that’s a good book. This one is packed with detail and plot, so no chance of nodding off half way through.
If you enjoy an exciting crime novel, where you can rush breathlessly alongside the hero as he unravels a complicated mystery while fending off one danger after another, then you should give this one a try. It won’t disappoint.
My thanks to the author and publisher Severn House for my digital copy.