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Tonkin, Peter

Works: 75 works in 249 publications in 3 languages and 11,142 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Sea stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Adventure stories  Adventure stories, English 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6070.O498, 823.914
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Publications about Peter Tonkin
Publications by Peter Tonkin
Most widely held works about Peter Tonkin
Most widely held works by Peter Tonkin
The coffin ship by Peter Tonkin( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 698 libraries worldwide
Richard Mariner, founder of a crew finding agency in London, takes over as captain of a giant supertanker in the Persian Gulf and struggles to bring the ship to safe harbor against a faceless enemy
The fire ship by Peter Tonkin( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 583 libraries worldwide
A burning ship, the seizure of a ship and her crew, and the kidnapping of a diplomat are all linked to a terrorist group
The ship breakers by Peter Tonkin( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 527 libraries worldwide
Richard and Robin Mariner are supplying retired tankers to a Russian consortium. When Robin attracts the attentions of a shadowy group of men, she seeks refuge on board Prometheus4 and makes a desperate phone call to Richard. But Richard is incommunicado in Archangel police station, standing over a corpse found aboard Prometheus4 that very morning. And the Russian investigators suspect there are plenty more where that one came from
River of ghosts by Peter Tonkin( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
Deep in the darkest reaches of the East China Sea, the remote vessel Neptune edges through the utter blackness along the Ryuku Trench, guided by the steady hands of Richard and Robin Mariner. The Mariners are actually five thousand meters above Neptune. They are seated side by side in the virtual environment presented by the vehicle control room of Poseidon, testing their company Heritage Mariner's latest acquisition. Suddenly a distress call comes in. A submarine has become trapped on the seabed nearby and its crew are rapidly running out of air. The trapped submarine has been on news networks for the last few days as its widely publicized mission is to recover a fortune in gold lost aboard the greatest of Kublai Khan's huge treasure ships, which sailed for Japan in 1281 and vanished without trace. But as the Mariners and their associates guide Neptune to the rescue of the submariners trapped far below, a different, darker, story becomes plain. Was the submarine's voyage simply a cover for another, more sinister, mission?
Benin Light by Peter Tonkin( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 libraries worldwide
Benin Light, the lighthouse marker for the bay that will lead to Granville Harbour, wild and inaccessible on the western coast of Africa, is a welcome sight for Richard and Robin Mariner. Until someone opens fire on them. The couple are shocked to see Sergeant Voroshilov, a Russian Militia man who left Robin lucky to be alive after their last encounter. And when armed guards arrive at their hotel to arrest Richard, trouble really begins
High wind in Java by Peter Tonkin( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 437 libraries worldwide
Richard Mariner is out to buy the revolutionary vessel Tai Fun, but not if multi-millionaire eco-warrior Nic Greenbaum has his way. The situation is further complicated when the tiny island of Pulau Baya, Tai Funs final port of call, is torn by a series of unexplained, overwhelming disasters. Helpless and desperate, the islanders go out to pirate and pillage. And the first vessel to appear over their horizon is the Tai Fun
Red river by Peter Tonkin( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
Riding out an earthquake that has just destroyed the Three Gorges Dam, Richard Mariner's escape down the Yangtze River is put off to search for the mother of the Poseidon's captain who is missing
Ice Station : a Mariner novel by Peter Tonkin( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
Late summer in the Siberian Sea. Richard Mariner stands in the main control centre of Ice Station Zemlya, Russia's massive new floating nuclear facility. But there are dangerous undercurrents. The international team setting up Zemlya are riven with disagreement, and there has been a relentless series of apparent accidents. But as a huge ice storm whirls towards the platform, threatening to cast it adrift in US waters, Richard realizes that someone is plotting to bring about a nuclear catastrophe
Resolution burning by Peter Tonkin( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 libraries worldwide
The gripping new Richard Mariner adventure Richard Mariner battles across a stormy Antarctic Ocean to find the great French super tanker, Lady Mary, drifting aflame towards the volcanic outcrop of Kerguelen Island. His task is a desperate one: alone, he has just one hundred hours to rescue the vessel before she sets off a catastrophic explosion. But when Richard arrives aboard, he finds only mystery and opposition. Did the senior officers die in unexplained accidents or were they murdered? Were the fires aboard simple bad luck or complex fraud? Is he facing the plans of desperate businessmen or the machinations of deadly terrorists? Trapped aboard, Richard must work fast. Within one day he must restore power. Within two he must restore communications. Within three he must prepare the tanker to face a hurricane. And within four he must get Lady Mary towed into Resolution Passage and out of trouble or she will set off the greatest volcanic eruption since Krakatoa
Dead sea : a Richard Mariner adventure by Peter Tonkin( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
"An ambitious ecological experiment plunges Richard and Robin Mariner in deadly waters ... Heritage Mariner and Greenbaum International have financed an ecological experiment to prove how swiftly rubbish can foul the oceans by dropping and tracking a plastic bottle into a Tokyo river. Filled with lottery tickets for extra publicity -- one of which could be worth $55 million -- Robin Mariner and Nic Greenbaum's only child, Libby, will race each other across the Pacific to see who can reach the bottle first, but when it is discovered that it contains the winning ticket the experiment suddenly becomes part of a much deadlier game"--
Killer by Peter Tonkin( Book )
10 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Black pearl : a Richard Mariner novel by Peter Tonkin( Book )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
Richard Mariner leads a team into the heart of an African jungle to find an incalculable fortune in minerals in a territory claimed by a guerrilla army
Thunder Bay by Peter Tonkin( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in Undetermined and English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Richard and Robin Mariner help with the investigation of the murder of a young woman found floating in the Canadian part of Lake Superior
The prison ship by Peter Tonkin( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Visiting the Maritime Museum at Chatham, Richard Mariner and his daughter are caught up in an attempted terrorist attack, and after the three young marine engineers accused of the crime are arrested and confined to the prision ship Fleet, Richard wonders why these three skilled men failed at their mission
Cape Farewell by Peter Tonkin( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
When Richard Mariner's tug Sisyphus is hit by a huge rogue wave off the Greenland coast, only superb seamanship and good luck save her. The vessels ahead of Sissy are not so fortunate and an ever-more desperate race begins as Sissy must pull the stricken submarine Quebec up towards the surface, and somehow keep her there as they battle towards their rendezvous with a rescue fleet at the southern point of Greenland the ominously named Cape Farewell
Titan 10 by Peter Tonkin( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
July 2008. Prometheus 4, the first of a new generation of super-tankers, plunges round the North Cape, heading for its rendezvous in the Barents Sea with Titan 10, from which it will collect its cargo. Formerly a nuclear submarine, Titan 10's missiles have been replaced by tanks carrying 10,000 tons of oil. Oil collected from a wellhead deep beneath the Kara Sea. When the two vessels meet, there is no response from Titan 10 and Captain Richard Mariner crosses to investigate. The submarine is utterly deserted. And the oil is gone. Mariner and his crew follow Titan 10's computer guidance records back along the track of her last, mysterious voyage into the ice-bound, storm-wracked Kara Sea - to face the greatest dangers of all
Volcano Roads by Peter Tonkin( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
Richard and Robin Mariner are aboard Tai Fun, preparing to join their friends at the opening ceremony of the luxury Volcano Roads hotel on the Indonesian island of Pulau Bayta, when they spot two bodies floating in the still Java Sea. The victims are marine police, and while one of them is beyond help, the other is clinging to life. As they rush the dying woman to shore, it seems that the eyes of the entire world are on the island, the hotel and the dazzling ceremony. But, even allowing for the mysterious patient, Richard and Robin soon discover that all is not as it should be. There are fortunes to be made on this rejuvenated island and everyone -- from the clearly legitimate to the ruthlessly criminal -- wants a slice of the action--Publisher's description
One head too many by Peter Tonkin( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
"London 1594. Tom Musgrave snatches a beautiful girl from under the feet of a mob playing football on London Bridge. But her breathless thanks are drowned by horrified screams. The football has vanished. In its place, a severed head is rolling down into Southwark ..."--Front flap of jacket
Dark heart : a Mariner novel by Peter Tonkin( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Richard and Robin Mariner are among a select group of guests at the Presidential Palace in Granville Harbour in a West African nation. Trouble arises when the dense jungle compound belonging to the President's daughter and her friend is overrun by a terrorist militia led by a charismatic madman. Richard and Robin are inexorably sucked into the dark heart of the Delta, where the President's grip is weakest, where lawlessness is fiercest, and where they soon come face to face with an uncontrollable evil
Deadly impact : a Richard Mariner nautical adventure by Peter Tonkin( Book )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
When pirates take control of a ship carrying the equivalent of fifty-five atom bombs, it is up to Richard Mariner and his team to retake the ship and prevent a deadly disaster
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English (93)
Spanish (4)
Italian (1)
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