A journey by yacht on the Pacific by six people. They are Logan, the captain and restless heir to a Glasgow fortune; Elspeth, his troubled second wife; Alec, a painter from Edinburgh who has decided to change his life by moving to New Zealand; Gabriel a pretty cook with whom Logan sleeps; and mariners Nick and Sandro. A study in characters by the author of A Case of Knives.
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When Logan Urquhart, a wealthy Scots American, advertises for strong, able-bodied men to sail the Ardent Spirits on the last leg of a Pacific journey from the Panama Canal to New Zealand, Alec Dundas ... Read full review