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With his own boat the motor yacht Sea Fox former naval officer Philip Vivian had hoped to earn a living free from the petty restrictions of everyday life close to the sea he loved Now however his dream is threatened. One of the few Douglas Reeman books where war is not going on This takes place after WWII and involves counterfeit money and drugs changing hands Starts off well but in the middle too many pages given to the captivity In the end it picks up again

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High Water

By financial difficulties So when a profitable if legally dubious proposition is put to him by an old naval comrade in arms Vivian is willing to listen But what starts out as a harmless adventure soon turns into so. Minor Spoilers Very different from Reemans s usually fare of WWII naval combat stories This one is crime thriller with ties to the sea It all starts when Phillip Vivian is short of money to repay the mortgage on his small motor yacht Sea Fox He heads to London to meet with his creditors hoping to sort something out and bumps to into an old naval comrade from the war who is able to offer him a job Just a little run of to France and back with one passenger No assuming Vivian is not a complete idiot this job should have rung all sorts of alarm bells as he was being offered 700 pounds all in cash by a travel agency ostensibly to take money over to pay their agents in France It s just than the tight money regulations post war allow to be moved The novel is set in the early 1950s when 700 pounds would have been a very large sum in deed and one would think Vivian might well suspect that the whole venture is criminal He asked a few uestions and believes all he is told Not surprisingly the venture is extremely criminal and he is drawn further and further into a serious criminal smuggling operation The tension builds as Reeman steers the reader through one red herring after another The surprise identity of the man in overall charge is heavily trailed and is easily picked up by the reader there is just a nagging doubt that the steer is too obvious it might be the final red herring The ending was disappointing as it leaves one or two of the plot lines unfinished particularly those around police action being taken against Vivian first for a crime the reader knows he hasn t done and then for escaping police custody Still overall a good easy read

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Mething altogether sinister And Vivian finds himself trapped in a treacherous web of violence and crime dangerously torn between his stubborn sense of past loyalties and his duty to a society he has always despised.. Probably the weakest book by the author


10 thoughts on “High Water

  1. says:

    This tale is a departure from the usual fare of derring do perils and thrills on the high seas in wartime that is the hallmark of Douglas Reeman's novels It is centered around Philip Vivian a World War II veteran of the Royal Navy whose love and affinity for the sea has made it difficult for him to wholly adjust to living

  2. says:

    One of the few Douglas Reeman books where war is not going on This takes place after WWII and involves counterfeit money and drugs changing hands Starts off well but in the middle too many pages given to the captivity In the end it

  3. says:

    An Adeuate read but not near any of my Favourites by Reeman Started off well but floundered in the middle and the end pushed it to th

  4. says:

    With his own boat the motor yacht Sea Fox former naval officer Philip Vivian had hoped to earn a living free from the petty restrictions of everyday life close to the sea he loved Now however his dream is threatened by financial difficulties So when a profitable i

  5. says:

    The second book Reeman wrote is uite a departure from his usual war on the high seas Rather it's a plain thriller in the Alistair MacLean genre a post WWIi Wavy Navy officer's attempt to return to civilian life w

  6. says:

    Minor Spoilers Very different from Reemans’s usually fare of WWII naval combat stories This one is crime thriller with ties to the sea It all starts when Phillip Vivian is short of money to repay the mortgage on his small motor yacht Sea Fox He heads to London to meet with his creditors hoping to sort something out and bumps to

  7. says:

    Oh my High Water is the second book published by the writer clearly still looking for his own distinct style What's it's been written

  8. says:

    Philip is hoping to save up for his own boat but when he decides to go in with an old friend from the Navy he finds himself falling for the daughter of a smuggler that ends up drawing him into a series of lies and death Reeman will

  9. says:

    Probably the weakest book by the author

  10. says:

    Pretty disappointing I like to read an author in the order that they wrote the books and after reading DR's first book I w