Maddon's Rock

Maddon s Rock The TrikkalaMined in the early hours of th March miles north west of Tromso Norway she was listed as sunk Over a year later she was reported off the Hebrides in a gale sending out an SO

  • Title: Maddon's Rock
  • Author: Hammond Innes
  • ISBN: 9780006152637
  • Page: 155
  • Format: Paperback
  • The TrikkalaMined in the early hours of 5th March, 1945, 300 miles north west of Tromso, Norway, she was listed as sunk Over a year later she was reported off the Hebrides in a gale, sending out an SOS I d been a year in prison and I wanted the truth His little bloodshot eyes looked up at me with a grotesque expression, half crafty, half pleading I wrenched at his aThe TrikkalaMined in the early hours of 5th March, 1945, 300 miles north west of Tromso, Norway, she was listed as sunk Over a year later she was reported off the Hebrides in a gale, sending out an SOS I d been a year in prison and I wanted the truth His little bloodshot eyes looked up at me with a grotesque expression, half crafty, half pleading I wrenched at his arm again and repeated my question A share of the silver, he cried And then in quick succession It wasn t any of my business He was the captain It wasn t my idea, I tell you He d have killed me along with the rest if I hadn t done what he said I couldn t do anything to save them I couldn t help them You must believe that It was nothing to do with me.

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    1. Hammond Innes

      Ralph Hammond Innes was an English novelist who wrote over 30 novels, as well as children s and travel books.He was awarded a C.B.E Commander, Order of the British Empire in 1978 The World Mystery Convention honoured Innes with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bouchercon XXIV awards in Omaha, Nebraska, Oct, 1993.Innes was born in Horsham, Sussex, and educated at the Cranbrook School in Kent He left in 1931 to work as a journalist, initially with the Financial Times at the time called the Financial News The Doppelganger, his first novel, was published in 1937 In WWII he served in the Royal Artillery, eventually rising to the rank of Major During the war, a number of his books were published, including Wreckers Must Breathe 1940 , The Trojan Horse 1941 and Attack Alarm 1941 the last of which was based on his experiences as an anti aircraft gunner during the Battle of Britain at RAF Kenley After being discharged in 1946, he worked full time as a writer, achieving a number of early successes His novels are notable for a fine attention to accurate detail in descriptions of places, such as in Air Bridge 1951 , set partially at RAF Gatow, RAF Membury after its closure and RAF Wunstorf during the Berlin Airlift.Innes went on to produce books in a regular sequence, with six months of travel and research followed by six months of writing Many of his works featured events at sea His output decreased in the 1960s, but was still substantial He became interested in ecological themes He continued writing until just before his death His last novel was Delta Connection 1996.Unusually for the thriller genre, Innes protagonists were often not heroes in the typical sense, but ordinary men suddenly thrust into extreme situations by circumstance Often, this involved being placed in a hostile environment the Arctic, the open sea, deserts , or unwittingly becoming involved in a larger conflict or conspiracy The protagonist generally is forced to rely on his own wits and making best use of limited resources, rather than the weapons and gadgetry commonly used by thriller writers.Four of his early novels were made into films Snowbound 1948 from The Lonely Skier 1947 , Hell Below Zero 1954 from The White South 1949 , Campbell s Kingdom 1957 , and The Wreck of the Mary Deare 1959 His 1973 novel Golden Soak was adapted into a six part television series in 1979.

    709 thoughts on “Maddon's Rock”

    1. Always a good read from this old master. I used to read these in my late teens and twenties and always enjoyed them. Good, clean, old-fashioned adventure. Probably a little tame by today's standards but no reason not to like it. His work is timeless.


    2. Hammond Innes was a thriller writer of the great British post-war generation, along with Desmond Bagley, Gavin Lyall and others. This is a salt-encrusted sea story, about a couple of British army enlisted men assigned to guard a shipment of silver being shipped to the U.K. from Murmansk on a creaky old freighter in the late days of the Second World War. The ship's captain is a sinister Shakespeare-quoting loony, the warrant officer in charge of the guard detachment is a weak-kneed drunk, and whe [...]


    3. Another excellent story from Hammond Innes. His ability to create suspense and paint an image is superb. The range of characters gives the book a fascinating storyline, that makes you want to keep reading. His stories based on nautical themes are always very strong and this is no exception.


    4. Another solid thriller from Hammond Innes. For me, it is on a par with the works of Alistair MacLean or Douglass Reeman. It shares with them a love of sailing, particularly the frozen seas of the Arctic Circle. In this case the journey will start in Murmansk toward the end of WWII, via the bleak prison walls of Dartmoor, and finally to Maddon's Rock - a desolate crag surrounded by mountainous waves somewhere to the north of Tromso. The classic ingredients of adventure are present here : the inno [...]


    5. After a slow start this turned out to be an exciting, fast-paced thriller. There were three acts: a mutiny at sea, an escape from maximum-security prison, and a battle between good and bad guys on an isolated rock island in the Arctic Circle. The prison escape was great except it seemed a bit too easy for the escapees since everything that could go right turned out to go better than expected, so they made it across England to Scotland without incident. In the final act Innes described the danger [...]


    6. Really strong plot line to this book, writing style can seem a little old-fashioned compared to modern day thrillers but it still worked well enough for me. The only criticism I would really point out is Innes' clumsy dialogue, especially when he attempts to write in cockney for one of the main characters -- it's like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins! Other than that, really well written, I especially liked the way the book has three major stages - the initial shipwreck, the court martial, and the [...]


    7. One of my favourite writers, I'm never disappointed. He always write a gripping good story, and the reader is never disappointed.


    8. Hammond Innes wrote men's adventure books between the '30s and the '80s - this one comes from shortly after the second world war, and is pretty much a classic Innes novel.In this novel, a couple if soldiers find themselves aboard a ship returning to England from Russia in 1945. They have a special cargo to guard, and this cargo leads them into all kinds of trouble. They find themselves embroiled in a nefarious plot against their will which, when they try to save themselves, leads to them getting [...]


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