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Dangerous Cargo - An Art Marvik Marine Mystery


Dangerous Cargo - An Art Marvik Marne Crime Thriller by Pauline RowsonThe second in this fast-paced, action-packed crime series featuring  marine investigator, former Royal Marine Commando, Art Marvik

Dangerous Cargo opens in the Dorset coastal town of Swanage where former Royal Marine Commando Art Marvik has a new and deadly mission to accomplish for the National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS) to catch a ruthless killer whose murders span over half a century.




"Marvik's second outing is even more muscular than his debut, (Silent Running 2015) as Rowson edges her detective puzzles ever closer to thriller territory." Kirkus Reviews USA

Tough, fearless and fit, Marvik is not bound by the rules of the law

For his second mission with the National Intelligence Marine Squad, (NIMS) Marvik is detailed to attend the funeral of a man who’d officially been declared dead fifty-five years earlier. So who is the imposter and why did he assume the name of a dead man? What’s more, why did he suddenly show up in a Dorset coastal town in 1989, hook up with a local fishing family, and after fathering a child, disappear in 1990?

When an innocent woman is killed during the course of the investigation, Marvik realizes that the stakes are much higher than he’d previously thought. As he begins to uncover a trail of deceit, corruption and murder that spans over half a century, Marvik must confront a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to make sure that the sins of the past stay in the past.


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Reviews for Dangerous Cargo

'Rowson’s superhero, Art Marvik, returns in another pulse-pounding adventure. The plot starts slowly but ramps up quickly, delivering more than enough action to keep adrenaline junkies reading.' Booklist

'Marvik's second outing is even more muscular than his debut, as Rowson edges her detective puzzles ever closer to thriller territory.' Kirkus Reviews USA

'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. 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.' Rena George 5* Amazon Review

"Dangerous Cargo is the sort of book where you can’t look away for a second, or you’ll be sunk, so to speak. Pauline Rowson is the queen of misdirection in this outing for former marine Art Marvik." Crime Review


Published in hardcover by Severn House in the UK 31 May 2016 and in the USA September 1 2016

Silent Running, is the first Art Marvik marine thriller.

Dangerous Cargo is available from all good bookshops and on line. It can also be borrowed from UK Libraries.

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