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Second Art Marvik crime novel to be published in paperback

Dangerous Cargo, the second in the Art Marvik marine crime seriesDangerous Cargo by Pauline Rowson, the second in the series of crime novels featuring former Royal Marine Commando turned undercover investigator Art Marvik is to be published in paperback by Severn House on 28 April 2017.

Dangerous Cargo was published in hardcover and as an ebook in the UK and the USA in 2016. 

Booklist says, '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.' 

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.

The first in the Marvik series, Silent Running was published in the UK and the USA in 2015 and  has been hailed by reviewers as,  'A tense, terrifying thrill ride that twists and turns with dizzying speed.'

Pauline Rowson is also the author of the  DI Andy Horton  crime novels. There are thirteen in the crime series featuring the rugged and flawed Portsmouth detective, Andy Horton, with Lethal Waves published in Hardcover in February 2017.

Pauline Rowson's novels have received critical acclaim in the UK, USA and Commonwealth where they have been hailed as "exemplary police procedurals”, "cleverly plotted,” "complex and multi-layered.” 

Pauline Rowson says, 'Marvik is a troubled character, tough, highly trained, fearless, intelligent and fit but he is finding it difficult to adjust to life outside the marines. Marvik, like my other hero, Inspector Andy Horton, has a strong sense of justice, but whereas Andy has to operate within the boundaries of the law, Marvik can go outside it and often does on his missions working undercover and as a civilian attached to the UK's secret law enforcement agency, the National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS).  These crime novels, like all my others, are set against the backdrop of the sea.' 

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


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