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Paperback publication day for Art Marvik in Dangerous Cargo

Dangerous Cargo an Art Marvik marine crime novel by Pauline RowsonHappy publication day in paperback to Art Marvik in the second crime novel in this marine based series, Dangerous Cargo. Marvik first appeared in Silent Running and will have his third mission with the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS) who he works for as an undercover investigator in Lost Voyage due for publication in July 2017. So before then why not get acquainted with this tough yet fallible hero of mine, Art Marvik

" Action fans need Marvik on their radar." Booklist

Behind the Character - Art Marvik

Former Royal Marine Commando, Special Boat Services Officer, Art Marvik is tough, highly trained, fearless, intelligent and fit. Injuries inflicted while in combat have forced him to leave the Marines and seek a new life in Civvy Street. He thought he’d be able to adjust and carve out a new career for himself on the sea, but his first job as a private maritime security operative goes very wrong when the luxury motor cruiser he was travelling on and had been detailed to guard, gets attacked by pirates in the Indian Ocean, and Marvik finds himself with a bullet in his shoulder and the boat’s owner dead. He failed on his first mission in civilian life, and Silent Running, the first in the Marvik series, opens with him reeling from it.

Soon though he is launched on a new and dangerous career working as an undercover investigator for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS) headed by Detective Superintendent Philip Crowder. Marvik is aided in his investigations by his former Royal Marine colleague, communications, surveillance and IT expert, amputee, Shaun Strathen.

Marvik’s task is to go in to investigations comparatively cold with minimal information from Crowder even though Crowder knows more. But Marvik’s role is to ask questions, to stir up trouble, to provoke a killer into the open and to risk his life in doing so. Marvik is no stranger to staring death in the face. He’s been doing it all his adult life.

His biggest fear is being injured and incapacitated, being weak and having to rely on others. Fiercely independent and resilient since the age of seventeen when his parents - his mother a renowned marine archaeologist and his father an equally renowned oceanographer- were killed in a underwater explosion in the Straits of Malacca, Marvik’s family became the Marines. Now that family has gone. 

Setting for Art Marvik in Dangerous CargoMarvik knows the sea intimately having spent much of his life on and under it. His missions for the National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS) take him across the Solent and along the south coast of England, forcing him out of isolation in his remote cottage on the Isle of Wight and as the missions increase so too the danger to him personally. But Marvik is smart and tough. He can operate outside the law and does so because the job demands it. He’s not always right though. He makes mistakes, he misjudges people. Sometimes the consequences are shocking and disturbing.

In Dangerous Cargo, when an innocent girl gets killed, Marvik blames himself for not protecting her. He's out to find a killer whose slaying spree spans half a century.

Silent Running and Dangerous Cargo are published by Severn House in paperback and as an ebook on Amazon Kindle and Kobo.  Silent Running is also available as an unabridged audio book.

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APRIL 27TH, 2017 @ 16:48:04 UTC

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