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The Art Marvik mystery thrillers - the story behind Art Marvik

Dead Sea, an Art Marvik Mystery Thriller by Pauline Rowson

DEAD SEA,number four in the Marvik mystery thriller series is published in paperback, e book and on Amazon Kindle.

In this novel, Marvik is on the hunt for a stolen computer disk that holds the key to the secret behind his parents deaths in an underwater explosion in the Straits of Malacca. Marvik, with his former Royal Marine colleague Strathen's help, sets out to track down the thief. As they follow a trail of abduction and murder it soon becomes clear that the computer disk holds the key to a secret that a ruthless killer is determined must never be revealed.

So who is Marvik? What is his background and what makes him tick? This review from Net Galley rather neatly sums him up.

"Marvik is an interesting and credible central character. He is a loner who can take care of himself in a fight, but he is no ‘superhero’ and there is a nice sense of vulnerability about him. There are also interesting references to the mysterious death of Marvik’s parents in the past, which I suspect will feature in future books. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and it should appeal to most readers who like British crime stories with a strong regional feel." Net Galley

Here is a more about Art Marvik

Marvik's life changed when at the age of eleven in 1991 he was sent to boarding school in England by his parents, Professor Dan Coulter a renowned oceanographer and Dr Eerika Marvik an equally renowned marine archeologist. Prior to that Marvik had travelled the world with them on their research vessel where he was home taught. He viewed his dismissal as abandonment and their deaths in 1997 from an underwater earth tremour while diving in the Straits of Malacca with anger which lay buried deep within him. As soon as he was seventeen he enlisted in the Royal Marines and put his parents, their life and their wealth behind him. Langton, the psychiatrist who treated him after a head injury sustained in combat, said Marvik was running away from his emotions, maybe he was, but as far as he was concerned he would continue running, the past was the past, except he begins to find on his dismissal from the Marines because of his injuries that the past has a nasty habit of catching up with you.

Marvik is very much an action-man, fearless, fit but with a deep-seated vulnerability. In Civy Street he's like a fish out of water. He thought he’d be able to adjust and carve out a new career for himself, preferably 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’d failed on his first mission in civilian life, and the first in the series SILENT RUNNING opens with him reeling from it.

Marvik has isolated himself in a remote cottage on the Isle of Wight uncertain of the future for the first time in his life. Lacking in confidence, hesitant and adrift he despises himself for being so weak. Even when a former marine colleague, Special Services Intelligence Officer, Shaun Strathen, renews Marvik’s acquaintance and asks for his help to locate a missing research scientist, Marvik fails to find him in a ruined cottage on the Isle of Wight coast. Strathen has also been injured in combat in Afghanistan and has been invalided out of the marines. He’s set himself up as a specialist security consultant to businesses and even with a prosthetic leg seems to have adjusted to life better than Marvik. Sick of himself Marvik returns on his motorboat to his rented cottage only to find he has a visitor, a former girlfriend and a navy nurse, Charlotte Churley, who insists she’s being followed. Marvik is ready to dismiss this as a symptom of overwork until Charlotte goes missing. Then Marvik finds he has the chance to work undercover for the UK's Police National Intelligence Marine Squad on dangerous assignments, which he relishes but there's still that itch that needs to be scratched. How can he lay his parents ghosts to rest and move forward? He does so DEAD SEA number four in the series.

The Art Marvik mystery thrillers

Silent Running an Art Marvik mystery by Pauline Rowson

After leaving the Marines, Art Marvik, a former Special Boat Services Officer with the Commandos goes undercover to work for the UK's National Intelligence Marine Squad. His three missions with the squad take him into dangerous and deadly waters as he seeks to find lethal killers whose crimes are steeped in the past.


Dangerous Cargo an Art Marvik mystery by Pauline Rowson

Undercover investigator Art Marvik is tasked to find the truth behind a fifty year old mystery but as he unravels its dark and dangerous secrets someone is determined to stop him from ever revealing them.

"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."


Lost Voyage an Art Marvik mystery by Pauline Rowson

Undercover investigator, Art Marvik faces a desperate battle to save others from a ruthless assassin who will stop at nothing in order to protect the secret of the Mary Jo’s last voyage from ever being exposed.

"Plenty of action, I didn't want to put the book down. A good read for mystery/ thriller fans." Net Galley

"The central plot is very engaging and Rowson ably keeps the reader guessing as to what really happened to the Mary Jo and why.

Marvik’s investigation proceeds in a believable manner and the pace steadily picks up as the story progresses, and the book builds to a tense climax." Net Galley

Dead Sea, Marvik Mystery Thriller 4 by Pauline Rowsonr

Marvik is on the hunt for a stolen computer disk that holds the key to a secret which a ruthless killer is determined must never be revealed.

"Awesome what a story, the amount of research incredible. Love Art, great new hero. More please." Amazon


The Art Marvik mystery thrillers are available in paperback, as an ebook and on Amazon Kindle. SILENT RUNNING and DANGEROUS CARGO are also available as audio books narrated by Peter Noble.

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