As the story progresses so does the body count, and when the ship’s radio is mysteriously smashed it becomes impossible to call for help. The captain must decide between continuing on to
Bear Island or making for port in . The decision is made to proceed and the crew arrive on Norway about halfway through the book. Once they are there, the trawler doesn’t stick around and they are essentially marooned with one or more killers in their midst. Bear Island
This is where the story becomes more of an espionage tale as secrets are revealed and perhaps no one is who we thought they were…including our narrator Dr. Marlowe. There’s plenty of twists and turns as the murders resume on the island and things really get desperate. Why is Marlowe really on board? What secrets are the film crew hiding? And what does this have to do with hidden Nazi gold from World War II?
I found a copy in a used bookstore and gave it a try. I was ready to move on after finishing
, but I may tackle another Maclean mystery down the road. What more can you ask of an author? Bear Island