THE KILLING SHIP by Simon Beaufort ($28.99 hardback) - An Antarctica thriller
Praise for Simon Beaufort:
“Beaufort crafts a psychologically chilling, contemporary standalone reminiscent of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment” Library Journal on The Murder House
Having spent the summer conducting fieldwork on stark Livingston Island, marine biologist Andrew Berrister is looking forward to returning to civilization. But his final days in Antarctica take an unexpected turn when it becomes clear that he and his small group of scientists are not alone on the island. Deducing that the intruders are a crew of illegal whalers, the scientists face an increasingly desperate struggle for survival when two members of their shore party disappear and their supplies are deliberately sabotaged. As Berrister and his remaining companions flee across the icy terrain, they are pursued unrelentingly by ruthless killers whose true reasons for being in the Antarctic are darker and more dangerous than the scientists could ever have imagined.
SIMON BEAUFORT is the pseudonym for husband and wife writing team, historian Beau Riffenburgh and Liz Cruwys, a former police officer-turned marine biologist, specialising in environmental contamination in the polar regions, who also writes under the pseudonym Susanna Gregory.