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review High Water Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ [Reading] ➷ High Water By Douglas Reeman – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk With his own boat the motor yacht Sea Fox former naval officer Philip Vivian had hoped to earn a living free from the petty restrictions of everyday life close to the sea he loved Now however his drea With his own boat tSomething altogether sinister And Vivian finds himself trapped in a treacherous web of violence and crime dangerously torn between his stubborn sense of past loyalties and his duty to a society he has always despis. Oh my High Water is the second book published by the writer clearly still looking for his own distinct style What's it's been written around 1958 and it does show the characters are rather difficult to relate to and their actions are often eually peculiar as they are annoying There is also a lot of swooning and chivalric acts toward georgous damsels in distress perhaps an expected element in books like this one in ninteen fifties but most certainly out of fashion in 'modern world'The funny thing is though that all those flaws were exactly what this book a somewhat different and surprisingly enjoyable read High Water isn't very complicated but it has a solid plot and I did especially enjoy the marine angle which is where Reeman really shines

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With his own boat the motor yacht Sea Fox former naval officer Philip Vivian had hoped to earn a living free from the petty restrictions of everyday life close to the sea he loved Now however his dream is threatene. An Adeuate read but not near any of my Favourites by Reeman Started off well but floundered in the middle and the end pushed it to three stars

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High WaterD by financial difficulties So when a profitable if legally dubious proposition is put to him by an old naval comrade in arms Vivian is willing to listen But what starts out as a harmless adventure soon turns into. Minor Spoilers Very different from Reemans’s usually fare of WWII naval combat stories This one is crime thriller with ties to the sea It all starts when Phillip Vivian is short of money to repay the mortgage on his small motor yacht Sea Fox He heads to London to meet with his creditors hoping to sort something out and bumps to into an old naval comrade from the war who is able to offer him a job Just a little run of to France and back with one passenger No assuming Vivian is not a complete idiot this job should have rung all sorts of alarm bells as he was being offered 700 pounds all in cash by a travel agency ostensibly to take money over to pay their agents in France It’s just than the tight money regulations post war allow to be moved The novel is set in the early 1950s when 700 pounds would have been a very large sum in deed and one would think Vivian might well suspect that the whole venture is criminal He asked a few uestions and believes all he is told Not surprisingly the venture is extremely criminal and he is drawn further and further into a serious criminal smuggling operation The tension builds as Reeman steers the reader through one red herring after another The ‘surprise’ identity of the man in overall charge is heavily trailed and is easily picked up by the reader there is just a nagging doubt that the steer is too obvious it might be the final red herring The ending was disappointing as it leaves one or two of the plot lines unfinished particularly those around police action being taken against Vivian first for a crime the reader knows he hasn’t done and then for escaping police custody Still overall a good easy read