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quartermaster

Richard Kinsella

Published March 18th 2012
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The year is 1905. Peter Creswell, heir to a major shipping company, loses his first command in a collision with a tanker loaded with kerosene. There is loss of life. Unable to copewith the aftermath, Peter seeks refuge in alcohol. Peters adversary,MoreThe year is 1905. Peter Creswell, heir to a major shipping company, loses his first command in a collision with a tanker loaded with kerosene. There is loss of life. Unable to copewith the aftermath, Peter seeks refuge in alcohol. Peters adversary, Rodger Brandon, is meanwhile planning to take control of the company from Peters uncle, the ailing, Sir Thomas Creswell. Brandon, not content with his business trickery, is also pursuing the favour of Peters attractive fiancee, Sarah Hart, and is using Peters unsocial behaviour to win her over.The companys first Atlantic liner becomes a burning inferno on her maiden voyage to New York, threatening the of over 2000 passengers and crew in mid Atlantic. The tragedy brings the main characters together during an international rescue attempt and becomes the catalyst for Peter CReswells redemption and retribution.