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Liner

(1977)
A Novel About a Great Ship
A novel by

 
 
David Bowen knew he was the right man to captain the S.S. Columbia, the greatest luxury liner of all time.

But the multi-millionaire financier, Claude Magnussen, sees things differently.

To help with publicity, he gives command of the ship to retired war hero, John Everett, a great sailor but a man new to the merchant marine.

Bowen must swallow his pride and his burning ambition.

For a time, it seems he might have found a salve to the strain of ocean liner politics in the form of Gloria Willoughby, chief interior-designer of the Columbia's many luxury decks and lounges.

But with nurse Patsy McLaren on board and determined to seduce him, Bowen is not sure if he can remain faithful to Gloria and his professional principles once they are out at sea.

Packed with VIP passengers and with the future of Columbia Lines at stake, the liner sails on the last of her sea trials.

It is supposed to be a smooth, enjoyable journey.

But the sea has other ideas.

With tensions between Bowen and Everett at breaking point, who will save the ship from disaster?

'Liner' is an gripping nautical epic.

'A page turner that kept me hooked from the first page to the last.' - Robert Foster, best-selling author of The Lunar Code.

Noel Bertram Gerson (1913-1988) was a prolific American author, who wrote 325 books under his own name and under several pseudonyms. He channeled his own wartime experience in military intelligence into many of his novels, as well as writing widely about American history. His titles include 'I'll Storm Hell', 'The Conqueror's Wife', 'The Great Rogue: A Biography of Captain John Smith' and 'Daughter of Earth and Water: A Biography of Mary Shelley'.

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Hardback Editions

January 1978 : UK Hardback
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Title: Liner
Author(s): Noel B Gerson
ISBN: 0-450-03458-5 / 978-0-450-03458-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: New English Library Ltd
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March 1977 : USA Hardback
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Title: Liner: A Novel About a Great Ship
Author(s): Noel B Gerson
ISBN: 0-385-08281-9 / 978-0-385-08281-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

October 1978 : UK Paperback

Title: Liner
Author(s): Noel B Gerson
ISBN: 0-450-03587-5 / 978-0-450-03587-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: New English Library Ltd
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Kindle Editions

March 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Liner
Author(s): Noel Gerson
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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