Paul White's misfortune is to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and it costs him dearly.

It turns out to be unfortunate for a number of other people as well.


White has a sister, Diana, and when his yacht is found drifting in the Atlantic, with no sign of Paul himself, she is not satisfied with the accepted theory that he has fallen overboard and drowned.

So Diana pesters young police officer Bruce Standen to do something about it. He is not at all eager to become involved, but finds it difficult to refuse this enchanting woman anything.

But it turns out to be very much his business after all.

And a pretty dangerous business at that.

Standen uncovers more than he bargained for, but it is up to him to uncover the truth.

The Junk Run is a tense thriller, filled with mystery, suspense and action.

Praise for John Pattinson



'Moves swiftly through coincidence and suspense, action and violence to a wholly unexpected denouement.' - British Book News

'A crisp storyline and credible characters make it a cracker of a tale' - Bolton Evening News

'A Grim and exciting tale' - Sheffield Star

'There is the tang of the sea and plenty of excitement' - Birmingham Mail

'Bears the stamp of authenticity that has so effectively flavoured previous seafaring yarns by this author.' - Nottingham Evening Post

James Pattinson (1915-2009) was a full-time author who, despite having travelled throughout the world, lived in the remote village where he grew up. He wrote magazine articles, short stories and radio features as well as numerous novels including Crane and The Silent Voyage.

Genre: Thriller

Used availability for James Pattinson's The Junk Run

Hardback Editions

May 2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Junk Run
Author(s): James Pattinson
ISBN: 0-7540-4083-6 / 978-0-7540-4083-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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June 1988 : UK Hardback

Title: The Junk Run
Author(s): James Pattinson
ISBN: 0-7090-3060-6 / 978-0-7090-3060-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

November 2000 : UK Paperback

Title: The Junk Run (Camden)
Author(s): James Pattinson
ISBN: 0-7540-4084-4 / 978-0-7540-4084-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Junk Run
Author(s): James Pattinson
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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