book cover of The Leper Ship

The Leper Ship

(1992)
(The third book in the Richard Mariner series)
A novel by

 
 
While removing toxic waste from a dead zone in the Palestinian desert, the captain of Napoli is killed by local villagers whose land and families have been destroyed.Fully laden, Napoli limps off to Cyprus, but desperately needs a new master-and Heritage Mariner of London are requested to provide one.Recalled from his honeymoon, John Higgins is the only captain available.The Napoli has trouble written all over her.She's an ageing rust-bucket with a multi-racial crew, and the containers on board are filled with chemical and nuclear poison.Still, Higgins' orders are simple enough:just take her home to Naples.But when they arrive they find this is only the first of many ports to refuse the leper ship entry.With an increasingly mutinous crew, and acidic waste eating away at her insides, there seems nowhere left to run.

Genre: Thriller

Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Peter Tonkin's The Leper Ship

Hardback Editions

April 1994 : UK Hardback

Title: The Leper Ship
Author(s): Peter Tonkin
ISBN: 0-7089-3068-9 / 978-0-7089-3068-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 1992 : UK Hardback

Title: Leper Ship
Author(s): Peter Tonkin
ISBN: 0-7472-0520-5 / 978-0-7472-0520-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Leper Ship
Author(s): Peter Tonkin
ISBN: 1-5329-9307-2 / 978-1-5329-9307-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 1994 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Leper Ship
Author(s): Peter Tonkin
ISBN: 0-7862-0181-9 / 978-0-7862-0181-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 1993 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Leper Ship (A Richard Mariner series)
Author(s): Peter Tonkin
ISBN: 0-7472-3829-4 / 978-0-7472-3829-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Feature
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

March 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Leper Ship (Richard Mariner Series Book 3)
Author(s): Peter Tonkin
Publisher: Sharpe Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU