Synopses & Reviews
Wilbur Smith sets his vividly realistic novels on the razor's edge between human courage and nature's wrath. In Hungry as the Sea
, this master storyteller takes us to the frigid South Atlantic, where one man fights for his life-- and for redemption.
Nicholas Berg is on a daring rescue mission. One of his former ships is being lashed against the cliffs of Cape Alarm and is surrounded surrounded by survivors clinging to their boats. Berg has gambled everything on reaching the Golden Adventurer before a competitor and a violent storm to win a fortune in salvage fees. If he succeeds, however, the real danger will only just begin . . .. From the power of a relentless ocean to the hunger of men to survive upon her, this is a towering novel of adventure, love and the daring of the human soul.
"One of the world's most popular and prolific adventure writers."--The Washington Post
"A captivating storyteller."--Orlando Sentinel
"Smith is a master." -- Publishers Weekly
"A rare author who wields a razor-sharp sword of craftsmanship." --Tulsa World
About the Author
is the bestselling author of many novels, each meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His bestselling Courtney series includes Assegai
, The Sound of Thunder
, Birds of Prey
, and Blue Horizon
. His other books include Those in Peril
, River God
, The Seventh Scroll
, and The Sunbird
. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages and have sold over 120 million copies. Smith was born to a British family in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, in Central Africa, and attended Rhodes University in South Africa. He has homes in Cape Town, London, Switzerland and Malta.