Rocastle's Vengeance
James Morley

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When Peter Wilson takes a job as harbour master in the Dorset yacht harbour of Old Duddlestone, he is surprised to learn that his own father was the harbour's wartime commander – and is forced into a situation that nearly brings his own destruction.

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Cover: The Pinnacles, between Poole Harbour and Swanage, Dorset – photograph by John Owen Smith

Paperback - 382 pages - ISBN 978-0-9548880-1-5
Author/Publisher: James Morley (Benhams Books, 1 Fir Cottage, Greatham, Liss, Hampshire GU33 6BB) - Tel: 01420 538688

Associated title: The Nemesis File ; Magdalena's Redemption ; Emily's Hour ; Olympic Nemesis by James Morley


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Out of work sea captain Peter Wilson takes a job as harbour master in the Dorset yacht harbour of Old Duddlestone. He is surprised to learn that his own father, James Wilson, was the harbour's wartime commander. There are unsolved crimes involving this secretive community dating back fifty years. The deaths of the entire personnel of a research laboratory, then a rape and murder followed by a lynching.

Peter, aged ten, witnessed his father's suicide. Now he hears disquieting rumours about James Wilson's dubious activities in Duddlestone. Peter forms a relationship with single-mother, Carol Stoneman. When Carol's ten-year-old son is abducted, Peter is forced into a situation that nearly brings his own destruction.

This mystery thriller is set on the Dorset coast in the summer of 1997, with a sailing background.

About the Author

Jim Morley has sailed and raced small boats all his life. He spent forty years in agriculture and forestry before changing to a career in freelance writing. He lives near Petersfield in Hampshire and sails a small family yacht on Chichester Harbour.


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