Pauline Rowson explains the background to creating her new action hero, Art Marvik, in the marine crime novel, Silent Running
I like heroes and as I’m a sucker for adventure stories and mystery there was no doubt that this was what Silent Running had to be. I wanted a character who was not bound by the official rules of the law, but who was nevertheless on the right side of it. Silent Running also had to have all the hallmarks of my brand – a troubled hero, the sea, boats, interesting and diverse characters and lots of action. So already the stage was set, enter Art Marvik.
Marvik’s not sure what lies ahead for him but when his former marine comrade, Shaun Strathen, enlists his help to find a missing computer scientist and a former girlfriend of Marvik’s goes missing after visiting him in his remote Isle of Wight cottage Marvik find his skills very much in demand by Detective Superintendent Crowder of the newly formed National Marine Intelligence Squad (NIMS). Could this be the opening that Marvik craves? Only if he can succeed on his first mission.
What's his back story?
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