What's on in June 2016 for crime author Pauline Rowson

June sees the publication of the new crime novel featuring former Royal Marine Commando, Special Boat Services Officer, Art Marvik in his second mission for the UK's covert National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS)  Dangerous Cargo, and what better place to launch the novel than on a cargo ship in Portsmouth International Port, although the cargo in Dangerous Cargo is of a far more deadlier nature than bananas transported on the Geest Shipping line.

I'm delighted that Dangerous Cargo, is published by Severn House .  It is the second in the Art Marvik marine crime series, the first Silent Running was published in the UK and the USA in 2015 and  has been hailed as a  'A tense, terrifying thrill ride that twists and turns with  dizzying speed.'

The second Art Marvik Marine Mystery

 For his second mission with the UK's National Intelligence Marine  Squad, (NIMS) Marvik is detailed to attend the funeral of a man who’d officially been declared  dead fifty-five years earlier. So who is the imposter and why did he assume the  name of a dead man? What’s more, why did he suddenly show up in a Dorset  coastal town in 1989, hook up with a local fishing family, and after fathering  a child, disappear in 1990?

When an innocent woman is killed during the course of the  investigation, Marvik realizes that the stakes are much higher than he’d  previously thought. As he begins to uncover a trail of deceit, corruption and  murder that spans over half a century, Marvik must confront a ruthless killer  who will stop at nothing to make sure that the sins of the past stay in the  past.

Marvik is a troubled character, tough, highly trained, fearless, intelligent and fit but he is finding it difficult to adjust to life outside of the Marines and to his injuries incurred in combat. Just like my other hero, DI Andy Horton, Marvik has a fierce sense of justice, but whereas Andy has to operate within the boundaries of the law, Marvik can go outside it and often does on his missions working undercover and as a civilian attached to the UK's secret law enforcement agency, the National Intelligence Marine Squad (NIMS).  These crime novels, like all my others, are set against the backdrop of the sea, which is my trademark.  

My thanks to Portsmouth International Port, to Geest Shipping Line and MMD in Portsmouth for helping to launch my latest crime novel.  It was tremendous fun. More pictures to follow.

Dangerous Cargo is now available in hardcover from all good bookshops and on line.
It will be published in the USA on 1 September 2016.

On the radio - BBC Radio Solent

Also in June I will be on the Julian Clegg Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Solent at 7.50am on Tuesday 7 June. If that is too early for you then you can listen on iplayer on the BBC website at your leisure. 

Pauline Rowson on BBC Radio Solent with Julian Clegg


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