This novel is 'fast and furious' (Watercraft), following Bentley's adventures on board the press ship Biter. Surrounded by corruption and greed, Bentley confronts companions and crew who are ever more ruthless, as he joins the struggle to keep His Majesty's navy in seamen. Brooding over him once more is the dark shadow of his brutal uncle, Captain Daniel Swift.
Jan Needle, a native of Portsmouth, England, has had a lifelong interest in naval history. He is the author of four acclaimed novels under the pseudonym Frank Kippax, and also has a highly successful career as a TV scriptwriter and, under his own name, as a writer of award-winning children's fiction.