The Strange Land A thriller from the author of THE LONELY SKIER A man escapes to Morocco hopeful of starting a new life However he soon discovers that three people are waiting for him a smuggler turned missionary a

  • Title: The Strange Land
  • Author: Hammond Innes
  • ISBN: 9780330342407
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Paperback
  • A thriller from the author of THE LONELY SKIER A man escapes to Morocco, hopeful of starting a new life However, he soon discovers that three people are waiting for him a smuggler turned missionary a grubby, corrupt entrpreneur and a young woman from the past he believed he had fled.

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      Ralph Hammond Innes was an English novelist who wrote over 30 novels, as well as children s and travel books.He was awarded a C.B.E Commander, Order of the British Empire in 1978 The World Mystery Convention honoured Innes with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bouchercon XXIV awards in Omaha, Nebraska, Oct, 1993.Innes was born in Horsham, Sussex, and educated at the Cranbrook School in Kent He left in 1931 to work as a journalist, initially with the Financial Times at the time called the Financial News The Doppelganger, his first novel, was published in 1937 In WWII he served in the Royal Artillery, eventually rising to the rank of Major During the war, a number of his books were published, including Wreckers Must Breathe 1940 , The Trojan Horse 1941 and Attack Alarm 1941 the last of which was based on his experiences as an anti aircraft gunner during the Battle of Britain at RAF Kenley After being discharged in 1946, he worked full time as a writer, achieving a number of early successes His novels are notable for a fine attention to accurate detail in descriptions of places, such as in Air Bridge 1951 , set partially at RAF Gatow, RAF Membury after its closure and RAF Wunstorf during the Berlin Airlift.Innes went on to produce books in a regular sequence, with six months of travel and research followed by six months of writing Many of his works featured events at sea His output decreased in the 1960s, but was still substantial He became interested in ecological themes He continued writing until just before his death His last novel was Delta Connection 1996.Unusually for the thriller genre, Innes protagonists were often not heroes in the typical sense, but ordinary men suddenly thrust into extreme situations by circumstance Often, this involved being placed in a hostile environment the Arctic, the open sea, deserts , or unwittingly becoming involved in a larger conflict or conspiracy The protagonist generally is forced to rely on his own wits and making best use of limited resources, rather than the weapons and gadgetry commonly used by thriller writers.Four of his early novels were made into films Snowbound 1948 from The Lonely Skier 1947 , Hell Below Zero 1954 from The White South 1949 , Campbell s Kingdom 1957 , and The Wreck of the Mary Deare 1959 His 1973 novel Golden Soak was adapted into a six part television series in 1979.

    2 thoughts on “The Strange Land

    1. A stranger goes to Morocco as a last refuge,but finds three people from his past waiting for him.The setting is exotic,but the plot is rather underwhelming.

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