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Crushed in the Antarctic ice, the wreck of a ship lies seven thousand miles away from where it was reported lost over a century ago. Nearby, the bodies of her passengers and crew wait entombed, frozen in time.
The lost ship is now at the centre of an international race against time played out against the tense backdrop of the South Atlantic as Britain and Argentina jostle for ownership of the seas around the Falkland Islands.
Peter Sparke, an international crisis manager, is brought in to uncover the truth behind the fate of the ship and the enigma of how the life of one young officer of the Kaiser's navy a century ago holds the key to the truth.
o"I'm stringy with stars but gave this book four. I will be reading more Mr Chapman's tales". Goodreads Four Star Review.
o"Great story of a navigator who rose in the ranks of the Kaiser's navy. He is an historical character in another Peter Sparke adventure novel. Peter is at it again, drawn into an investigation related to a ship and it's crew frozen in time. Great read." Amazon Reader.
o"Second book I've read by this author. He uses the same stile of writing - - Past/Present/Past/Present etc. His stories keep your interest and the reader can easily visualize the characters and places." Amazon Reader.
o"Scott Chapman is a new author I have just discovered and thanks to the option my kindle gives me, I get the chance to try him before buying the book.the story is attention getting and keeps you interested. I look forward to his next book,any ideas when it will be out?" Amazon Reader.
o"The story of the Kaiser's Navigator is really a kind of whodunit and I chose to read it because I'd read the previous book (The Templar Vault) and was pleased to see the return of Peter Sparke. As it happens it was as enjoyable as the previous book and I'm kind of hoping to see more of Peter Sparke as he's a character I find very engaging. Definitely worth reading." Goodreads Reader.
o"Was excited to read this one after finishing Templar Vault. Peter Sparke is a wonderfully unique protagonist - kind of a thinking man's (woman's) hero. Mr. Chapman knows how to hold our attention without overdoing. I also appreciated his understated British wit and occasional pithy commentary woven into the story. I even highlighted a few quotes for future reference." Amazon Reader
From the Author
This is the second Peter Sparke book, following on from "The Templar Vault". In this book, we see that Sparke has gained some recognition for his abilities to tackle difficult historical mysteries and he is brought in by the British Government to resolve a problem which hinges around a small Captain's telescope found in the possession of a German navy officer in 1914, fished out of the South Atlantic after the Battle of the Falkand Islands.
I am trying to keep the structure of having two narratives, that of the modern Peter Sparke, and that of our main historical character, Lt. Opitz. The relative calm of modern western life makes a strong contrast to the chaos of war, revolution and disaster of many historical periods.