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The Island by Peter Benchley

The Island by Peter Benchley

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The Island

by Peter Benchley

Andre Deutsch, 1979, [First Edition], ISBN 0233970967, hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, no inscriptions, dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners (see photographs)

“Two men and a boy, on the boat they charter to game-fishermen, are lazing away the hottest hours of a Caribbean day when they notice a canoe which appears to be adrift.  They manoeuvre it alongside their boat, one of the men reaches to pull back the tarpaulin which conceals whatever it contains – and the reader receives a jolting shock which reminds him of those famous pages of Jaws.
Thus starts one of the many mysterious marine incidents which, over the years, have been explained this way or that, and which in one small area of the Caribbean have given rise to a terrified silence.  New York journalist Blair Maynard is intrigued by the variety of the explanations, but it is not until he reaches the place where silence reigns, and can see the silhouette of the island at its centre, that he begins to suspect that he is on to something truly extraordinary.”

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