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ISBN: 0671757520
ISBN13: 978-0671757526
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary
Author: Max brand
Language: English
Publisher: Pocket; 1st, MM paperback edition (February 1, 1973)
ePUB size: 1250 kb
FB2 size: 1924 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 887
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An enjoyable, old-fashioned yet engaging adventure story that explores the respect, admiration, and hate shared by two men who are seemingly stronger, more bullheaded, and more in quest of an adventure than any other two men on the planet, yet are each other's equal. When a woman secures the affection of both, the tension is amplified, but don't look for any steamy sex scenes in this book. It is not a love story, and even if it were, the men in this story have a certain kind of honor that would require them to beat any man silly who looked on while they loved a woman. Harrigan, though a fictitious character, would have formed a fist from the ether of Brand's imagination and broken Brand's nose for even thinking about it. If you need that kind of page-turning gewgaw, look elsewhere.

I had never heard of this author. Let's just say he was 'Brand new' to me (pun intended). I will be reading more of his books in the future.
This is the third Max Brand I've read and it was a surprise. I always thought he was a Western writer and most of this book takes place aboard a small ship. Harrigan meets up with McTee in Hawaii when he sees him in a fight with a group of sailors and jumps in to help. When they see the police arrive the two manage to escape and part ways with only a word or two. Walking around the docks, Harrigan impulsively jumps aboard a small steamer just as it leaves port. Much to his surprise, McTee is Captain and proceeds to attempt to "break" Harrigan.

So begins the adventure which includes a shipwreck, mutiny, and of course a girl that they both fall for. I was engrossed throughout the whole book and read it without pause for food, drink, or sleep (much less work). Some readers may not like it but the book ends with a twist and I loved it.
Max Brand is generally known as a writer of western adventure stories. Harrigan is a unique departure from this gandre. A "jolly good" sea story- with the same vivid description of settings and characters associated with Brand's westerns. The vivid descriptive writing makes the reader feel they are close observers to the action. Although somewhat far fetched as a romantic novel- the interaction between the male heros is truly memorable. To all Max Brand fans and sea adventure readers----this is a good one!
Very good storyline.
Two rough men who love the same woman. Thrown into each other's path where one has absolute power and the other only his strength and his unconquerable spirit, who will survive and who will win the hand of the fair lady is a tale well told and guaranteed to hold your interest until the very last sentence. Thank you, Max Brand
You seldom get 2 larger than life characters. But with a fiendish captain that can make them both flinch. Wow!

Did I forget the token girl that can play them all and who gets her? Guess you'll have to read it.
It was okay and predictable.
A good read