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Tidefall Thomas H. Raddall

Tidefall

Thomas H. Raddall

Published January 1st 1953
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Hardcover
309 pages
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When Captain Saxby Nolan returned to Part Barron, Nova Scotia, he had a fortune in his pocket, a longing for respectability, and a grim recall of the laughter that had mocked him through his childhood. Seventeen years Sax Nolan had been away. InMoreWhen Captain Saxby Nolan returned to Part Barron, Nova Scotia, he had a fortune in his pocket, a longing for respectability, and a grim recall of the laughter that had mocked him through his childhood. Seventeen years Sax Nolan had been away. In those seventeen years he had smuggled aliens and narcotics, scuttled ships for insurance money, run bootleg liquor from Canada and the Indies into American ports. He had made capital of a quick mind and a quick pair of fists, and in his rise from seagoing tramp to captain he had come by a veneer of social graces. Now the man he had made of himself was a finished project - ruthless and arrogant, with a power about him that warned men off yet challanged them, but attracted women of quality yet at the same time repelled them. In a few short months Sax Nolan had Port Barron by the throat. For the price of the mortgage, he bought J. C. Caraday & Son, a once prosperous shipping firm that had fallen upon hard times. He restored the Caraday fleet, sent it out on new runs at cut rates. He put the idle townsmen to work at insulting wages, and he personally drove them through the program of building, refitting, expanding and consolidating...Here is a strong, masculine story told by a strong masucline talent.