Ship Breaker, Paperback


Nailer's time is running out. He's getting too big for his work - stripping copper wire from old oil tankers - and once he's off the crew he's on his own, stuck in a shack on the beach with no food, no money and no way of earning his keep. He has one last chance. The thing all crew members dream about, a lucky strike, has hit in the shape of a clipper ship beached during the last hurricane.

If he can hold off the rest of the scavengers long enough to get the oil out, he might just have a future. But oil's not the only thing on the ship. And what Nailer finds is going to change his life forever.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages, ill
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Adventure
  • ISBN: 9781907411106



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