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The Trail of the Scorpion by Martin Hicks is published

Press Release: October 09, 2020

  ISBN #978-1800316171

The Trail of the Scorpion by Martin Hicks is published

A story of treachery and high sea battles with pirates in the Far East


About the Book:

It is the autumn of 1852 and the British warship Spartan, commanded by James Rutherford, continues her mission for the East India Company, to destroy a criminal consortium led by the Scorpion, a Chinese criminal named Liang Ziu, who controls an alliance of ruthless pirates, complicit local rulers and corrupt western traders.

Attack is followed by counter-attack, including an attempt on Rutherford’s own life, with treachery, extending to the higher echelons of the company, an additional threat, as the hunt for the Scorpion and his allies ranges across the Far Eastern Seas.

About the Author


Martin Hicks lives in Fraserburgh in Scotland and began writing after a career in education. “The Trail of the Scorpion,” his fourteenth book, is the sequel to “An Independent Command” and the second episode of the “Spartan” story. He is currently at work on a further title in the series.

By the same author:

A Season for Killing (2007)

A Deepening Twilight (2007)

A Gathering of Soldiers (2008)
Hard Passage North (2009)
Mirage of Victory (2010)
The Bitterest Enemy (2011)

The Rappahannock Line (2011)
Bond of Blood (2014)
Palmetto (2015)
An Instrument of War (2016)
Nothing Without Honour (2017)

The Turn of Fate (2018)

An Independent Command (2019)



“The Trail of the Scorpion” by Martin Hicks is available in paperback from Amazon at:




This maritime warship saga can also be downloaded in e-book format from:





Press/Media Contact Details:


Darin Jewell (Martin Hicks’ Literary Agent)

Managing Director

The Inspira Group Literary Agency

E-mail: darin@theinspiragroup.com  

Notes to editors

For more information, please contact:

Darin Jewell

Tel: 0208 292 5163

Email: darin@theinspiragroup.com

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