This is a brief introduction to Jack Harrington. He is one of the main characters who features throughout all three novels in The Torc Trilogy.
I deliberately avoided including a name for Jack Harrington’s organisation, I focused mainly on the salvage side of the business and the security forces that he employs.
Jacks business enterprises are huge, based in the United States, the head office is situated in New York but I chose not to become too involved with the details of this. He is mainly concerned with searching out and retrieving treasures from crashed aircraft and sunken ships, and in The Belgae Torc, he uses his survey ship The Sea Quest to begin a salvage operation on a ship lost in the Bay of Biscay.
|Survey ship; The Sea Quest|
The Hudson Bay was a ship carrying treasure plundered from Europe during World War Two and the Belgae Torc appears on the inventory.
It is at this point that Orlagh and Jack are thrown together as she is sent to help identify the lost treasures from the Hudson Bay.
Jack uses remotely operated underwater vehicles, (ROV) to help him locate and salvage items from the seabed. They are used extensively throughout the salvage process in this novel.
|ROV being deployed over the side of the ship|
|ROV on its way to the bottom|
|ROV working on the bottom with its manipulator arms deployed|
One of his favourite and most valued vehicles is the Sikorsky S92 helicopter. He loves to fly this aircraft and it features heavily in The Belgae Torc. This story covers a huge area in the Mediterranean so this helicopter proved a useful tool.
Gibraltar also featured briefly.
The Belgae Torc is book one in The Torc Trilogy.
The Gordian Knot is book two.