Am busy publicizing TROPIC SQUALL, my seafaring novel that chronicles the passage of one of the small tramps out of Miami trading in the Caribbean during August of 1992–perilously steaming in the path of Hurricane Andrew–one of history’s most violent and destructive storms.
Few recent books deal with the world of tramp ships and the people who own and man them. Generally ignored is the unique society that rows to the tune of a different drummer.
|DEVASTATION lies in the path of a tramp freighter out of Miami steaming in the Caribbean during August of 1992 in the path of Hurricane Andrew, one of history’s most violent and destructive storms.
Few recent books deal with the world of tramp ships and the people who own and man them. Generally ignored is the unique society that rows to the tune of a different drummer – a diverse group who have over the years devised their own parameters of behavior and interaction -different than lands-people.
A woman cargo-shipper takes passage on the tramp and during those three days from Miami to Haiti she consorts with the cocky deck officer. Neither intends for it to be more than an ephemeral joy ride, and are disturbed by the relationship intensifying into an endearing romance. Battered by a hurricane the ship sinks, making survival a test for the hardiest. Four of them share a rickety lifeboat through a storm-lashed night. In the face of disaster the protagonist realizes how deeply he loves the woman and battles to save her.
Tropic Squall deals with dreams and aspirations, as well as tribulations. Struggle for survival and striving for betterment are universal. Love is the strongest emotion we experience and this book sweeps readers through the highs and lows of desire, fear, determination, and raging storms.
|ISBN 978-1-939371-05-8 (Paperback) ISBN 978-1-939371-06-5 (eBook)
Retail Price: $20.95(Paperback); $5.99 (eBook)
FICTION/Sea Stories/Action & Adventure
6 x 9, 348 pages
Publication date: July 30, 2013
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Mike Molino is dispatched to New Orleans by Louisiana’s Attorney General to investigate the slaughter of three prominent black men in one of the city’s finest restaurants. That heinous crime raises the specter of partisan malevolence. Or was it motivated by abject racism?
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Mike Molino accepts a comely female NOPD detective as liaisons. While skeptical of her motives, he succumbs to her attractiveness, but their romance is tested by the competition between the two organizations.