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Fact: A live nuclear bomb lies in shallow water off the U.S. coast one of dozens lost around the world! The year is 1958. A B-47 bomber carrying a live nuclear weapon is returning from a simulated attack on the Soviet Union when it collides with an F-86 Sabre jet fighter plane. In a desperate attempt to land safely, the crew requests and is granted permission to jettison the bomb. But instead of being over deep water as they believe, they are just off the coast of the southern United States in less than 20 feet of water when they drop the bomb. Based on this true event, The Pass takes you inside the cockpit of the bomber for this harrowing experience before joining Quint and Dawson over fifty years later in this sequel to The Keys. They are on a mission to locate and recover the lost bomb a mission that quickly becomes a wild race against a group of terrorists bent on detonating the bomb in their twisted jihad against the U.S. With one of the worst hurricanes in history bearing down on them. Quint s team is pushed to the limit as they struggle against overwhelming odds and a well-armed enemy that will stop at nothing to get the bomb.
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Award-winning author, Frank J. Wilem, Jr., is an entrepreneur living in Gulfport, Mississippi, with his wife, Dee Dee, and daughter, Brittany. Frank's love for the sea blossomed during his high school years at West High in Torrance, California, when a friend persuaded him to snorkel off Lunada Bay in Palos Verdes. When it was his turn to use the mask, he took one look beneath the chilly Pacific waters, and he was hooked. After graduating from Texas A&M with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, he followed the call of the ocean to the University of Miami, where he earned a master s degree in ocean engineering. Frank worked in the R&D departments for two Fortune 500 companies before his love of the ocean led him to join Computer Sciences Corporation at NASA's Stennis Space Center. He left there to become a founder of Triton Systems, Inc., which he and his partners grew into a $100 million company and the nation's largest manufacturer of automatic teller machines. With the sale of Triton, Frank purchased his sportfish boat, Vixen, and pursued his passion for bluewater fishing. Most days he and Captain Eric Gill can be found in the northern waters of the Gulf of Mexico or the Bahamas, chasing billfish, tuna, wahoo and dolphin. The Pass is Frank s second book. His first book, The Keys, received a gold medal IPPY award.Review:
I picked up The Pass to read a few chapters on a recent excursion in the Gulf of Mexico. I simply could not put it down, and read the entire book over a weekend. Cover to cover, it was a thrill ride on salt water! - --John M. Hairston has been Co-Chief Executive Officer of Hancock Bank
The Pass was absolutely gripping. The first few chapters were a reacquaintance with old friends. It felt like a homecoming. Then WHAM! The story took a grip on me such that I could not put it down for over 5 hours! I have never read so much in such a short time in my life! This was your best work ever! You did a superb job and I cannot wait for your next adventure! - --Randy Ladner
A real action packed adventure novel that takes you from the Florida Keys to the Mississippi Sound. Frank gets better with each book he writes. I can almost remember some of the characters when I lived in Pass Christian. - --Greg Hinkebein
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Book Description Deep Blue Press, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. first edition. 304 pages. 9.10x1.20x5.90 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0615667260