Pat Wiley EYEWITNESS

ISBN 13: 9780615918525

EYEWITNESS

 
9780615918525: EYEWITNESS

Freelance writer, Jack Quinn, has lost everything - his job, his life savings and now his freedom. What turned out to be an opportunity to fulfill his dream of sailing single-handed from New England to Bermuda has turned into a nightmare. Barely surviving a hurricane, Jack offers aid to a dis-masted sailboat. But he's punished for his good deed - soon finding himself the prime suspect for money laundering and murder. Overwhelming evidence mounts as Jack relies on two women, one of whom risks her life, trying to find corroborating evidence to his story - the only witness to the crime - a humpback whale.

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About the Author:

After a successful career in the aerospace industry Pat Wiley began his second career as a writer at the New School for Creative Writing. A series of short stories followed about his adventures sailing his boat on a two year, three thousand-mile journey to the islands of the Caribbean and South America. From this journey, he wrote his first novel EYEWITNESS a nautical murder mystery. The Sinking of the MV Le JOOLA: Africa’s Titanic is his first book. The non-fiction narrative is the result of two-years of research into one of the worst maritime tragedies in recorded history—a tragedy, which tore at the soul of a country. His interviews with survivors and extensive in-country research revealed the shameful loss of life and incredible accounts of survival that form the heart of the book. Pat is a licensed Captain and resides in Flat Rock, North Carolina with his wife, an accomplished painter and sculptor. PatWileyAuthor.com Amazon.com/author/patrickwiley

Review:

"The story itself is fantastic. A murder mystery set at sea. A man and a whale vs. two thugs. And yes, it goes all the way to court. I have to say, it was one of the most interesting court scenes I've ever read in a book! Usually that gets a bit tedious for me, but Wiley kept the pace going just right to keep you interested." -In the Bookcase "Life on the high seas is always an adventure. Mix in a hurricane, dismasted sailboat, death and a whale encounter and you have the makings of a great read. Makes you feel like your sailing right along with him. -A.C., 4 Stars --More Praise-- "SUPERB!! Well-written account of the Joola! This book holds so many descriptions and details of the shipwreck. I enjoyed reading it. For anyone interested in maritime history, this is definitely a must-read." - In The Bookcase, The Sinking of the MV Le Joola "Senegal, Africa, Unheard Heros. 5/5 stars.... You won't want to put it down! A true story of a disaster so enormous yet so preventable...this tragedy should have been front page news, but now told, it brings the reader into the personal, harrowing experiences of the survivors...their fight to survive in an unbelievable struggle against all odds...and how their government failed them. [A] story that will make you wonder why the rest of the world has had little news and so little interest. Get your handkerchief out." - The Sinking of the MV Le Joola "Exciting & Educational. This tale is both haunting and educational....one to sure stick with you for a long time to come." - The Sinking of the MV Le Joola

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