WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING…
“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
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 transformed into a nightmare.
Barely surviving a hurricane, Jack offers aid to survivors on a dismasted sailboat. But something is wrong. After arriving back to the mainland, Jack’s arrested and finds himself the prime suspect in an extensive FBI investigation of smuggling, money laundering and murder. Overwhelming evidence mounts as Jack relies on two women, one of whom risks her life to find corroborating evidence to his story and track down the only witness in his favor–a humpback whale.
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.