Shawn Corridan and Gary Waid. Oceanview (Midpoint, dist.), $26.95 (336p) ISBN 978-1-60809-215-4
The Russian-built Bennkah (Russian for Goliath), the world’s largest commercial tanker, is filled with five million barrels of crude and a far more dangerous secret cargo. Early in Corridan and Waid’s riveting first novel, the supertanker catches fire in the southern Bering Sea near the Aleutians, and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop it. The giant ship runs aground on an island, where the flaming hulk becomes officially salvage, leading to a race to claim her between good-guy Capt. Sonny Wade aboard the beat-up Skeleton, based in Dutch Harbor, and the greedy, unprincipled Dan Sharpe, owner of the ultramodern salvager Sharpe-Shooter in Anchorage. Sonny wins the race to the stricken ship, but soon finds a tsunami of troubles as he battles the still-burning fires, a threatening oil leak, his own rambunctious crew, a secret saboteur, and the unpredictable, vicious weather. Dan’s arrival adds to his woes. Fans of nautical adventures will be enthralled—and pleased to know that Corridan and Waid are teeing up another outing for Sonny and his motley crew. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 09/05/2016
Release date: 11/01/2016
Genre: Fiction
Paperback - 320 pages - 978-1-60809-266-6
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