This book is very different from most of my other work. Written during my first year of participation in Nanowrimo, it was completed in 31 days and sold in less than 60 days from the initial word being typed. It covers experiences my family had during Hurricane Isabel, a lot of experience from my time in the US Navy, and is based on a chance comment by Trish:
“I wonder why a hurricane has never disappeared into the Bermuda Triangle?”
The other diversion from my “usual” is that this is a very ‘clean’ read. There is no sex, controlled violence (thriller style, man against nature) and no cursing. This was written so that my 14 year old daughter could read along - and it was picked up by Five Star, the publisher, for a Large Print edition under their “clean reads” line. It’s appropriate, in other words, for young adult through very old adult entertainment.
The book features cover art by the inestimable ALAN M. CLARK.
From Publishers Weekly
“As a child, Andrea Jamieson watches her father die in a hurricane. As a grimly determined young woman running a government storm-fighting project, she falls hard for flyboy Phil Wicks, a retired navy pilot who figures dropping silver iodide on hurricanes beats working for the airlines. The two make a great team at work and at home until Phil flies out into a monster storm that vanishes in the Bermuda Triangle, taking him with it. Those who think of Wilson (The Temptation of Blood) as a horror writer may be surprised by the tender tone of this unabashed descendant of 1940s pulp tales. Tugging heartstrings with the expertise of a master puppeteer, Wilson, a former naval technician, adds plenty of authentic touches but never overwhelms the reader with details. The clean prose, romance and fantasy elements, heart-pounding scenes of man against nature, and topical currency (thankfully not overplayed) will appeal to a wide variety of readers . . .” (June)
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