Ghosting

Ghosting

Book - 2010
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Dr. Jack Scales, a prominent neurosurgeon, is at the peak of his career. To celebrate, he decides to make up for lost time and buys a sailing yacht christened Slow Dance, for a family cruise to Bermuda. But the family is strained: Jack's wife Arlen is secretly considering leaving the marriage; Rick, their bipolar twenty-year-old son, may need to be committed to a group home; Haley, a rebellious teenager, would rather be anywhere but trapped on a boat with her family; and Jack himselfis not prepared for the challenge of the open sea.Day by day, the Scales face mounting dangers. A lightning storm nearly destroys the boat, Rick's unstable condition worsens, and both Arlen and Haley realize that Jack is in over his head. Still, emerging from the storm, they find a fragile unity... until a man adrift on a raft leads them into danger against a terrifying gang of smugglers, who will stop at nothing to gain control of Slow Dance.Filled with an expert seaman's knowledge and driven by conflicted characters, Ghosting is a new direction for an established author: a thrilling adventure as unpredictable as the sea itself.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312613020
Branch Call Number: FIC POY
Characteristics: 293 p. ; 25 cm

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suwatte
Nov 18, 2011

No, I would not recommend this book. My heart hurt when I finished reading.

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Delmont
Aug 21, 2011

I read Mr. Poyer's book "The Med" and thought it was good and well written. So I thought I would read sometning else of his. I am sorry that I did. This is the most evil, sadistic atocious story I have ever read. I kept reading, thinking that something good would happen. It never did, but the gratuitous cruelty continued. The author makes no attempt to explain such evil and there is no balance with anything good. The short epilogue has no redeeming value and offers no satisfaction. I would not recommend the book to anyone.

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