Absolute Bearing

Absolute Bearing

by John Barell


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One vast ocean--the Pacific--and two ships that should have been able to avoid each other during a furious midnight storm. The resulting maximum hazard--being in extremis--leads to a tragic encounter naval personnel strive to avoid at all costs, one with fatal consequences.

Officer of the Deck Lt. Stephen Wheatley is held responsible and faces a heated and contentious court martial during which he almost attacks the prosecuting attorney physically. Unfortunately, the court finds him responsible and he pays the dreaded price.

Subsequently, he must search for redemption to regain his personal and professional bearing. This search and rescue operation leads to another sea adventure that could prove fatal. "You'll all be killed!" yells Stephen's new girl friend from the pier in San Francisco before they set sail for a firing zone in the Pacific.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490505961
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/09/2013
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

John Barell is a veteran Antarctic explorer who became an educator to foster the kinds of inquiry he experienced at age thirteen when he first read the dramatic accounts of polar exploration of Byrd, Scott and Amundsen.
Absolute Bearing results from asking, "What if I had been in this terrible storm at sea with resulting tragic consequences? How would I have redeemed myself for mistakes and regained personal bearing?"

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