Drake's Passage

Drake's Passage

by Barrett Richey


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Drake, a tormented Iraq War vet, battles drug smugglers in this high-seas techno-thriller. The war flashbacks are fictionalized accounts of actual riverine missions. Drake must use the skills he learned as an Iraq War riverine boat captain after a coworker plunders a cartel's narco-torpedoes and diverts suspicion onto Drake. The ensuing battlefield-like situations trigger a flood of incapacitating, repressed war memories, which could be his undoing.Flashbacks of his tours in Iraq are fictionalized accounts of actual riverine missions: mine clearing in the port of Umm Qasr, a missile attack on Saddam's yacht AL-MANSUR, the Small Craft Company's actions on the Euphrates River during the second Battle of Fallujah, the Dam Support Unit protecting Haditha Dam, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615684581
Publisher: Barrett Richey
Publication date: 03/27/2013
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Barrett Richey has been working as a software engineer for more than thirty years. His work has taken him to various places around the world, including the Near East during Desert Storm. He spent countless hours on and around boats while growing up in Michigan, and he spent two seasons on his uncle's fishing boat on Lake Erie before going to university. When not working, writing, or spending time with his wife, he can be found along the southern California coast in his 1958 Glasspar del Mar, which he restored in his garage.

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