For fifteen years Caleb Hayes built and ran one of the most successful security firms in Los Angeles, catering to celebrities at the top of the A-list. Now, desperate for change, desperate to be free of the secret that tortures him, he has come back to his native Maine, and to the work of his younger days, hauling lobster traps from the cold Atlantic. But the small town of Hopefleet, his boyhood home, is now ground zero in a fight between two international corporations; one that wants to build a liquid natural gas terminal in the little fishing town, and another that will do anything to stop them. Just as Caleb thinks he has found the escape he so desperately wants, a corpse tangled in his trap line plunges him into a world of violence and intrigue. To keep himself and Katie Brennan, his partner in lobster catching, alive, Caleb must fall back on the clandestine and lethal skills he had hoped to leave behind along with the life he tried to flee.
About the Author
Jim Nelson was born and raised in Maine and graduated from UCLA with a degree in motion picture/television production. Finding that despite being in Southern California, it was a damp, drizzly November in his soul, Jim took the cure Melville recommended and decided to sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. For six years he worked on board traditional sailing ships before launching a writing career as in 1994. He has since written more than twenty works of maritime fiction and history. He is the winner or the American Library Association/William Young Boyd Award and the Naval Order's Samuel Eliot Morison Award. Nelson has lectured all over the country and appeared on the Discovery Channel, History Channel and BookTV. He currently lives in Harpswell, Maine, with his former shipmate, now wife Lisa and three of their four children.