Gale Force

Gale Force

by Owen Laukkanen


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For all lovers of maritime adventure comes an electrifying thriller of treachery and peril on the high seas featuring a dynamic new heroine, from multi-award-nominated suspense star Owen Laukkanen.

In the high-stakes world of deep-sea salvage, an ocean disaster can mean a huge payoff—if you can survive the chase.

McKenna Rhodes has never been able to get the sight of her father's death out of her mind. A freak maritime accident has made her the captain of the salvage boat Gale Force, but it's also made her cautious, sticking closer to the Alaska coastline. She and her crew are just scraping by, when the freighter Pacific Lion, out of Yokohama, founders two hundred miles out in a storm.

This job is their last chance—but there is even more at stake than they know. Unlisted on any manifest, the Lion's crew includes a man on the run carrying fifty million dollars in stolen Yakuza bearer bonds. The Japanese gangsters want the money. The thief's associates want the money. Another salvage ship, far bigger and more powerful than Gale Force, is racing to the rendezvous as well. And the storm rages on. If McKenna can't find a way to prevail, everything she loves—the ship, her way of life, maybe even her life itself—will be lost.

Filled with bravery, betrayal, sudden twists, and pure excitement, Gale Force is a spectacular new adventure from the fast-rising suspense star.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735212633
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 306,895
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Owen Laukkanen is the author of the Stevens and Windermere series, beginning with The Professionals, which was nominated for the Anthony Award, Barry Award, Spinetingler Magazine Best Novel: New Voices Award, and the International Thriller Writers’ Thriller Award for best first novel. His follow-up, Criminal Enterprise, was nominated for the ITW Thriller Award for best novel. A resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, he is now at work on the next book featuring Stevens and Windermere.

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Gale Force 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable book that you should enjoy if you have a nautical flair
Dalai-Momma-Drama More than 1 year ago
Nautical Thriller...I've never read before. One sub-genre I never knew to exist. Gale Force by Owen Laukkanen is the first of it's kind under my belt and I'm not going to lie...I was completely enticed but at the same time reluctant when I the book was right in front of me..waiting for me to read it. Intimidating at 384 pages. Once you dive in..the thrill and rush of such a read is captivating. "Peril on the high seas", a female main character that is a total bad a** in the water behind a beast of a massive and powerful ship. Sold...a female Captain!! I thought that was quite unique. This book was action packed..nail biting...power surging...a great read. At times it got a bit daunting for me..I know nothing of boats, ships, large bodies of water..only that the ocean terrifies me to no end. Even more so after this read. A crew of likable characters, a fast paced story that seems to never end it's thrilling intensity...Owen Laukkanen has created something adventurous and suspenseful. Recommend for all those high adventure readers.