The Widow Wave: A True Courtroom Drama of Tragedy at Sea

The Widow Wave: A True Courtroom Drama of Tragedy at Sea

by Jay W. Jacobs

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ISBN-13: 9781610272735
Publisher: Quid Pro, LLC
Publication date: 08/29/2014
Pages: 278
Sales rank: 1,036,896
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Jay W. Jacobs has been a member of the California bar for more than 35 years. A civil litigator, he specialized in maritime law. Before law school, he was a sailor and an officer in the merchant marine, sailing on cargo ships, ore-carriers and tankers on voyages bound for Europe, Africa, India, the Far East, South America, the Persian Gulf and Japan. He now lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest.

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The Widow Wave: A True Courtroom Drama of Tragedy at Sea 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
fivewisemans More than 1 year ago
Captivating! Interesting! Exciting! I thought this book could be over my head as I am not an attorney. Jay Jacobs thoroughly explained any kind of courtroom behavior that was foreign to me. This book was filled with great knowledge that was easy for me to understand and feel like I moved through the courtroom with him. The story line was fascinating and played with my emotions. It kept me guessing as to how things would unfold. This is a must read for all! Great book to add to your library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Widow Wave is a non-fiction book which walks you through a court room drama of a wrongful death suit of a true tragedy at sea. The time in the court room consists of twists and turns by the legal representatives of both the plaintiff and the defendants. The recreational fishing boat, the Aloha, was lost at sea with five men aboard without a trace. The skipper was Francis Michael Dowd, a former qualified submariner. Francis Dowd served, (and was a plankowner) on the USS Barracuda (SSK-1). He served the majority of his naval career on the Barracuda as a Sonarman. (Trivia: Former President Jimmy Carter was the XO). The basis of the Plaintiff’s suit was that the skipper had acted in a careless and negligent manner thereby causing the loss of the “Aloha” The Defense lawyer’s (the author) intent was to defend the widow and her deceased husband’s honor. His key point was that a Submariner is never careless. You will need to read this true life drama to see if the jury agrees. I recommend spending the time to read this intriguing story. It is NOT a dull legal document but an entertaining and enjoyable experience.