ME Other Nautical Fiction

 

When doing research for historic naval fiction books to add to this site I often find ones about merchant ships and other nautical stories set in the modern era.

A Fall from Aloft

WWII

Based on the true life experiences of the Author when he was a young boy.

A troublesome boy is shipped off to boarding school in England in the middle of the war when his mother determines she can no longer deal with him. Thrown into the reality of crossing the Atlantic during the U-boat era, 13 year old James Berkeley's terror is palpable. He must confront the horrors of war alone..

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The Captain's Conspiracy

1880 The year is 1880. The SS Ferret, a former ferry owned by the Highland Railway Company, is chartered for a cruise of several months in the Mediterranean, ostensibly for the health of the Captain's wife. In Glasgow, the vessel is appropriately modified and provisioned expensively before she sails. But with destinations unknown, weapons in the cargo and the Captain and his healthy-looking 'wife' occupying separate cabins, the crew become nervous and suspicious. What is the Captain up to?

This true, action-packed story following the Ferret's voyage has been fictionalised by James McCarthy, a respected author of historical non-fiction.

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Deadly Crossing

 

A phone call. A common enough event, sometimes welcome, sometimes annoying, but seldom life changing. Or so we assume. But assumptions are dangerous things, and the reality is we all live one phone call away from disaster. One cheerful ring away from news of a tragic accident. One muted buzz from learning a lifetime of memories have disappeared in a raging house fire.

And so it is for Tom Dugan, rolling though the London night, the woman he loves in the taxi beside him. Life is good by any measure -- until his phone rings, alerting him to the arrival of two old Russian friends with a very big problem.

Dugan's attempts to help his friends rescue an innocent girl from the Russian mob plunge him into a world he'd scarcely imagined, endangering him and everyone he holds dear. A world of modern day slavery and unspeakable cruelty, from which no one will escape, unless Dugan can weather a Deadly Crossing.

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M/V Pleiades: Her Final Voyage

1989

The year is 1989. The Navy that Frank Sawyer was thrown out of wasn't the one he had joined. Twelve years after the happy go lucky sailor enlisted, they came up with a drug test for THC, a curve ball Frank just couldn't get a handle on. After three strikes, he hit the bricks with his newly minted dishonorable discharge, hell bent on heading back to sea. After being shuned by the maritime unions, he answered an add in the San Francisco Examiner that would lead him back to sea on a supposed mission to mine the debris field of the Titanic for profit. He took them up on their offer as a heaven sent opportunity. As it turned out, it was anything but.

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The Whiteness of the Whale

 

After a tragic accident maims her laboratory assistant, Dr. Sara Pollard's career as a primate behaviorist lies in ruins. With nothing left to lose, Pollard – descendant of a Nantucket captain whose ship was sunk by a rogue whale – accepts an offer to join anti-whaling activists on a round-the-world racing yacht as the resident scientist. The plan is to sail from Argentina to the stormy Antarctic Sea. There they'll shadow, harass, and expose the Japanese fleet, which continues to kill and process endangered whales in internationally-declared sanctuaries.

But everyone aboard Black Anemone has a secret, or something to live down. Her crew—including a beautiful but narcissistic film celebrity, an Afghan War veteran in search of the buzz of combat, and an enigmatic, obsessive captain—will confront hostile whalers, brutal weather, dangerous ice, near-mutiny, and romantic conflict. But no one aboard is prepared for what Nature herself has in store . . . when they're targeted by a massive creature with a murderous agenda of its own.

Filled with violence, beauty, and magical evocations of life in the most remote waters on Earth, The Whiteness of the Whale is a powerful adventure by a master novelist.

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When the Sea Boiled

 

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When the Sea Boiled

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