EYEWITNESS, a nautical murder mystery
by Pat Wiley
A Jack Quinn Novel, Book 1
ISBN: 978-1937333-23-2 (pbk)
First Steps Publishing, Oregon
Publication Date: May 2016
PRINT: Retail Price $16.95
#1 Nautical Mystery, #1 Nautical Thriller, #1 Sea Adventure Mystery
Freelance writer, Jack Quinn, has lost everything – his job, his life savings and now his freedom. What turned out to be an opportunity to fulfill his dream of sailing single-handed from New England to Bermuda has turned into a nightmare.
Barely surviving a hurricane, Jack offers aid to a dis-masted sailboat. But he’s punished for his good deed – soon finding himself the prime suspect for money laundering and murder. Overwhelming evidence mounts as Jack relies on two women, one of whom risks her life, trying to find corroborating evidence to his story – the only witness to the crime – a humpback whale.
A nautical fiction, sea adventure, murder mystery / thriller.
After a successful career in the aerospace industry Pat Wiley began his second career as a writer at the New School for Creative Writing. A series of short stories followed about his adventures sailing his boat on a two year, three thousand-mile journey to the islands of the Caribbean and South America. From his journey, he wrote his first novel EYEWITNESS a nautical murder mystery.
The Sinking of the MV Le JOOLA: Africa’s Titanic is his first book. The non-fiction narrative is the result of two-years of research into one of the worst maritime tragedies in recorded history–a tragedy, which tore at the soul of a country. His interviews with survivors and extensive in-country research revealed the shameful loss of life and incredible accounts of survival that form the heart of the book.
Pat is a licensed Captain and takes time out from his writing to teach sailing and boat building to inner-city children. He resides in North Carolina with his wife, an accomplished painter and sculptor.