by Peter Bridgford
This sequel to Hauling Through takes place a decade after the original story. During that time, a lot has changed.
Jamie Kurtz, the underachieving “college boy” who originally went to Kestrel Cove, Maine, to be a sternman on a lobsterboat and was accepted by the colorful locals, now finds himself the historical researcher for a small nonprofit organization charged with the archaeological recovery of a mysterious shipwreck in the town of Verdant Beach, Florida. Simply put, the last ten years have not been kind to Jamie—he has failed with his friendships, his marriage, and his family, and this gig in Florida may be the final stop in a once-promising career as a historian.
But this new life is suddenly blindsided with the appearance of Bill Hand, the aloof millionaire who has been on the run since launching a satellite-killing missile ten years ago, and the rest of the characters of Kestrel Cove, who are in Florida to fulfill the weird dying wishes of one of their own. Secrets are revealed, romances are renewed, and all hell breaks loose.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Peter “Bridge” Bridgford lives on an island off the coast of Maine with his wife, their two daughters, and a dog named Twilight.
He is the author of Hauling Through, But I Digress, Where Eagles Dare Not Perch, and Sweating Through.