THREE SURVIVORS – 400 miles of tropical paradise and hurricane hell

A true story of two men and a woman out of their depth on a violent sea

THREE SURVIVORS is the gripping account of a footloose traveler 3,000 overland miles from home who finds passage on a small sailboat with strangers. But what begins as an easy four-day trip turns into a terrifying fight for survival.

Landlubber Joseph JK boards the 50 year old wooden vessel, and accepts an offer of transport in exchange to help crew. The planned voyage will cross 400 miles of the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico with the boat’s perky owner, Shasta, and her affable boyfriend-captain, Doug.

Departing in clear weather in an apparently shipshape boat, the author will not discover until later that he’s overlooked serious warnings about this apparently easy-going couple. By then the three of them are far out on open water where the heat and rhythm of the sea, the fresh lobster and fish, frolicking dolphins and the naked flirtations of Shasta lull him into a sense of well-being. Only when a small dark patch appears on the horizon do they all sense trouble ahead.

What unfolds involves a secret cargo, a killer storm, a sinking sailboat and attempts by a Norwegian freighter captain, an inexperienced Coast Guard skipper and a massive Navy warship to try and rescue them.

This real world story of turbulence among people and the sea unfolds with surprising twists and turns all the way to the final page.

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Tense, suspenseful.

Totally infuriating!!!

Exciting and clever.

The emotions are touching and real.

I feel I’m there with the noises and pitching and anxiety.

Wow, great ending! Magical.

Also by Joseph JK

THE SECRETS MAN – An international thriller

The Secrets Man
A novel

A second chance turns into a nightmare chase. Nowhere is safe and everyone is a threat.

Disgraced investigative journalist Hack climbed down from his suicide perch on the Golden Gate Bridge only to have old colleagues pull him into a baffling and dangerous case with global reach.

Badly wounded, he is forced into an international cat and mouse pursuit, struggling to stay one step ahead of a mysterious chain of killers and government agents.

The Secrets Man delivers surprises at every turn as Hack races through exotic cities and remote backwaters. Rallying his greatest strengths, he rushes to decipher, uncover and confront before time runs out for himself and those counting on him.

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Action-filled, super-exciting and clever.

Tense, suspenseful.

So funny.

Really creepy-cool!

Beautiful insight. Atmospheric.

Suddenly we’re back in a very dangerous world.

Wow! I had no idea!

Ooooh, wicked.

OMG! I wasn’t expecting that!

Great plotting, great suspense, high stakes.

Ratcheting up tons of tension

Terrifying page turner

Immediate and intriguing

Also by Joseph JK

THREE SURVIVORS – A true story of treacherous shipmates on a violent sea