Portland, Maine (PRWEB) December 05, 2014
Maine’s rugged coastline is made up of more than 3,000 miles of bays, inlets and peninsulas that create isolated, close-knit fishing communities. The people who live in these seaside towns have one thing in common: a deep-rooted bond with the ocean.
“East of the Hague Line” (published by Trafford Publishing), by Gordon Holmes, takes a close, personal look at what it takes to live the life of an offshore fisherman. Holmes, a Maine native, captures the rhythms and tensions of life aboard a commercial fishing boat in his latest novel.
The crew of the fishing vessel Jubilee is comprised of four brave fishermen. Their loved ones wait at home, hopeful for good fishing, but fearful for the lives of their men. Normally, fishermen only depend on a good catch to make their living. Holmes’ latest book asks what happens when manipulation, deceit and betrayal by a trusted crewmember changes the tide?
Young Tom Anderson fulfills a lifelong dream when he signs on with Captain Joseph Scanton to go fishing on the North Atlantic. He gets far more than he bargained for when his captain is forced to take his boat and crew into a perilous situation in uncharted waters east of the Hague Line. Scanton’s decision puts their freedom and their lives at stake as they sail into a trap that changes their destiny forever.
“If you enjoyed ‘The Perfect Storm’ and like to watch ‘The Deadliest Catch,’ you’ll love ‘East of the Hague Line,’” says Thomas Cathcart, a New York Times best-selling author.
“East of the Hague Line”
By Gordon Holmes
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 676 pages | ISBN 9781466941861
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 676 pages | ISBN 9781466941847
E-Book | ISBN 9781466941854
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Gordon Holmes grew up on the coast of Maine and spent his early years living and working on the ocean. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1968 and is now a real estate broker. He has two sons, a stepson, and four grandchildren and lives with the love of his life, Katherine, in Maine.
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