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What’s a man to do after the Coast Guard shoots up his boat, sinks it, and leaves him for dead off the coast of Maine? In the 1920s, at the height of prohibition, options are limited. Emmett Dougal, fisherman and rumrunner, feels it best to put some distance between him and his recent past, returning to his Puget Sound roots to start afresh. But home isn’t what it used to ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published June 29th 2017 by Promontory Press Inc.
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Jessica
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Loved the setting, loved the core of the plot. Unfortunately for me it fell down from there and I think this novel could have used a couple more drafts. The author obviously has a love for the history of Puget Sound, as do I, and he did a lot of geographic research. The characters didn't get as much...there are many instances of slang and pop culture that wouldn't have been present yet in prohibition-era Seattle. I don't mind a little poetic license, but combined with the well researched geograp ...more
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the story is deeply and intimately tied to not just its place but the era yet still manages to feel brazenly contemporary. Readers are given compelling characters who due to their circumstances have a moral flexibility they must endure

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A big, rollicking, boisterous story that feels alternately like a moving train you've just hopped and a big old sweater you want to wrap yourself up in. A great book to disappear into. It's got a little bit of everything, adventure, drama, romance, action.... all neatly balanced in a voice that never gets in the way of the story. All in all, a great read and a very promising debut novel. If you like Lehane's "Coughlin" books, this book's for you. ...more
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