After Ben Bass retired from the Air Force and was no longer flying fighters, he turned to his other love, the sea. As a new sail boat salesman for Boynton Boats in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Captain... More > Ben was cleared of all responsibility when a newly-designed keel fails and two people are drowned. Nevertheless, he was forced to move to an Island in the Caribbean and into a position in the bare boat charter business. Ever the adrenalin junky, Ben acquires and modifies a high-tech sailboat, and becomes embroiled in dangers facing Sally Boynton, daughter and rightful heir of the former owner of Boynton Boats. This is a fast paced and tightly wrapped story that takes Ben Bass back to the home of his family roots for answers. Lives are lost in this search as Ben and Sally are forced to rely on clandestine measures and old skills to make their way through Europe. This sorted tale plays out across the storm tossed Caribbean and forces Ben to return to Florida and to the origin of his sailing accident.< Less
Ben Bass, retired fighter pilot and owner of a high tech sailboat, continues to ply the Caribbean Sea as he did in the novel Abbondanza. His current assignment: Open a new boat charter location for... More > Windward Islands Bare Boat company. The adventures of Ben and his sailboat place him squarely in the center of a mad man’s act of nuclear terrorism and are intertwined with events of the past. The 16th century discovery of Florida and subsequent attempts to subjugate the pre-historic population are examined, and actually affect the deranged industrialist’s attempt at revenge.
This fast-paced story includes historic events as more than just a subplot. Sailing across the Gulf of Mexico and the western Caribbean Sea takes Ben to many interesting ports -- not all by choice. While trying to avoid being blown to bits, our captain finds solace in the charms of a beautiful and intelligent woman. For those readers who are interested, the geographical locations are listed in the Author’s Notes at the end of the book.< Less
Captain Ben Bass becomes involved in a global intrigue when a Windward Island Bare Boats charter captain is murdered after winning a race and, hundreds of miles away, a family friend is kidnapped. ... More > At the same time, natives are being enslaved in equatorial Africa. It is hard to see that these seemingly unrelated incidents are actually all part of a complicated plot that could have world-wide impact on the growing electronics industry. Ben and his friend Jeanne Hoch have only a short time together as they sail Abbondanza into the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the high-tech sailboat becomes a missile target.< Less
What has a new sailboat designed to resemble the old Chesapeake Bay Schooner, ancient relics from the early days of the Roman Empire, and a stray cat with an uncanny ability have to do with each... More > other? Captain Ben Bass and Sam Ko, the owner of Windward Islands Bare Boats, form a new company to enter in the luxury cruise industry, only to have one of their captains become a murder victim. As Ben Bass tries to make sense of the crime, he becomes a target and almost loses his own life twice and on two different islands nearly 5,000 miles apart.
The Caribbean is only a small stage in the tragedies that have plagued the world-wide luxury cruise industry. While many people enjoy cruising vacations without incident, there nevertheless appears to be an inordinate number of cruise line accidents at sea -- accidents that may have been the result of an organized attempt to profit from the misery of others. Like it or not, Ben Bass finds himself squarely in the middle of the action in this, his latest adventure.< Less