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Publisher Comments:

Insurance investigator Brent Calloway may be too hard-boiled to crack a smile, but he’ll go to any length to crack a case. As tough, terse and tireless as insurance man Edward G. Robinson in Double Indemnity, Calloway’s about to go to extremes to see to it that one ship makes it safely from Hawaii to the mainland.

Going undercover and posing as ruthless killer Spike O’Brien, Calloway quickly discovers that on this ship nothing is what it seems, and no one can be trusted. With so much insurance money at stake, and the whole crew apparently in on the scam, this could end up being a voyage to the bottom of the sea. . . .

And when the real Spike O’Brien shows up, it’s Calloway who’ll need a good insurance policy. Because life is cheap when the stakes are so high—on a ship of lies bearing a False Cargo.

A veteran sailor who had voyaged long and far, L. Ron Hubbard knew well the life at sea. He once wrote in his journal: “There is something magnificently terrible about a savage sea in the unwholesome green of half-dawn. . . . The ship is an unreal, fragile thing, full of strange groans, and engine and sails are dwarfed in their puny power when matched to all the countless horsepower in wave and wind and current. The whole world is an awesome threat. Alone, wet, hungry, hand cramped upon a tiller, a sailor knows more truth in those hours than all mankind in his millions of years.”

Also includes the sea adventure Grounded, in which a Royal Air Force lieutenant loses a friend and tarnishes his reputation, and sets out in search of redemption . . . no matter the price.

* A Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award Winner

Synopsis:

Insurance investigator Brent Calloway will go to any length to crack a case. As tough and terse as Edward G. Robinson in Double Indemnity, Calloway’s about to go to extremes to see to it that one ship makes it safely to the mainland.  Going undercover and posing as a ruthless killer, Calloway discovers that on this ship nothing is what it seems, and no one can be trusted. With so much insurance money at stake, and the whole crew in on the scam, it’s Calloway who’ll need a good insurance policy. Because life is cheap when the stakes are so high.

 

Synopsis:

Discover intrigue. Brent Calloway is hired by an insurance firm to board a cargo vessel undercover and ensure it makes its way to San Diego in one piece. Once the voyage is underway, Calloway finds fraud, a pattern of organized scuttlings and the true fate of another vessel captained by an old friend. But when Calloway’s true identity is revealed, he must fight for his life—and the real danger begins. ALSO INCLUDES THE ADVENTURE STORY "GROUNDED" 

"Fans of old-time radio dramas and those familiar with Galaxy Press’ Stories from the Golden Age series will be pleased." —Booklist

* A Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award Winner

About the Author

With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 230 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and '40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592122806
Publisher:
Galaxy Audio
Subject:
sea adventure
Author:
Ballerini, Eduardo
Author:
Lister, Ralph
Author:
Meskimen, Jim
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Reitel, Enn
Author:
Daley, R. F.
Author:
Hubbard, L. Ron
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Burton, Corey
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Bloom, Brooke
Subject:
Heroism
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Book-on-CD
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American hero
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1934-
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1930s
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a scary story
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; adult fiction
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Adventurers
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; Appearances are Deceptive.
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Audiobook
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, audio story
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; best selling author
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Betrayal
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Blackmail
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BOOK ON TAPE
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; books for boys
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books for men
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, books on audio , brother and sister
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, cargo
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character driven
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compelling
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Conspiracy
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Courage
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Cover Up
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Crime
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, Cruelty , dangerous
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Dark -- Fiction.
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, dark stories
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, dark story
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, dashiell hammett
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Deception
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, desperation
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Edition Description:
First Edition, Unabridged
Series:
Stories from the Golden Age
Publication Date:
20120721
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
from 7
Dimensions:
5.63 x 5 x 0.5 in 0.5 lb

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Product details pages Galaxy Audio - English 9781592122806 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Insurance investigator Brent Calloway will go to any length to crack a case. As tough and terse as Edward G. Robinson in Double Indemnity, Calloway’s about to go to extremes to see to it that one ship makes it safely to the mainland.  Going undercover and posing as a ruthless killer, Calloway discovers that on this ship nothing is what it seems, and no one can be trusted. With so much insurance money at stake, and the whole crew in on the scam, it’s Calloway who’ll need a good insurance policy. Because life is cheap when the stakes are so high.

 

"Synopsis" by ,
Discover intrigue. Brent Calloway is hired by an insurance firm to board a cargo vessel undercover and ensure it makes its way to San Diego in one piece. Once the voyage is underway, Calloway finds fraud, a pattern of organized scuttlings and the true fate of another vessel captained by an old friend. But when Calloway’s true identity is revealed, he must fight for his life—and the real danger begins. ALSO INCLUDES THE ADVENTURE STORY "GROUNDED" 

"Fans of old-time radio dramas and those familiar with Galaxy Press’ Stories from the Golden Age series will be pleased." —Booklist

* A Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award Winner

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