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ROGUE WAVE AND OTHER RED-BLOODED SEA STORIES
Tossed in the thundering waters of a killer wave, Melissa fights for her life, trapped in the hull of an upside-down boat. . .
Michael seeks revenge after his father's brutal death in the jaws of a great white shark. . .
Blinded by his own blood, navy pilot Jack Grimes attempts to defy death by landing on an aircraft carrier. . .
An apprentice seaman aboard an American freighter is plunged into the cold sea. The suck of the hull draws him cruelly along below the waterline, knifing him on barnacles, finally releasing him into the white water wake, as his ship disappears on the horizon. . .
THE SEA HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PLACE OF HIGH ADVENTURE--FASCINATING, MYSTERIOUS, DANGEROUS AND DEADLY. IN EIGHT GRIPPING TALES, AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR THEODORE TAYLOR CAPTURES THE POWERFUL DRAMA OF THE MIGHTY SEA AND THE EXCITEMENT OF THOSE WHO DARE TO CHALLENGE IT.
Eight heart-pounding adventures at sea as told by award-winning author Theodore Taylor.
Eight gripping stories by award-winning author Theodore Taylor capture the power of the sea and the people drawn to it. From the tale of a teenage girl who fights for her life after a rogue wave traps her in the cabin of the overturned boat, to the story of a boy who takes revenge against the white shark who killed his father, Taylor brings the drama of the sea to life.
About the Author
Theodore Taylor was born in North Carolina and began writing at the age of thirteen as a cub reporter for the Portsmouth, Virginia Evening Star. Leaving home at seventeen to join the Washington Daily News as a copy boy, he worked his way toward New York City and became an NBC network sportswriter at the age of nineteen. Mr. Taylor is the author of a dozen books for young readers, among them the award-winning The Cay. He lives in Laguna Beach, California, with his wife, Flora.
Table of Contents
Rogue wave -- Hauling gold -- Wingman, fly me down --Out there -- Hating Hansen -- The butcher -- The schoolie -- The O'Tannenbaum Affair.