Authentic sailing tale.
A well written novel, by a author who knows blue water sailing. It had a interesting cast, a great plot and best of all it was hard to put down. I enjoyed this novel very much.
-- Scott . F. Ennis
Thanks for presenting an exciting story of a man going through life's turmoil. I enjoyed the story start to finish. Obvious an author with passion for yacht design and surfing.
-- Joe Berger
Loved the story , characters , writing style. Couldn't put it down. Want to find more books like this. Sailing knowledge was profound.
Really enjoyed this book; creative plot, highly realistic, fast paced, and well edited. I particularly liked the main character Cliff, and his coming of age and discovery of self despite the fact that he was already an adult. I was a professional captain for over twenty years and I'm reasonably certain that all or many parts of the voyage and challenges described by Leif did in fact happen to him over the course of his life. He's a natural and gifted storyteller and I highly recommend the book.
-- Rip Converse
Best sailing story in awhile.Most sailing stories are who done its or secret agent type stories with very little about actual sailing. This has a good plot but doesn't sacrifice the sailing. Even a sailing terms glossary for those who need it. I also liked that he went back in time. Well written story. I hope to read more from him.
-- Amy Fairchild
Very cool story...
I have fantasized about going cruising for decades although I have now come to realize it is very hard, lonely and dangerous. It is unlikely I will ever go there. But this is a great story, well delivered, and it just might make you want to go cruising. Or not. I still dream about sailing around the world, and will leave it to my dreams. But this is a fun read and I highly recommend it. Just wish it was a bit longer. There's going to be a follow-up, right? We want to know what happens to Cliff and Lena! Surely they will get temselves into some more trouble. Por favor senor Beiley. I know you can do it :-)
-- D. House
Riveting and fast paced sailing adventure.
For any sailor or one with the dream of a sailing adventure, I recommend this book wholeheartedly. I was enthralled with the story and characters, and the depth of nautical sailing accuracy. I hadn't read this author's biography until I had finished the book, then it became perfectly clear why all the beautiful detail and accuracy of the sailing and sail handling descriptions. Do yourself a favor and don't pass up a chance to take this trip.
An authentic maritime thriller.
I'm from the '70's, old now, and I live on my 38' sailboat. I've known people like the characters in this story, and I've known a lot of marinas and sailors. You can't fake it. All of the descriptions of life at sea in this book, and the characters who do these kinds of things, are legit. I felt like I knew everyone on Staghound, probably ran into them a few times in the '70's. The story is intense, and moves along well, and feels real all the way. My compliments to the author, well done. Hope you write another. Highly recommended story.
-- C. Falkner
Very well-written nautical
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel. It was engaging and featured unique and interesting dialogue and plotting as well as a good travel narrative. It is very much a "guy" book, but still has a nice romantic angle to it. This sort of novel, in my experience, usually includes very graphic violence, but I was pleased to see that is not the case here. The scenes of violence were handled sparingly and even with compassion.
-- Mark Jones