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Dead on the Wind
Dead on the Wind

Dead on the Wind


240 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $14.99 (US $14.99) (CA $17.99)

Publication Date: April 2015

ISBN 9781892147318

Rights: WOR

Marlor Press, Inc. (Apr 2015)
Marlor Press


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During a storm on the infamous Tasman Sea, a lone sailor testing a new, around-the-world racing sailboat goes missing under mysterious circumstances. Her disappearance triggers worldwide headlines and news coverage and as boats and aircraft converge upon the missing craft's presumed location, boating journalist Kevlin Star is drawn into the search and begins his own investigation as he fights to stay one step ahead of his rival journalists. Meanwhile, the harrowing Race Alone Around the World event has begun as sailors depart from New York harbor and head down the Atlantic coast to the first port of call in Cape Town, South Africa. As the sailors fight their way through stormy seas and brutal storms, Kevlin begins to assemble clues on what appears to be an unknown and relentless killer stalking the sailboat racers. In a last-ditch effort, Kevlin must find and stop the killer before a terrorist attack is unleashed in Sydney's harbor. This nautical thriller is a harrowing tale onboard racing sailboats, drawn from the author's real-life adventures and experiences.


"The dangerous, fascinating world of long distance, singlehanded yacht racing is full of remarkable characters and daring feats, making it an especially intriguing setting for a high-seas whodunit. Marlin Bree knows this arena well, and his well-crafted tale of mystery and adventure makes for gripping reading."  —Herb McCormick, Cruising World

"Packs all the adventure of his award-winning nonfiction with enough twists and turns to keep you reading through the night. Dead on the Wind deserves a spot on every boater's reading list." —Yvonne Hill, the Ensign

"This nautical thriller is a harrowing tale onboard racing sailboats . . .The story explodes with suspense and intrigue and catapults the reader into the world of ocean racing, storms at sea and giant waves aboard racing sailboats." —Sails

"If you enjoy sailing and techno-thrillers, Dead on the Wind will keep you glued to your reading chair." —Chas. Hague, Good Old Boat

"This nautical thriller begins in the Tasman Sea in the middle of an around-the-world sailing race and includes a cast of solo circumnavigators among the suspects, victims, and investigators." —WoodenBoat

"[P]lenty of nautical action in this 'high-seas whodunit.'" —Small Craft Advisor

"Dead on the Wind sends its readers into a fast-moving and suspenseful world of water where giant waves and wild, threatening storms are just the tip of the iceberg." —Offshore Yachting

"The intrigue mounts, and the action never stops. Warning: Do not start this book in the evening if you have to work the next day." —Dave Osmolski, The Ensign

Author Biography

Marlin Bree is a nationally recognized small craft sailor, an award-winning marine journalist, and a two-time winner of the Boating Writers International Grand Prize Writing Award. He is a former magazine editor for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, a past president of the Minnesota Press Club, and a contributor to publications such as Cruising World, DIY Boat Owner, the Ensign, Good Old Boat, and Lakeland Boating. He is the author of numerous boating books, including Broken Seas, The Dangerous Book for Boaters, In the Teeth of the Northeaster, and Wake of the Green Storm. He lives in Shoreview, Minnesota.