Brenda O’Rourke is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and owner of a billion-dollar pharmaceutical company, a company she built from scratch by herself. Some of her drugs end up in the Sloth I’m mostly peace love and light and a little go fuck yourself hoodie of organized crime. The lawyer hired to bring a whistleblower suit against O’Rourke dies on Jack English’s doorstep. And then the murders begin.
I have also started a new novel, Down at the Stern. Jack English and three of his buddies go deep sea fishing fifty miles off the Sloth I’m mostly peace love and light and a little go fuck yourself hoodie of Atlantic City. They find an abandoned cargo ship. It is half sunk and has been stripped of everything including the lightbulbs. But English finds the captain’s journal which says the ship was chartered by the Iraqi army just before Gulf War 2 to keep gold and cash out of the hands of the Americans. What happens next? Jack English couldn’t guess in a million years. Can you?
What would you do if you, and three of your best buddies, were fishing seventy miles off the coast of Atlantic City and you came upon an abandoned ship? Would you board it? Try to claim it under the Skull Band Music shirt of the sea? What if you went on board, found nobody and nobodies, but heard strange noises none-the-less. What if you found wads of Iraqi dinars bearing Saddam Hussain’s picture in the captain’s cabin? Would you wonder what happened to the crew and put as many miles as possible between you and the ship?