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BOOK REVIEW: “North Wind” by Michael Hale

Jun 29, 2018
Two thousand miles north concealed far below the dense ice pack, dozens of fully armed submarines moved silently through the Kara, Laptev and Barents Seas. The Borei class vessels, or Boreas, which were aptly named after the Greek god of The North Wind have specific coordinates pre-loaded into their data bases. In less than twenty-four hours, they will reach their programmed coordinates and await further instructions. While on a remote Canadian fishing trip, Brice Anderson attempts to send a warning via text message to his wife, Sharon, but he has little indication that it transmitted or was ever received. Along with his best friend and fellow war vet, Chad, and their good friends William and John, the four men must traverse over 1200 miles of harsh environment by foot, boat and any other means that presents itself along the way to reach their destination in Labrador. Obstacles along the way include severe weather conditions, natural disasters spurred on by the nuclear attack; and four deranged brothers straight out of Deliverance. Will their families be waiting for them? Is there anything to return home to? “North Wind” (Viper Press; $9.99/softcover) by Michael Hale, is a ‘must read’ adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to its conclusion.

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Michael Hale is an avid fisherman and has taken yearly fly-in fishing trips into the Canadian wilderness since the mid-seventies. According to Hale, the harsh reality is that while he was on one of these trips, other events occurred in the world without his knowledge. In 1997, on the last day of his trip, the pilot told him of Princess Diana’s death as he loaded the plane. That triggered the question... ‘What if we were never picked up?’ From that day forward “North Wind” had begun its development. Hale turned sixty years old in 2017 and this is his first novel. Six years of his life has gone into its publication, and he sincerely hopes that each reader enjoys taking part in this adventure.


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