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ISBN#9781451683332
BIB ID#1611873
Call# 910.9163 T

Storm too soon

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New York : Scribner, 2013.
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Florida ? countdown to the crossing -- Jean Pierre -- Riding the Gulf Stream -- Spirits are high -- The gathering storm -- A chaotic brew of water and a terrifying night -- Help is greatly needed -- Multiple maydays -- the SAR command center -- The wave -- The life raft -- Desperation -- Into the sea -- The cutter Tampa and the C-130 -- Tumbling in chaos -- Mayday on the seeker -- Convulsions -- Need max gas -- Tether ourselves together -- "mark, mark, mark!" -- Like a hockey puck on ice -- Deploying theswimmer -- "He needs to go first?" -- As if shot from a cannon -- They're not coming for us -- He's going to drown? -- The illusion -- The flying colours and Cherry Point naval hospital -- Heading home -- Epilogue.

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Summary/Annotation ->  FROM MASTERFUL STORYTELLER MICHAEL J. TOUGIAS COMES A NEW, HEART-STOPPING TRUE-LIFE TALE OF MARITIME DISASTER, SURVIVAL, AND DARING RESCUE, HIS MOST THRILLING AND AMAZING STORY YET. Seventy-foot waves batter a torn life raft 250 miles out to sea in one of the world's most dangerous places, the Gulf Stream. Hanging on to the raft are three men, a Canadian, a Brit, and their captain, JP de Lutz, a dual citizen of America and France. Their capsized forty-seven-foot sailboat has filled with water and disappeared below the tempestuous sea. The giant waves repeatedly toss the men out of their tiny vessel, and JP, with nine broken ribs, is hypothermic and on the verge of death. The captain, however, is a remarkably tough character, having survived a brutal boyhood, and now he must rely on the same inner strength to outlast the storm. Trying to reach these survivors before it's too late are four brave Coast Guardsmen battling hurricane- force winds in their Jayhawk helicopter. They know the waves will be extreme, but when they arrive they are astounded to find that the monstrous seas have waves reaching eighty feet. Lowering the wind-whipped helicopter to drop a rescue swimmer into such chaos will be extremely dangerous. The pilots wonder if they have a realistic chance of saving the sailors clinging to the broken life raft, and if they will be able to even retrieve their own rescue swimmer from the towering seas. Once they commit to the rescue, they find themselves in almost as much trouble as the survivors, facing one life-and-death moment after the next. Also caught in the storm are three other boats, each one in a Mayday situation. Of the ten people on these boats, only six will ever see land again. Spellbinding, harrowing, and meticulously researched, A Storm Too Soon is a vivid account about the powerful collision between the forces of nature and the human will to survive. Author Michael J. Tougias, known for his fast-paced writing style and character-driven stories, tells this true saga in the present tense to give the reader a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat immediacy. A Storm Too Soon is Tougias at his masterful best and a heart-pounding narrative of survival, the power of the human spirit, and one of the most incredible rescues ever attempted.

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