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Product Details

  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Martin Sisters Publishing (October 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937273717
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937273712
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,474,278 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Bill Schweigart is a former Coast Guard officer who currently works for the Department of Homeland Security. He lives in Arlington, VA with his wife Kate and their daughter Sidney, who provide him with all the adventure he needs. He is hard at work on his second novel.

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Bill Schweigart is a former Coast Guard officer who has drawn from his experiences at sea to write the taut nautical thriller, Slipping The Cable. Schweigart's debut is a modern entry to the rich tradition of the sea novel: everyone is confined aboard ship, tensions run high, and the setting itself is deadly, but not nearly as deadly as his characters. If you have ever suffered an impossible boss, ever wanted to fall off the grid and start over fresh, or just wanted to lose yourself in a high seas and high stakes adventure, Slipping The Cable is a must read. Schweigart lives in Arlington, VA, where his wife, daughter, and imagination provide him with all the adventure he needs. He is currently finishing his second novel, a supernatural thriller set in the shadow of Washington, DC.

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Can't wait for the Authors next book.
Melissa Christie
The main characters are all likable and realistically flawed.
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It is a fast read and kept me riveted until the very end.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Brent on October 20, 2012
Format: Paperback
This is a great book about a guy who has simply had it with the man, and decides to get off the grid with a little help from some of Key West's finest.
Worthwhile if you like Carl Hiassen, Hunter S. Thompson, or Ernest Hemingway.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By NY TIMES on October 19, 2012
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A great read, a page turner from beginning to end!
I laughed, I cried,I lost 15 pounds!
I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mike in MD on March 27, 2013
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To be perfectly honest, as a former Coast Guard cutter commanding officer and former resident of the Keys, I was skeptical that a first time author could portray these two disparate environments with sufficient detail and realism to render them believable. Boy was I wrong. Bill Schweigart flawlessly, and sometimes unnervingly, reproduces shipboard life and those unique interpersonal relationships that can only exist at sea. His representation of the people and attitudes of Key West is so spot on that I find it hard to believe he is not a true conch (a person born in Key West). Those coupled with a cast of lifelike characters and a fast moving plot made for a throughly enjoyable read (and yes, to use an overused term, there were times when I could not put it down). So if you want to go to sea but not get wet or visit Key West and avoid the crowd, read Slipping The Cable soon, that you can brag that you knew this author before he was a household name.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Go Navy on February 18, 2013
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I never review books but enjoyed this one so much that I felt compelled to comment. I'm anxious to read Bill Schweigart's next novel. We have Coast Guard officers in our family who recommended this to me so I expected that I would like it, but the quality of the writing and the crafting of this creative and multi-faceted story far exceeded my expectations. I was quickly pulled in and found it difficult to stop reading it, anxious to see the next development in the story line. The unique plot stands alone, a far cry from the normal adventure novels that repeat the same basic story with variations in heroes and villians. The shipboard scenes are reminiscent of Herman Wouk as the reader sifts through the disturbing dynamics between the CO and members of his crew. The description of Key West was vivid and fascinating and if you've never been there you will want to go after reading this novel. While I'm not usually a fan of the results of turning books into films, there's no doubt this one would be a candidate for an original and compelling movie that would rise above the predictable Hollywood adventure fare.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robin on January 26, 2013
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A good solid story with a variety of well-drawn characters that you care about. While I wasn't particularly thrilled with the premise (the main character deserts), you clearly understand why. I found the descriptions of the ships' maneuvers and missions to be suspenseful and intriguing -- while in the hands of a lesser author they could have just been boring. Overall very entertaining and a fine read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Jakubowski on December 29, 2012
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This is a great effort from a first-time author. It has a nice mix of action, humor, and suspense. While the first half of the book works to set up the characters and the settings, it's the second half of the book that really makes it worth the read. Readers who have spent time at sea or in the military will relate to the characters and the settings. Anyone who's had a boss that acts like he's out to get them will enjoy the story. I'm looking forward to Mr. Schweigart's next book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kate on October 24, 2012
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While the backdrop of this book is the U.S. Coast Guard, the author tells a story that we can all relate to. This book is about loss, courage, and friendship. It is a story about a man who reinvents himself and the struggles that come with starting over. It is about letting go of past grievances and the danger of carrying resentment into the future. It is a fast paced adventure that I recommend for all.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By c130av8r on March 14, 2013
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I liked the Book, I am in aviation so not a big Coast Guard boat life fan, but I did my time on a USCG patrol boat. The story line was good, well put together, and an easy read. Characters well well written and easy to identify with regardless of if your have served in a service or not. I will read a book written by Bill Schweight again when he writes one. Thanks for the entertainment Bill.
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