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About Gary E. Brown
Gary E. Brown was born in Keighley, a town in Yorkshire, England. At 19, he left the grime of the industrial north and set off in search of sunshine and blue seas. He writes extensively about boats and the sea, drawing inspiration from his work as a commercial fisherman, shipwright and professional yachtsman. He has sailed thousands of blue-water miles and his voyages include several Atlantic crossings under sail, two of them single-handed.
Brown's first novel, Caribbean High, is action-packed and full of unforgettable characters, many based on people he met while traveling around the Caribbean. His second novel, Caribbean Deep, is a fast-paced novel about the violent world of human trafficking.
In ‘Biscay: Our Ultimate Storm’, the author describes the six days when he and his wife fought to survive aboard their dismasted, engineless yacht with no means of communication with the outside world. This is what one reviewer had to say about the author's first work of non-fiction: This short book accomplishes more in 35 pages than most Sailing bestsellers do in 300 pages ... It is impossible to walk away from this book without hugging your wife or sailing partner.
Known as 'The voice of the Caribbean' for his radio shows, Gary is also the Editorial Director of the international sailing magazine All At Sea.
His latest book: The Farm of Horrors, a Moggie and Buster Adventure, is the author's first foray into illustrated adventure/fantasy books for children. The book will be available in April 2018.
Rescued from a sadistic torturer, Turpin and his hell-raising friends race to save the woman that two of them love. When kidnapping turns to murder they are forced into a perilous seagoing chase ahead of an approaching tropical storm. The storm isn’t the only problem. With the fate of an island at stake and revenge at hand, the only thing capable of putting to sea is the infamous Lucky Lady … an ancient schooner that is little more than a floating bar.
Packed with offbeat characters, this novel will appeal to anyone who dreams of life in the Caribbean and adventures on the high seas.
When all seems hopeless, they hear the first whispers … beware the Farm of Horrors.
And their real quest begins ….
Having spent a week sport fishing aboard their boat Mordred in the northern Windward Islands, the men are voyaging home across the Anegada Passage when they stop to investigate a faint light in the water. The light is attached to a lifejacket wrapped around a naked girl.
Having pulled the girl from the water, they take her below where they learn she has been tortured and brutalized by human traffickers and escaped by throwing herself overboard.
Fearing for the girl’s life, Turpin radios for medical assistance. His call is answered by a ship carrying a doctor. As the two vessels converge, Mordred is blown apart by gunfire and sinks.
The men survive and trace the ship to Puerto Rico, where they confront the traffickers in a running battle through the streets of Old San Juan, resulting in the death of a young police officer.
Tracked down by a covert law enforcement agency charged with eliminating human trafficking and the horrors of the modern-day slave trade, Turpin and Jones are offered a chance of redemption: Go undercover on the next ship carrying a human cargo bound for America …
In this true story of the sea, I describe the events of six days in October when my wife and I fought to survive aboard our dismasted, engineless yacht with no means of communication with the outside world. I write frankly about what we did right and what we did wrong and there’s plenty for you to ponder and discuss.
Since these events, equipment, especially electronics, have changed beyond recognition but one thing remains constant: The Sea.