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THE HOOK: Surfing to Survive a Shattered Family, Drugs, Gangs and the FBI by [Doler, Kathleen]
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Length: 366 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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*NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017, STARRED REVIEW*
*FINALIST, NATIONAL INDIE BOOK AWARDS*
"Kathleen Doler is a fantastic writer. Her prose in THE HOOK is crisp and vivid, immediately engaging readers. She skillfully juggles story lines while employing evocative descriptive passages, and her references to surfing and the workings of a newsroom ring with authenticity. Well-paced, the book is hard to put down. Doler writes what she knows, and the depth of her knowledge adds realism and accuracy to THE HOOK. It makes for a terrific, exciting read." BlueInk Review
"In THE HOOK, the pace is swift, the plot is involving, and character development is thorough...Plus, there is a lyrical, almost mystical homage to surfing, sailing, and the sea itself. Participants in this tale are never far from its enticing allure." Joe Kilgore, the US Review of Books
"A unique and lyrical work of literary crime fiction, The Hook is both soulful and page-turning." Lysa Grant, Self-Publishing Review
"The Hook is a gripping exposé of life on the line. It grasps the reader from the start with its surfing description, then moves rapidly away from the calm aftermath of survival and achievement and into the riptides of a family and community gone awry." D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

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With stabs at the heart, breathtaking surfing and brutal action, THE HOOK tells a story of mental illness, drug addiction, gang warfare, and saving your sibling while saving yourself...
     After three years away, Dana, a globe-trotting journalist, reluctantly returns to her hometown, Half Moon Bay. She's been running away all of her adult life, from the drama and chaos that defined her childhood. Now her junkie brother, Shane, a former surf star, is in the hospital. As teenagers, Dana and her brother bonded over surfing, frequenting THE HOOK, a local break, to escape their unstable home. She's comeback to try to unravel his latest mess and keep him out of jail. Her father and brother walked away from Shane years ago, unable and unwilling to deal with his volatility, drug use and dealing, but Dana just won't give up on him. 
     Dana turns to her friends and the tight-knit surf community for help, and as she learns more, she confronts her brother's illegal activities and nearly homeless existence. But that's just the beginning...a drug kingpin is chasing Shane and then Dana, the FBI are involved, a violent gang war is building, and a new family crisis is brewing. Can Dana save Shane, and herself, from the undertow of her dark familial past and the raging gang war...or will it take them both under?

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  • File Size: 760 KB
  • Print Length: 366 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Booklocker.com, Inc. (March 8, 2017)
  • Publication Date: March 8, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XHBLQQS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122,482 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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