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Slipping The Cable Paperback – October 16, 2012
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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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Overall, I would say it's worth a read if you like military fiction. If you aren't a fan of the genre, you may not find much to hold your interest.
It you havent served aboard a Coast Guard Cutter, this is as probably as close as you are going to get.The author nails it as only someone who lived it can. He gives the reader a feel for everything from daily ship board life to narcotics interdiction, and the open and closed door politics that are very much a part of Cutter life. All of that being said, the USCG is a major part of this book, but it certainly isnt all of this book.
I didnt find a section of the story that dragged, I thought it was very well balanced. I laughed at parts, got nervous during others. Is this the best book I have ever read? No, but it is very much worth your time and hard earned money. I cant wait to get my hands on the authors next book. Bravo Zulu Ensign Sensor, well done sir.
Anyone who ever imagined that they could remove themselves from the harsh beatings that everyday life can administer will identify with the main character Kelly Sensor and his journey to find freedom, find women, and attempt to escape from a madman.
My thanks go out to the author for his vivid descriptions of my grandfather who was partly the basis for the character Jack Sensor. His writing reminded me of a time when I sat by the ocean with a glass of rum, a can of beer, a $20 bill in my pocket, and candle light listening to Jack tell stories. Bill brought him back to life and paid him an honor by this novel.
Slipping the Cable promises to be the springboard that enables this proud father and protector of our nation to move on to rock stardom as an author.