A Perfect Storm meets the arctic. Facing 80 foot waves, hurricane strength winds (110 Mph) and golf-ball sized hail, worrying about deadly icing, three Coast Guard crews risk all in the north Pacific to try to save a crew of five floating in the frigid water after their boat sank. It is clearly derivative of The Perfect Storm, but was nevertheless an engaging and exciting read. The rescue sequence will certainly grace the silver screen as some point.
A writer comes upon a piece of a story, or perhaps many unarranged pieces, and begins to fit the pieces with others so that after a time a picture emerges. Maybe the author knows early on where the puzzle is taking him or her. Maybe not. What’s important…is that the puzzle takes the writer somewhere while he or she is collecting the pieces, contemplating them, arranging them. “Discovery through puzzlement,” she called it. I always liked that idea