“…Here is the debut of an exciting new voice that you must not miss.” — James Rollins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Labyrinth.


When Ed and his best friend Danny join the crew of the Angie Piper for a season of crab fishing in Alaska, they believe they know the risks. Still, their experienced mates and the boat’s proven reliability make them discount the danger inherent in the trade. And not everyone is glad to have a simple soul like Danny aboard, especially when Mother Nature bears down on them with her full arsenal.


Yes. THE SINKING OF THE ANGIE PIPER is a book about Edward Thurman, an Alaskan crab fisherman, and his best friend Danny Wilson–a young man who has Down’s syndrome. The story takes place in and around the Gulf of Alaska, during winter’s commercial crab fishing season. It is a novel about the harsh, unforgiving seas of Alaska. It is a story of conflict, against man, the elements, and worse yet–one’s self. It is a tale composed of adventure, despair, death, and the ironic bitterness found in survival.

But within the pages of THE SINKING OF THE ANGIE PIPER, comes much more. In the novel, readers will discover the different textures that make up the human soul. They will read about compassion, and jealousy; love, and cruelty. They will observe forgiveness, and self-sacrifice. And before the end of the book, hopefully, like Ed and Danny, they will learn what it takes to achieve a dream.


For information about the author’s shorter works–published as “Christian Riley” in both magazines and anthologies, and across various genres–visit the following link:

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