“Chris Riley’s debut novel THE SINKING OF THE ANGIE PIPER does everything right:  great-and-complicated characters, shining prose, and a story of emotional and physical conflict that will resonate long after you turn the last page.  Both literate and heart-pounding at the same time, it’s the perfect pairing of a coming-of-age story and a gripping adventure set amidst the unforgiving seas off the Alaskan coast.  Here is the debut of an exciting new voice that you must not miss.”

–James Rollins, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Sixth Extinction

“A compelling tale of survival against the odds…highly readable.”

–William Napier, International Bestselling Author of the Attila Trilogy

“With eloquent prose, Chris Riley’s THE SINKING OF THE ANGIE PIPER tells a gripping coming-of-age story about friendship, loss, and the events that forever transform a young man—all in a setting rendered so perfectly I can practically feel the cold salt water of the Bay of Alaska during tanner crab season. This is a terrific debut by an author well worth watching.”

–Chris Culver, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Ash Rashid Series

“Whether it’s casual details about crabbing the frigid Alaska sea or exploring the boiling maelstrom of the human heart, Chris Riley knows his stuff. The result is entertaining, illuminating and a fine ride.”

–Robert Ferrigno, New York Times Bestselling Author

“Against a richly textured backdrop of Alaskan fishing culture, a crew of mentally and spiritually flawed men clash with each other and the elements in Riley’s gripping debut novel. Themes of tenderness and regret play out even amid a desperate struggle for survival. You’ll feel the icy spray as THE SINKING OF THE ANGIE PIPER sucks you in and doesn’t let go.”

–Amy Rogers,