A heart-stopping true-life tale of maritime disaster,
survival, and daring rescue from a master storyteller
Seventy-foot waves batter a torn life raft 250 miles out to
sea in one of the world’s most dangerous places, the Gulf Stream. Hanging on to
the raft are three men, a Canadian, a Brit, and their captain, Jean Pierre de Lutz, a
dual citizen of America and France. Their capsized forty-seven-foot sailboat
has filled with water and disappeared below the tempestuous sea. The giant
waves repeatedly toss the men out of their tiny vessel, and JP, with nine
broken ribs, is hypothermic and on the verge of death. The captain, however, is
a remarkably tough character, having survived a brutal boyhood, and now he must
rely on the same inner strength to outlast the storm.
Trying to reach these survivors before it’s too late are
four brave coast guardsmen battling hurricane-force winds in their Jayhawk
helicopter. They know the waves will be extreme, but when they arrive they are
astounded to find that the monstrous seas have waves reaching eighty feet.
Lowering the wind-whipped helicopter to drop a rescue swimmer into such chaos will
be extremely dangerous. The pilots wonder if they have a realistic chance of
saving the sailors clinging to the broken life raft and if they will be able to
even retrieve their own rescue swimmer from the towering seas. Once they commit
to the rescue, they find themselves in almost as much trouble as the survivors,
facing one life-and-death moment after the next.
Also caught in the storm are three other boats, each one in
a Mayday situation. Of the ten people on these boats, only six will ever see land
Spellbinding, harrowing, and meticulously researched, A
Storm Too Soon is a vivid account of the powerful collision between the
forces of nature and the human will to survive. Author Michael J. Tougias,
known for his fast-paced writing style and character-driven stories, tells this
true saga in the present tense to give the reader a thrilling,
edge-of-your-seat immediacy. A Storm Too Soon is Tougias at his
masterful best and a heart-pounding narrative of survival, the power of the
human spirit, and one of the most incredible rescues ever attempted. Download and start listening now!