From the writer
whose work has been called “truly, hellishly gritty” (Los Angeles Times)
comes a gnarled mystery with shades of Philip K. Dick and James Ellroy.
In a parallel near future, a ship named for a jellyfish
sinks into the Caribbean with its captain chained to the mast. Left behind is a
logbook missing ten pages, presidential DNA hidden in a brick of smuggled
cocaine, and a nearly completed novel. Tipsy, the dead sailor’s sister, and Red
Means, his erstwhile employer, travel from San Francisco to the Caribbean and
back as they attempt to unravel a mystery that rapidly widens from death at sea
to international conspiracy.
With verve and humor to match the Illuminatus! trilogy,
Nisbet has fashioned an engaging facsimile of our modern world, albeit with
snappier dialogue, amped-up technology, and even more clearly stated political
prejudices. “Neither Norman Mailer nor Truman Capote has in their writing been
able to produce such an intensity as Nisbet has achieved,” writes Germany’s Die
Welt. Pick up Windward Passage and see why.
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