Even as I careen toward completion of my ninth novel, tentatively titled Drugged, I am beginning to rough out the plot of my tenth novel. Every portfolio of mystery and adventure stories must include at least one ghost ship.
What would you do if you, and three of your best buddies, were fishing seventy miles off the coast of Atlantic City and you came upon an abandoned ship? Would you board it? Try to claim it under the law of the sea? What if you went on board, found nobody and no bodies, but heard strange noises none-the-less. What if you found wads of Iraqi dinars bearing Saddam Hussain’s picture in the captain’s cabin? Would you wonder what happened to the crew and put as many miles as possible between you and the ship?
The working title of this new effort is Down in the Stern. Stay tuned to this blog.