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Crime and adventure on the high seas
Jared Kane is a West Coast commercial fisherman whose life has been plagued by bad luck and blackout drinking. Once he inherits Arrow, an old forty-six-foot wooden sailboat, Jared begins to see a chance for redemption. With his friend from prison, Danny MacLean, Jared plans an offshore voyage, sailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, down the Pacific Coast to California and out into the South Pacific.
But that bad luck rears its ugly head: Danny is attacked and left for dead, and when the unknown assailants attempt to finish the job, Jared is forced to flee aboard Arrow with Danny lying helpless in his berth, under the erratic care of Jared’s grandfather, a Haida elder who won’t speak English. On the search for safe haven with the would-be killers closing in, Jared finds himself with no option but to run south — ill-prepared, poorly provisioned, and crewed by a silent old man and a friend on the brink of death.