Inspired by actual events – This new release is the final installment of the Dutch Clarke trilogy. (The Early Years, The War Years and Voyage of Atonement)
In turbulent 1963, two war buddies turn their sailboat from the Columbia River to the Pacific to begin an action-packed adventure of photographing war relics for a documentary. Both men are survivors of Japanese prison camps and suffer many hidden scars from WWII.
Their first port of call is the Hawaiian Islands, where they film the rusting underwater hulk of the Battleship Arizona. While in port, they meet two attractive young ladies who are as quirky as the times. The gals befriend the mates, and become crew members on the sailboat. These four adventurous souls now face a sea journey across the vast Pacific as they chase their unforeseen future over the next dark horizon.
Rich in atmosphere and characters, ‘Voyage of Atonement’ is a thrilling story of these adventurous sailors as they navigate the Pacific in search of the past. On the remote islands of Tahiti, these sea scavengers stumble across a mysterious entombed U-boat with a cargo of Nazi gold. At first, the crew is elated. But when their tainted treasure is exposed, it triggers vicious reactions from a secret group of former Nazi SS members (ODESSA) and the country of Israel. These clashing interests reawaken the world’s conscience regarding the Holocaust and reopen old scars of the ruthless Third Reich. Quickly, the crew’s discovery devolves into an internationaltug-of-war with deadly consequences.
Will the scavengers do the right thing, or are they destined to pay a fatal price for their lost treasure?
An unforgettable voyage of reconciliation… Much transpires within the pages of this gripping tale... a treasure chest of beautiful descriptive lines… Ratty takes his hero on the voyage of his life and brings him full circle in a monumental ending. ‘Voyage of Atonement’ is truly a captivating piece of historical fiction… brilliantly written and an impressive read.
Cheryl E. Rodriguez
Just finished Atonement, loved it. More please. Being a boat/ocean/sailing/water-baby and also a reader of adventure/history and mystery...you hit all my buttons. I find your style easy to read and keeps me coming back for more. Have all your books and am a fan... keep em comin.'
Lynn, Portland OR
Great read! There are a lot of historical facts within this tale that are enjoyable to those interested in historical fiction. The characters are portrayed with relatable attributes, while they each searchfor their own atonement in their journey.
Maya, Portland OR