If Josh Davis ever suspected that his new career on leaving the Canadian Army meant a quieter life, he is quickly disabused of such a notion. Rejecting his father's advice to stay away from the fishing industry, he takes up the post as Director of Resource Management at the federal Department of Fisheries with responsibility for overseeing the conduct of hundreds of domestic and foreign fishing vessels operating adjacent to Canada's east coast. The drama he encounters requires a steely nerve and pinpoint judgement. There is suspense involved in the mysterious abscondment of a Fisheries Observer to Spain with the implication of financial impropriety, including fraud. The unexplained sinking of a patrol vessel causes him grief. He has to deal with the forceful intrusion of an animal rights protesters' ship in the annual seal hunt along with the ensuing media storm. Diplomacy and precautions are required when he accepted an invitation to the Soviet Union. Most alarmingly, he encountered intrigue during a tense espionage operation with a Soviet fishing vessel. Things get out of control and threaten to lead to an international spying incident on the high seas because of his compulsive actions that brought warships and fighter-planes to the scene.
ISBN : 978-1-78830-973-8
Pages : 394
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Gordon Snow was born and educated in Newfoundland and Labrador and is a graduate of Memorial University (MUN) in biology and geography. He worked for Fisheries and Oceans Canada as well as with private industry providing extensive experience associated with marine resources and the fishing industry. This is his first novel, but he has written From Fishing Boat to Ottawa; a journey in the fishing industry in 2014 followed by An Atlantic Trilogy: tales of survival and tragedy. He is an avid sports fan, especially hockey and golf, and likes to travel.