JackAuthor: Judy Johnson
Featured in the June, 2008 magazine
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One-eyed Captain Jack Falconer is a man with many secrets. It's 1938, the eve of World War II, and a pearling lugger in the Torres Strait is the place he chooses to hide. But Jack's demons follow him out to sea and rise to the surface just as surely as the pearl shell his divers collect from the dangers of the deep.
Embittered, intelligent and self-destructive, Jack's only way to prove himself is to compete with, defeat and destroy the very weaknesses he fears.
Set in the expansive and beautiful Coral Sea, this bold combination of the claustrophobia of a small boat, its young crew and their dangerous Captain holds the reader breathless until the last page is turned.