When a forty-seven-foot sailboat disappears in the Gulf Stream in the throes of a disastrous storm, it leaves behind three weary passengers struggling to stay alive. This middle-grade adaptation of an adult nonfiction book tells the story of the four intrepid Coast Guardsmen who braved this ruthless storm in the hopes of saving them. A spellbinding tale of courage and survival from the author of The Finest Hours, now a major motion picture.
About the Author
Michael Tougias is the author of many true rescue stories, including A Storm Too Soon, Overboard!, Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Tale of Disaster at Sea, Derek's Gift: A True Story of Love, Courage and Lesson's Learned, The Cringe Chronicles: Mortifying Misadventures With My Dad (co-written by Kristin Tougias), and Ten Hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do, which ALA named an Editor's Choice and Booklist praised "as the best story of peril at sea since The Perfect Storm." A frequent lecturer at schools, Tougias lives in Plymouth, Massachusetts.