Author: James McPike, Fresno
Description: In the year 1866, a ship named the General Grant loses course on its epic voyage to London and crashes on a Subantarctic island off the coast of New Zealand. Legend has it that its cargo was one of the richest in history. After years of mishap and misfortune, no one has been able to locate it.
In comes Roy Berenger, one of the world’s foremost experts on salvaging shipwrecks. Recruited to solve the mystery once and for all, he must use all his trademark talents and wits to uncover the historic shipwreck. But in order to find it, he must brave the perils of hypothermia, great white sharks, highsea squalls and human treachery.
Historic fiction. Available on Amazon, $17.95 for print, $5.95 for Kindle, jamesmcpike.webs.com retells his journey as a child in Turkmenistan as he and others fled persecution from the Soviet Union and found solace in Iran. Set in 1930s and ‘40s Persia, “Trekking Through Trials” follows a village of Russians as they try to survive in a foreign land, relying on their faith in God to make a living and stay true to their principles.
Available on shelves at Petunia’s Place and the Adventist Book Center; on Amazon, $24.99 for print, $8.99 for Kindle
Jacob I. Volkov