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Goliath    by Shawn Corridan & Gary Waid order for
by Shawn Corridan
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Oceanview, 2016 (2016)
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* * *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Hold onto your hats, ladies and gents. You are in for a read of the thriller of the year. I have never held my breath for so long or so often as when I savored Goliath by Shawn Corridan and Gary Wade (who also wrote Gitmo).

It opens in the Bering Sea on the Bennkah, commissioned in Vladivstock, Russia, the largest oil tanker ever built. The behemoth is on its maiden voyage. The suspense begins when an engineer discovers a minor defect which quickly turns serious. A fire erupts which proves impossible for the engineer to contain. It grows out of control quickly.

A mayday goes out to any ship that might be nearby. Captain Sonny Wade is 200 miles from the tanker that is now burning fiercely. He decides to try to beat any other salvage claimant to the huge ship's hulk. Wade desperately needs it to save his business and pay his crew members, whose salaries have been long overdue.

Of course, nothing will go smoothly. His nemesis is another captain, Dan Sharp, who has decided to race Wade to the prize. Life did not treat the two men well at one time and they have become open enemies. The race is breathtaking. Wade needs the salvage to survive. And the oil - that might spill on the pristine coastline and create devastation that would linger and spread for miles of shoreline - must be contained.

There is another worry that lingers in Wade's mind. He doesn't allude to it but it will take your breath completely away when this is brought to light. I recommend Goliath highly. Buy two. One for yourself and another for that someone you know who will also enjoy this winner.

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