- 2020 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Thriller & Suspense (Adult Fiction)
En route to the Galapagos Islands for a deep-sea diving trip with a group of international college students under his care, marine biologist Chris Black leaves his research vessel for a single night to enjoy dinner with friends. When he returns, the ship has vanished. Amidst the storm of the century, indomitable Chris Black chases the modern-day pirates who hijacked the ship, fighting back to save the students under his care in a battle royal aboard the pirates’ mysterious flagship.