After a sailboat drifts into a live-fire naval exercise area known as Whiskey Gulf, its never heard from again. Maritime private investigator Charlie Noble is asked to discover what happened to the couple abroad. But hes stonewalled by the American and Canadian military. Then he learns that a Middle Eastern agent has been dispatched to find the couple as wellan agent with an old score to settle from his days as a Coast Guard intelligence officer. Ultimately, Noble and his partner, Native American salvage diver Raven, head north along the Inside Passage, where a hidden cove harbors answers about what really happened in Whiskey Gulf. But in order to return with the truth they must first survive a vicious attack and escape the clutches of a deadly whirlpool. Set in the stunning wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, Whiskey Gulf is a story about unlocking secrets from the past that some people would rather keep concealed.
Clyde Ford was born in New York City. He graduated from Wesleyan University, Western States Chiropractic College, and the Psycho-synthesis Institute of New York. In 2006, he received the prestigious Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award in contemporary fiction and the Independent Publishers Award (IPPY) for best thriller. He was named a "Literary Lion" by the Seattle King Country Library System for 2006, 2007, and 2008. Clyde was also voted "Best Writer of Bellingham, Washington" in 2006 and 2007 by readers of the "Cascadia Weekly," and he received the 2007 Bellingham, Washington, Mayor's Arts Award in Literature.Clyde currently lives in Bellingham, Washington, where he writes and enjoys cruising the waters of the Inside Passage aboard his single-engine biodiesel trawler.