For Those In Peril On The Sea by Colin M. Drysdale

Posted: July 7, 2013 in Books
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Eternal Father strong to save
Whose arm has bound the restless wave
Who bids the mighty ocean deep
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in Peril on the sea

Can you imagine leaving port one sunny day on some rich person’s catamaran, your job to sail it safely halfway around the world to Miami; along with three strangers, you battle weather and electrical outages. After months at sea with no outside contact, you finally near land and can only stare at the mass destruction of what used to be Miami. In shock, you cruise the coast and see violent and terrifying events. Coming upon a couple survivors it is revealed that a horrible virus spread while you were at sea. The virus apparently began in Haiti and quickly overwhelmed the mainland, and soon around the world. Those infected are no longer human, a fever destroying all but the baser instincts of the brain.

What to do? Where to go?

This is a movie worthy novel. Told from the point of view of Rob, a seasoned mariner, it is easy to see a Kevin Costner-esque figure fitting the role. Colin Drysdale crafts Rob into a strong but reluctant leader, intelligent and quick thinking, absolutely trustworthy and honorable. I would absolutely want to be on his boat when living at sea means total survival.

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