Sea Stories

by Malcolm Torres

The Pirate

Part I:  The Traitor (free on all eReaders)

Part II:  The Kingpin (available on all eReaders)

Part III:  Big Daddy (available on all eReaders March 2018)

Young deckhand Jack Turner is serving aboard a US Coast Guard Cutter out of Key West, Florida. He stands watches at sea, searching the open ocean for illegal aliens and drug smugglers. One day he spots a speedboat that is trying to avoid detection and the chase begins. And so begins the three-part crime thriller, The Pirate.  The story takes you from Los Angeles to Miami, and from Key West to Puerto Rico, along with Drug Enforcement Agents, Coast Guard sailors and ruthless drug dealers.  Ride along with Jack Turner as he goes on secret missions, gets involved on the wrong side of the law, and connects with an old girlfriend who has a secret Jack may not want to hear.  Available on all eReaders:  Amazon KindleApple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook and Smashwords.

Sailors Take Warning, A Novel

The USS Nimitz steams toward the equator where her crew of 5,000 women and men will hold an ancient hazing ritual. But something is wrong aboard the ship.  Bodies have turned up missing from the morgue and several jets have been sabotaged on the flight deck. Can first-responder Kate Conrad and deckhand Terrance McDaniels figure out what's wrong before the ship crosses the Golden Line? And if they do, will their superior officers listen to them and prevent a disaster at sea?  Available on Amazon.

Sailors Delight, A Novel

When his ship leaves Hawaii for war in the Persian Gulf, Marlow stays behind on medical hold and discovers a cure for his post traumatic stress: Party all night and surf all day, that is when he's not at the hospital where military doctors examine his head and his heart.  Available on Amazon.

Free on all eReaders.

Sixty-Four Days, A Sea Story

Sixty-four days from now, Senior Chief Brendan O'Reilly will retire after 30-years in the US Navy, but today he's working on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier—the most dangerous 4.5 acres on the planet. Today, he has to stop daydreaming about visiting National Parks with his lovely wife, Diane, in their new motorhome. Today, Brendan O'Reilly has to focus on keeping himself and his shipmates alive.  Available on all eReaders:  Amazon KindleApple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook and Smashwords.

Shark Tooth Rosary, A Sea Story

Christopher Marlow spends his free time in the ship's library flipping through a book entitled The Geography of the Philippines. The glossy pictures of tropical beaches, rice paddies and erupting volcanoes makes him daydream about taking a grand adventure when his ship reaches it's next port of call, Subic Bay, in the Republic of the Philippines. When the ship finally drops anchor, he heads for the bus station, determined to discover the mysteries of the Orient for himself. There's only one small problem; in order to get to the bus station, he has to walk past a mile-long strip of bars and cathouses.  Available on Amazon.

Back to the Philippines, A Sea Story

Pat arrives in Subic Bay after ten weeks working on the flight deck out on the South China Sea. Rather than head to the bars with his shipmates, Pat has a plan, one that will earn him thousands of dollars. All he has to do is smuggle some illegal contraband back to the states.  Available on Amazon.

Making Peace with Japan, A Sea Story

This funny story follows three young sailors off the USS Enterprise as they come ashore in Sasebo, Japan.  They are greeted by thousands of anti-nuclear protesters. After weeks at sea, the sailors only want an exotic meal and a cold beer, but this port visit turns into a reckoning with history after they meet some friendly locals and find themselves Making Peace with Japan.  Available on Amazon.

All of these books are original works of fiction by Malcolm Torres. They include Sea Stories, Nautical Fiction, US Navy and US Coast Guard Sea Adventures and Suspense Thrillers.  Read a sea story today.