Evangeline, the finest ship of her kind, built to sail anywhere in the world, sinks in a ferocious storm off the coast of Africa. A single lifeboat with fourteen people crowded into it gets away. Forty days later, a thousand miles from South America, six survivors are rescued from the sea. One of them, the captain Vincent Marlowe, is charged with murder. His only defense is that it was necessary to kill some to save the others.
Using his intricate legal experience, D.W. Buffa explores whether there are some ethical questions that cannot be decided with man-made laws. The Evangeline is a gripping courtroom thriller that destroys our trusted notions of good and evil.
From the author of the acclaimed Joseph Antonelli novels, The
Evangeline is D.W. Buffa’s eighth book. Buffa served as a defence
attorney for ten years. This book was originally released in Australia.
"Buffa, himself a lawyer, creates a suspense in the courtroom that is
remarkable. Through the individual accounts of the witnesses, a picture
of the drama at high sea is vividly described."
—German Press Agency
"Ever since Moby Dick we fear that the ocean treats human beings by
its own rules. Marlowe, a worthy successor of Captain Ahab, was the
only one who knew these rules." —Lufthansa Exclusive magazine
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Published April 10, 2006
by Blue Zephyr.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime.