Ghosts of the Pacific by Philip Roy
(The Submarine Outlaw)

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Ghosts of the Pacific, the fourth volume in the best-selling Submarine Outlaw series, begins with Alfred and his crew of Seaweed the seagull and Hollie the dog undertaking a harrowing journey through the icy gauntlet of the Northwest Passage on the way to the South Pacific. Alfred wants to see those dark places of the earth where horrendous events have taken place. He sets his sights on exotic Micronesia — a beautiful place, but home to the nuclear testing of Bikini Lagoon; the Suicide Cliffs of Saipan; the airfields of Tinian, where the Enola Gay lifted off with the atomic bomb; and the Marshall Islands, which may conceal secrets to the mystery of Amelia Earhart's final days. Yet even with these past tragedies in mind, Alfred discovers that the world is facing an even greater threat today. As they sail into the hot, hazy world of the Pacific, they encounter the ruthless killing practices of shrimp trawlers and an island of plastic the size of Texas. Along the way, Alfred, Hollie and Seaweed befriend the crew of an environmental protection ship, who help to inspire him to take on a new goal: to protect the oceans of the world.
 

About Philip Roy

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Philip Francis Roy was born and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He grew up beside the ocean, and it now features in many of the stories he writes. His university studies included music and history, but he also knew from an early age that he wanted to write novels. SUBMARINE OUTLAW, his first published novel, was the result of a lifelong fascination with submarines and a secret desire to build one. "If teens enjoy reading SUBMARINE OUTLAW half as much as I enjoyed writing it," says Philip, "I will feel very rewarded indeed." JOURNEY TO ATLANTIS was the product of another dream--to work with myths and legends from the world's great literature. RIVER ODYSSEY is the third book in the SUBMARINE OUTLAW series, and Philip Roy is already working on the fourth.
 
Published September 1, 2011 by Ronsdale Press. 254 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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