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Isle Royale [Kindle Edition]

John Hamilton
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

Shipwrecks, gangsters, and the mother of all storms. Living in a lighthouse can be murder.

SYNOPSIS:

The year is 1924. The place: Isle Royale, a remote island on Lake Superior. Clarence MacDougal, keeper of Wolf Point Lighthouse, stands ready to guide sailors through treacherous waters.

One storm-tossed night, French-Canadian bootleggers arrive. The gang’s leader is Sean LeBeck, former lover of Collene MacDougal—the lightkeeper’s wife. LeBeck is determined to rescue Collene from her dreary life and rekindle their old passion, even if it means taking her off the island by force.

The lightkeeper’s son, Ian, escapes during the storm, only to stumble upon a hidden cove, home of the last remaining members of the Coast Guard cutter "Chippewa." A dark secret forced the crew to banish themselves. Given one last chance at redemption, the ancient mariners set out on stormy Lake Superior in a desperate attempt to save the day.

Isle Royale is approximately 72,000 words.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

John Hamilton's work includes bestselling books about fantasy & folklore, science fiction, the national parks, and pirates. "Lewis & Clark: Adventures West" (Sparrow Media Group) was a finalist at the 17th Annual Minnesota Book Awards in 2005. He is a two-time Golden Duck Award winner for excellence in children’s science fiction literature. John can be found most summers hiking along Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior.

About the Author

John Hamilton's work includes bestselling books about fantasy & folklore, science fiction, the national parks, and pirates. "Lewis & Clark: Adventures West" (Sparrow Media Group) was a finalist at the 17th Annual Minnesota Book Awards in 2005. He is a two-time Golden Duck Award winner for excellence in children’s science fiction literature. John can be found most summers hiking along Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 412 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: RavenFire Media, Inc. (4 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004G5ZTMO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #683,231 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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John Hamilton is a bestselling author and journalist. His work includes books about fantasy & folklore, science fiction, the national parks, and pirates. Lewis & Clark: Adventures West (Sparrow Media Group) was a finalist at the 17th Annual Minnesota Book Awards in 2005. He is a two-time Golden Duck Award winner for excellence in children's science fiction literature. John can be found most summers hiking along Minnesota's North Shore of Lake Superior. He is also an award-winning photojournalist and nature photographer. Connect with John online at: www.johnchamilton.com.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Isle Royale 18 Jun 2011
By BigAl
Format:Kindle Edition
Although "Isle Royale" is a historical thriller, it could also be considered action/adventure and would be an appropriate book for teens as well as adults. Ian, the protagonist, is a teenage boy, stuck on "Isle Royale" with no one his own age except Sally, the daughter of the assistant lighthouse keeper. Between school work and helping his dad, Ian is bored. He doesn't relate well to his father who seems too serious. Ian will sometimes sneak away for fun and exploration, both alone and with Sally, but not nearly as often as he'd like.

A conflict with someone from his parent's past forces Ian to mature quickly. Before the story reaches its resolution, Ian understands his father's motivations and receives a lesson in responsibility. He also experiences the adventure of a lifetime. "Isle Royale" was a fun read with an unexpected supernatural twist.

**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog.**
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Read 24 Mar 2011
By Laurie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I picked up "Isle Royale" because I enjoy historical fiction, and I sure wasn't disappointed. The story is about how a lighthouse on Isle Royale in Lake Superior, and the two families who live there and operate it. Trouble comes when a ruthless gang invades the island. The leader of the gang, who was driven mad in World War I, comes back seeking the woman he loved, now the wife of the lighthouse keeper. Two teenagers have to save the day. Very picturesque language, lots of action and drama, and historically accurate.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Isle Royale 18 Jun 2011
By BigAl - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Although "Isle Royale" is a historical thriller, it could also be considered action/adventure and would be an appropriate book for teens as well as adults. Ian, the protagonist, is a teenage boy, stuck on "Isle Royale" with no one his own age except Sally, the daughter of the assistant lighthouse keeper. Between school work and helping his dad, Ian is bored. He doesn't relate well to his father who seems too serious. Ian will sometimes sneak away for fun and exploration, both alone and with Sally, but not nearly as often as he'd like.

A conflict with someone from his parent's past forces Ian to mature quickly. Before the story reaches its resolution, Ian understands his father's motivations and receives a lesson in responsibility. He also experiences the adventure of a lifetime. "Isle Royale" was a fun read with an unexpected supernatural twist.

**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog.**
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Than Wolves and Moose on Isle Royal 7 Jan 2011
By James Brown - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Author John Hamilton is a man of many talents who brings his imagination to the creation of a good action adventure centered on Isle Royal rising above the chilling waters of Lake Superior. Hamilton blends the lake's history with a plot full of twists and turns. It is certainly a story of two teenagers coming of age but it is a story of redemption as well. Every action-adventure must have an evil character and this villain is most disagreeable. This story makes North Shore history come alive.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Historical Fiction Thriller 12 Mar 2012
By Barbara J. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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"Isle Royale," by John Hamilton is historical fiction - my favorite type of book. So I was delighted when I picked it up. The story is about two families who man a lighthouse on Isle Royale in Lake Superior. They live a quiet, some may say boring, life in this desolate area. I learned a great deal of history and detail about the area as I read. The setting is 1924 and the adventure begins when a gang of bootleggers pounce on the lighthouse keeper and his family. LeBeck, the bootlegger, is the former friend of Clarence and Collene MacDougal. He's also Collene's former lover. He wants to take her away from this boring life on the island. Between love letters and flashbacks, the author gives much detail about the horrors of World War I.
Despite all the history, the story itself is one of adventure complete with murder and gore. The unlikely heroes of the story are two teenagers and a bunch of old men. This thriller is a bit hard to believe but the historical facts seem to be accurate. If you're a World War I buff or want to learn more about "Isle Royale," this is the book for you.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid story, multiple elements 8 Mar 2012
By Jean - Published on Amazon.com
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Not for the faint of heart. It's an enjoyable read as it takes many elements of storytelling together and combines them into one book. I always approach sea-related stories with caution because some do tend to be really boring, but I think this one struck a nice balance for most of it.
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