The Dark of the Island
ISBN: 0895876604
EAN13: 9780895876607
Language: English
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Nick Wolf is a public research specialist for NorthAm Oil Company, but he likes to think of himself as the company storyteller. Nick, who believes in the old-fashioned integrity of the people who run NorthAm, is sent to scout potential oil exploration/drilling sites to assess the political climate. He keeps a low profile while he meets the locals and figures out who the real players are and how they can be convinced that NorthAm will be good for their community.His latest assignment sends him to Hatteras Island, on North Carolina's Outer Banks. Growing up, Nick's grandmother used to whisper the name of the island like a hissing curse that shouldn't be spoken out loud. Nick's grandfather was said to have died on Hatteras during World War II, though he was mysteriously claimed as a fallen soldier by both the American and German armies. As soon as he arrives on the island, Nick is the victim of several suspicious accidents and begins receiving cryptic notes that lead him to surprising revelations about his grandfather. In the course of his research for NorthAm, Nick discovers that four families run everything and everyone is somehow connected. Even Julia Royal, the fascinating and frustrating woman who runs the boarding house where Nick is staying, is the granddaughter of perhaps the most powerful patriarch of the four families--Liam Royal, known as The Founder. This mystery/thriller follows two intriguing storylines. Contemporary politics of the Outer Banks, including the always-controversial question of offshore drilling, interweave with the history of German saboteurs during World War II. The book's title--The Dark of the Island--is what the oldtimers on Hatteras called a moonless night with no stars. It was on these nights that the mooncussers and wreckers would raise a false light on the beach luring an unwary ship's captain to run aground so the locals could row out to the wreck and loot the cargo. In this novel, it's Nick Wolf's destiny to discover what is behind the true dark of the island.
Editor Reviews
From the front Cover Nick Wolf is a public research specialist sent to scout potential drilling sites for NorthAm Oil Company. His latest assignment finds him on Hatteras Island, on North Carolina's Outer Banks. As soon as he arrives, Nick discovers that four families run everything and everyone is connected, even to him. Nick's grandfather was said to have died on Hatteras during World War II, though he was mysteriously claimed as a fallen soldier by both the American and German armies. While on the job, Nick becomes the victim of several suspicious accidents and begins receiving cryptic notes that lead him to surprising revelations about his grandfather and the island where he's laid to rest. In this thriller, contemporary politics of the Outer Banks, including the question of offshore drilling, interweave with the region's World War II history. The Dark of the Island is what oldtimers on Hatteras called a moonless night with no stars. It's Nick Wolf's destiny to discover what is hiding in that dark.

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