By Luke Rhinehart

Lengthy VOYAGE again is Luke Rhinehart's acclaimed story of nuclear Armageddon and now on hand for the 1st time in a decade as a cheap paperback.

    "This is a enormously strong ebook. Rhinehart's experience of drama is exercized on each web page, and his story rushes alongside from problem to predicament at a wide ranging velocity . . .a shiny tale of human persistence and the need to live.                                                                         
                                                                                          --The Washington Post

 WHEN THE BOMBS got here, simply THE fortunate ESCAPED. within the HORROR THAT undefined, simply THE powerful may SURVIVE.

The voyage of the trimaran Vagabond all started as a excitement cruise at the Chesapeake Bay. Then got here the unholy glow at the horizon ... the terrifying studies of nuclear destruction. within the days that undefined, the area that the survivors had identified had grew to become chaos. For Captain Neil Loken and his passengers, their shipmates have been now the one kinfolk they'd, the open seas their in simple terms sanctuary, their ability and braveness all that would allow them to reside.

    A such a lot devastatingly strong book... an absolute gem of a suspense yarn...rivets you on your chair until eventually you end it... a minor masterpiece.    
                                --Pittsburgh Gazette

    Luke Rhinehart has produced a rare story of human patience  and triumph of spirit. His novel is a surprise, a unprecedented mix of good adventure-writing and creative literature . . .   
                                                                                         --The Milwaukee Journal

           an important paintings of fiction--utterly gripping.
                                                                                             --Time Out (London)

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He stumbled on himself drawing close this landfall warily. Already he and Frank had argued that morning approximately even if it used to be certainly essential to receive extra nutrients and water ahead of crusing on for Puerto Rico. Frank used to be involved at having to halve their meals consumption for as much as weeks, whereas Neil himself felt that hunger was once now not their basic threat. The Bahamian govt had introduced that it was once confiscating any international vessel that landed in Bahamian waters with out first clearing Customs at Freeport or Nassau. All guns aboard any send have been being confiscated. The rash of pirates that have been afflicting Bahamian waters can be stopped purely through the inflexible enforcement of those principles. All nutrition used to be strictly managed and rationed through the professionals. Foreigners not able to pay with gold, silver, or barter for his or her meals, have been being pressured to hitch paintings forces or - those that had them - hand over their boats as alternate. Had no longer the wind course made a landfall on nice Abaco Island a logical path Neil might have most well-liked to stick at sea, clear of the risks he foresaw ultimate with the land. The solar was once shining brightly, the sky a deep blue, and the ocean glowing with small whitecaps from the twelve-knot breeze nonetheless blowing perniciously out of the eastsoutheast. Frank, on the helm, was once pinching Vagabond a piece east of south simply because once they got here to the reef they' must continue southeast alongside it until eventually they made up our minds if, the place, and whilst to take Vagabond into land. It was once a bit earlier than the altering of the watch at o'clock that Jeanne, utilizing binoculars, noticed a boat. at the start this was once all she may be convinced of. Ten mins later she and Neil, alternating use of the big pair of binoculars, had made up our minds that it was once a crusing boat heading north, yet with none sails up. A minute later, whilst the boat altered its path to the west, Neil proposal that it, just like the in simple terms different crusing send that they had visible on their journey south, was once commencing to flee. Then he learned otherwise. `What is it? ' requested Jeanne. Ìt's a drifting boat,' he answered, handing her the glasses. `Probably deserted, a derelict. ' As she begun learning the mysterious send, Neil walked out into the port cockpit the place Frank and Tony have been searching through the smaller glasses. Àlter course,' Neil stated to Tony on the helm. 'We're going to have a look. ' `What the hell for? ' Tony requested. `There could be survivors,' Neil responded. 'If now not, there is provides we will be able to salvage. ' Ànybody nonetheless alive on that boat we will be able to do without,' Tony commented. 'This with regards to land the ship's most likely been sacked already. ' `We're going over,' Neil acknowledged. In part an hour Vagabond had arrived inside 100 yards of the derelict. The ship's white paint used to be blistered and peeling, fragments of the mainsail lay loosely alongside the increase, and a halyard was once unfastened and swinging idly from side to side with the rocking of the boat. there has been no signal of existence. Àhoy, I rindsong! ' Neil shouted as Tony introduced Vagabond so as regards to the wind all 3 sails luffed and she or he turned nearly useless within the water ten yards in need of the forty-foot ketch.

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