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C. E. Bowman
Shipwrecked on the small Caribbean island of Petite Silhouette after the Great War, Aussie Captain Jack McLeod builds a new life as a smuggler, schooner captain, boatbuilder and family man. But dark clouds loom on the horizon. World War II sees the Caribbean become a battleground between the Allied Forces and the marauding U-boats of Nazi Germany, and the captain and crew of the schooner Roulette become embroiled in espionage and intrigue as they use their wits, experience and local knowledge to battle a ruthless and unseen foe.
Splicing historical fact with fiction, TRADEWINDS takes the reader on a thrilling ride through the exotic Caribbean at a time when the Outside World invades these idyllic islands, changing them forever.
In 1971 C.E. Bowman dropped out of college and took off with a backpack and headed for Europe. His meanderings led him through Africa to the Seychelles Islands, where his sailing adventures began. After sailing on a yacht up the Red Sea, across the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, Bowman washed ashore in the islands of the West Indies. The next fourteen years of his life were spent in the Caribbean, where he learned to build wooden boats, culminating in the construction of a 70 foot schooner, which he lived aboard and chartered with his wife and young daughter. Eventually he ‘settled’ in Fremantle, Australia, where he still lives today.