FIRE AND ICE, by Paul Garrison

A classic thriller with, of course, an earth-rending deadline. Michael and Sarah Stone, doctors without borders in their own aquatic-bound world, sail into a tiny South Pacific atoll. Michael goes ashore to tend to a dying man. Sarah and their nine-year old daughter sail to a nearby freighter with a medical emergency. The subsequent chase, harrowing for all concerned, can end in a fireball. But Michael Stone refuses to give up. Ranging all over the South and East China seas, anyone with a feel for sailing will be mesmerized. Anyone who enjoys a thriller with an unusual international feel is going to be up all night. This debut book is a solid 4.