Cover image for Barracuda / Sigmund Brouwer.
Barracuda / Sigmund Brouwer.
Publication Information:
[Victoria] : Orca Book Publishers, 2016.

Physical Description:
174 pages ; 19 cm.
General Note:
Prequel to: Devil's Pass.
While on a trip to the Florida Keys with his grandfather, Jim hopes to do some fishing but becomes involved in a mystery about an old crime linked to the owner of the resort where they are staying on vacation.


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Fishing for barracuda from a kayak in the Florida Keys. That's what Jim Webb thinks this resort vacation with his grandfather should be about. Except the dying resort owner holds the key to legend about a generations-old crime. A crime that is worth way too much to those who want the legend to be true. Webb soon discovers that what lurks in the sun, sand and shallow waters of the Keys is much more dangerous than a slashing game fish. And along the way, he learns an important truth about himself and his own past.

In this exciting prequel to Devil's Pass and Tin Soldier , the musically gifted and tenacious Webb finds himself caught in a dangerous mystery.

Author Notes

Sigmund Brouwer, Sigmund Brouwer was born in Central Alberta to Dutch immigrant parents. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and an Honours Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Carleton University. He published many articles in American and Canadian magazines before he got his big break as a novelist.

The first book he published was entitled, "Accidental Detectives," aimed at youth fiction. He is best known for his adult fiction novel, "Double Helix," published in 1995. Brouwer teaches writing courses at Red Deer College and is on the Board of Directors of the Red Deer College Press. Brouwer also played semi-pro hockey as well as a stint as the editor for National Raquetball Magazine. He has taught mystery writing seminars and in 1993, co-founded The Young Writer's Institute to encourage today's youth to follow their dreams of a career in writing. Brouwer has won the Alberta Film and Literary Arts Writing Grant twice.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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