I went into this book not knowing much about the Coast Guard, their role or how dangerous things could be for both them and immigrants all over. I live in a Coast Guard town (Cape May) so I found this to be interesting from my perspective...there were a few parts that were a bit slow for me, but I stuck with it and I am glad that I did! This book ended up being one that I enjoyed more than I anticipated.
This is the author's debut novel, but it seemed like a much more seasoned author wrote it. The reader could tell that the author had experience in the area in which the book is set and used some of the lingo that I imagine would be authentic. There were some parts that were a bit tedious but overall it was a solid debut.
The reader learns about friendship (Pat and Galan), love, the boundaries of both of these things and the saga that I can imagine is all too true. The reader is taken on a roller coast ride of emotions as they navigate the loops, curves, twists and turns that this story brings us. This was a good read and should be added to your TBR list and moved to the top of that list! An overall good read that should be shared far and wide.