When the ship sank, it was headed to Cuba to perform "environmental surveys." This was during the first Cuban revolution when the islanders were attempting to gain freedom from colonial Spain.
"Wreck of the Huron" is the fourth dive adventure novel from Douglas, all of which feature international photojournalist Mike Scott.
Douglas lives in West Virginia, where he learned to dive in 1990. He is a dive instructor, author and columnist about diving safety. His books are available through his website, www.booksbyeric.com.
W.Va. murder mystery
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginians Jim and David Spence, two of a set of three brothers, have written a mystery titled "Two for the Price of One."
The novel concerns a young woman from West Virginia who is murdered while trying to find success in New York City. Detective Billy Michaels' first assignment is to learn who killed a person who was a friend to everyone and an enemy to no one.
The Spence brothers have written individually for many years and been published in novel form as well as in periodicals, newsprint and on the Internet. They wrote their first collaborative novel as a present for their mother, who loves mysteries.
The book can be purchased from online booksellers. Hardcover price is $32.95, softcover price is $22.95, and e-book price listed at Amazon.com is $3.49.