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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Action & Adventure
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Bimini Twist Adventures
  • Series Number:5
  • Pages:277
  • eBook ISBN:9780983687948

Kona Kai

A Bimini Twist Adventure

by Patrick Mansell

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Overview
Kona Kai is the ultimate sportsfishing adventure novel set in the Hawaiian Islands. The father son team of the fishing vessel Bimini Twist engage in high speed action when fighting great fish, competing in sportfishing tournaments, and against the awesome forces of nature in the form of erupting volcanoes, giant tuna and marlin, and an angry mother humpback whale.
Description
When Max Carson agreed to have his boat, Bimini Twist, ferried over to the Hawaiian Islands on board the luxury yacht Felicity, he was expecting to enjoy the summer with his sons P.J. and Gaffer, fishing in the quiet waters off Kona, the blue marlin and yellowfin capital of the world. And in fact the fishing action was everything they expected. Mahimahi, yellowfin tuna and several species of marlin were their constant hookups in this sportfisherman’s paradise. And the new friends they met in Kona were interesting and colorful. But even paradise can have its share of unexpected thrills and danger, and this trip to Hawaii proved that many times. Teenagers who do stupid things, the tremendous forces of nature in the form of erupting volcanoes, wild game fish and an angry mother humpback whale combine to make this a Bimini Twist Adventure to remember.
About the author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Patrick Mansell was born in 1946 in New London, Connecticut, the son of a career Naval officer. He attended schools in Hawaii, Virginia, California and New York before graduating from the University of Miami in 1968 with a degree in Business Administration. He also has taken post graduate studies in the field of Marine Archaeology. During and after college Mr. Mansell was a member of the United States Marine Corps Reserve. For more than thirty years he earned a living in the real estate finance field, but his all-time passion has always been boating and writing. For more than half a century he has fished the waters of the northeast, and Florida Gulf Stream, and other parts of the world including the Caribbean, Central America and Hawaii. He makes several trips each year to his favorite fishing grounds, the Bahamas Islands. Mr. Mansell is the author of the Bimini Twist Adventure series of books, which includes Bimini Twist, Abaco Gold, Exuma Tide, Wave Dancer, and Kona Kai. He has also written and published two other adventure novels outside the Bimini Twist series entitled The Fathers Club and Diamonds and Cubes. Mr. Mansell complied, edited, and published a collection of stories from some of the world’s most recognized charter captains entitled Living Legends of Big Game Fishing, the Men and Their Stories. His professional, non-fiction works include many short stories and articles, and the full-length books Mortgage Banking and Residential Real Estate Finance, by the Masters of the Industry and Understanding Residential Real Estate Finance. As one of South Florida’s recognized authors he has lectured extensively on the subject of creative writing and publishing. Mr. Mansell lives in Boca Raton, Florida.
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