Arnold Schonbrunn, a recent engineering graduate from South Africa, becomes heir to a seventy-two foot trawler that plies its trade along the notorious Skeleton Coast, often considered the most inhospitable coastline in the world.
He competes with foul weather, giant Russian factory ships, and a reluctant crew, this in the face of a deep family resentment and hatred, trying to fulfil the obligations set by his benefactor. Attempts are made on his life and he barely escapes. His life is further complicated by the passion he feels for two beautiful women who inexplicably become part of this adventure.
From the Author:
“Left for Dead gets pretty close to my life, but nobody ever attempted to shoot me in the back! Stabbed yes, but that was only in South Africa and after the fall of apartheid.”
Praise for Left For Dead:
“Vollmer really excels with his rich, vivid descriptions that clearly establish the day-to-day life of South African fisherman. […] The strength of the book is Vollmer taking readers to a time and place few know anything about. Vollmer is extremely believable down to the most minute of details. […] Left for Dead is not an action-packed thrill ride, but rather a slow burning personal drama occurring in a setting many will find far from familiar grounds.”
– Dr. Wesley Britton
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