East of the Hague Line is an adventurous, dramatic and quickly paced suspense
novel written about life at sea commercial fishing in the Gulf of Maine and the
far reaching tempestuous North Atlantic.
Maine’s rugged Coastline is comprised of more than three
thousand miles of bays, inlets, and peninsulas that create
isolated close-knit fishing communities. The people who live in
these seaside towns have one thing in common, a deep-rooted
bond with the ocean.
East of the Hague Line takes a close personal look at what it
takes to live the life of an offshore fisherman. Writer Gordon
Holmes, a Maine native, captures the rhythms and tensions of
life aboard a commercial fishing boat.
The crew of the fishing vessel Jubilee is comprised of four hardened fishermen,
hopeful for good fishing, whose loved ones wait at home,
fearful for the lives of their men.
Fishermen depend on a good catch to earn their living… but what
happens when manipulation, deceit and betrayal by a trusted
crewmember changes the tide?
Young Tom Anderson fulfills a lifelong dream when he signs on
with Captain Joseph Scanton to go fishing aboard the Jubilee on the North Atlantic.
He gets far more than he bargained for when his captain is
forced to take his boat and crew into a perilous situation in
uncharted waters east of the Hague Line. Scanton’s decision
puts their freedom and their lives at stake as they sail into a
trap that will change their destiny… forever.