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By Alan May

Seventeen-year-old Melissa
is having her top 12 months ever.

She's touring the realm at the tall send Inspiration, and, in addition to greater than thirty different scholars, getting credits for a whole yr of highschool within the bargain.

And, after her boyless years at a personal tuition, it doesn't harm that one of many scholars at the send is tall, darkish, and good-looking Pierre. (She's such a lot inspired together with his peak, being with regards to six ft tall herself.)

Melissa is happy to be studying the ropes of crewing the send because the Inspiration completes the 1st a part of its voyage, from San Diego to Mexico after which directly to the Galapagos.

But then issues flip decidedly sour.

Before the send can achieve Easter Island, it truly is taken over via the Coincidence, a wide yacht manned through a ruthless band of smugglers. The band wishes the providers of the Inspiration's health care provider for one in all their individuals, who used to be shot in the course of a heist in Colombia that netted them greater than $100 million worthy of cocaine.

The way forward for the Inspiration and its passengers — and of Melissa and Pierre's romance — hangs within the stability. Will the RCMP, the U.S. Drug Enforcement organisation, and the lecturers and staff have the capacity to retailer Melissa's excellent year?

ALAN might is an entrepreneur and sailor. He was once encouraged to jot down Coincidence after his personal daughter sailed the excessive seas as a part of the category Afloat highschool program.

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