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False Cargo

(2012)
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Insurance investigator Brent Calloway may be too hard-boiled to crack a smile, but he'll go to any length to crack a case. As tough, terse and tireless as insurance man Edward G. Robinson in Double Indemnity, Calloway's about to go to extremes to see to it that one ship makes it safely from Hawaii to the mainland.

Going undercover and posing as ruthless killer Spike O'Brien, Calloway quickly discovers that on this ship nothing is what it seems, and no one can be trusted. With so much insurance money at stake, and the whole crew apparently in on the scam, this could end up being a voyage to the bottom of the sea. . . .

And when the real Spike O'Brien shows up, it's Calloway who'll need a good insurance policy. Because life is cheap when the stakes are so high - on a ship of lies bearing a False Cargo.

A veteran sailor who had voyaged long and far, L. Ron Hubbard knew well the life at sea. He once wrote in his journal: "There is something magnificently terrible about a savage sea in the unwholesome green of half-dawn. . . . The ship is an unreal, fragile thing, full of strange groans, and engine and sails are dwarfed in their puny power when matched to all the countless horsepower in wave and wind and current. The whole world is an awesome threat. Alone, wet, hungry, hand cramped upon a tiller, a sailor knows more truth in those hours than all mankind in his millions of years."

Also includes the sea adventure Grounded, in which a Royal Air Force lieutenant loses a friend and tarnishes his reputation, and sets out in search of redemption . . . no matter the price.

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Paperback Editions

January 2013 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: False Cargo
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-4596-5564-8 / 978-1-4596-5564-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: False Cargo (Stories from the Golden Age)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-59212-267-1 / 978-1-59212-267-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Galaxy Press (CA)
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

July 2012 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: False Cargo (Mystery & Suspense Short Stories Collection)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-59212-280-9 / 978-1-59212-280-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Galaxy Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

March 2012 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: False Cargo
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Galaxy Audio
Availability: Amazon   

March 2012 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: False Cargo
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Galaxy Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

June 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: False Cargo (Mystery & Suspense Short Stories Collection)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Galaxy Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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