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Tuesday 1 November 2022

☀ Cutter Kauai Sea Adventures [1-3] - Edward Hochsmann

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for the Cutter Kauai Sea Adventures, a Contemporary Action Adventure series by (Haldago Bay Studio).

There are currently three books in the series; available individually or as box-set.

PREVIEW: Check out full details of the series below!

Author Edward Hochsmann will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (โ„š), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

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The Series: Cutter Kauai Sea Adventures

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Obsolete Coast Guard patrol boat Kauai is upgraded with black budget funds by the Director of National Intelligence. Her new mission? Respond quickly and covertly for sensitive missions the Navy cannot handle in southern Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean.

Follow young Lieutenant Ben Wyporek and his crew experiencing the excitement, fear, humor, joy, and sadness of an elite team of maritime professionals as they face extraordinary challenges in these riveting, character-driven sea adventure stories.

Note: the first two books in the Cutter Kauai Sea Adventures series are a military thriller adaptation of the previously published SciFi series Engage at Dawn by Edward Hochsmann.

Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

Dagger Quest [1]

An aging Coast Guard patrol boat is all that stands between the world and nuclear annihilation!

The world is on the brink of war, with NATO mobilizing to counter a Russian threat to Poland and Lithuania and leaders openly discussing war options. In the midst of the crisis, a Russian bomber collides with a U.S. fighter off Florida causing the accidental launch of a nuclear-tipped hypersonic missile.

A Coast Guard cutter on a routine patrol finds a drug-laden sailboat smashed and adrift north of the Florida Keys. The boat’s damage is from a near miss by the Russian missile which has not harmlessly flown deep into the Gulf of Mexico as initially thought, but crashed somewhere in the Keys.

The Coast Guard crew is in a race against a vicious and powerful international crime syndicate to find and recover the Russian nuke before its discovery can trigger a nuclear war.

Exploring the friendship and teamwork of a typical ship's crew, in the face of unexpected and hazardous challenges, Dagger Quest provides a fast-paced, taut story - excellent fare for both sea adventure and military thriller fans.

[First published as Engage at Dawn: First Contact on 4 August 2020; this revised edition Published 7 June 2022, 346 pages]

Caribbean Counterstrike [2]

Mission: Five days to destroy the enemy in the Caribbean before a catastrophic weapon is unleashed—but all he can think about is the woman he left behind…

The deadliest nerve gas ever made has fallen into the hands of a murderous Caribbean drug cult. The criminal 252 Syndicate has the gas in a secret lab on an oil rig servicing ship, but the ship has been taken for ransom by the Salinas Cartel in a violent drug war. The U.S. can’t use airstrikes and calls on Coast Guard Officer Ben Wyporek to lead his crew through a risky covert raid on the Salinas cult’s fortified island base. He accepts the assignment, but remembers a previous lethal encounter with the 252s and struggles to say goodbye to the love of his life, Victoria Carpenter.

Ben and his crew aboard the stealth-equipped Cutter Kauai must sneak into the harbor and tow the ship away. But if Kauai is detected and defeated, death by gas or at the hands of vicious adversaries will follow. Now, every decision Ben makes will determine the fate of his entire crew—and the chances of reuniting with Victoria.

This second book of the series builds on the friendships and teamwork of Kauai's crew, this time in the face of several challenging missions and one potentially lethal encounter. It is a worthy sequel to Dagger Quest that sea adventure and military thriller fans will enjoy.

[First published as Engage at Dawn: Seize and Destroy on 16 May 2021; this revised edition Published 9 June 2022, 382 pages]

Bravely and Faithfully [3]

A New Captain’s First Patrol Turns into a Fight for Their Lives.

Young Coast Guard Lieutenant Haley Reardon has not even gotten her feet on the ground on her new patrol boat command when she finds herself and her crew supporting a dangerous covert mission. They must insert and retrieve a Defense Intelligence Agency operations team trying to seize a transnational criminal syndicate boss from a small Caribbean island controlled by a front company of the Chinese government and protected by a superior military force.

A honeymoon period would be lovely, but, as always, the world gets a vote.

Can Haley avoid leaving the DIA team to their fate, when attempting to rescue them could destroy her crew and boat and lead to war?

This third installment of the series conveys the humor, friendships, and teamwork of Kauai's crew from the previous books, with a new series of exciting actions from search and rescue to combat. The crew and their new skipper must come together for the toughest mission they have ever faced.

[Published 2 August 2022, 412 pages]

The Kauai Sea Adventures: Books 1 - 3

Enjoy Books 1 - 3 , plus a bonus short story prequel!

Book 1 - Dagger Quest: An obsolete patrol boat is all that stands between the world and nuclear annihilation.

Book 2 - Caribbean Counterstrike: It’s the deadliest nerve gas ever made, and it has fallen into the hands of a murderous Caribbean drug cult.

Book 3 – Bravely and Faithfully: A New Captain's First Patrol Turns into a Fight for Their Lives.

BONUS Short Story: “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Miami”: Young Coast Guard officer Ben Wyporek is reassigned from a large cutter in Virginia to the patrol boat Kauai in Miami. It is an emergency transfer, and he is rushing to get on board as soon as possible. However, a life-changing incident intervenes in this short-story prequel to the Cutter Kauai Sea Adventure series.

[Published 17 October 2022, 917 pages]

Cutter Kauai Sea Adventures: Books 1-3
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About the Author

Edward Hochsmann is the pen name of a retired U. S. Coast Guard search and rescue and law enforcement professional. The veteran mariner, aviator, college professor, and defense analyst has added “author” to his list of experiences. Ed likes reading, police procedurals, contemporary music on the road, and classical music in the office. After a career traveling from Australia in the west to Italy and Germany in the east, Ed has settled into a quiet life in the Florida Panhandle to focus on writing (and not shoveling snow!)

Ed's second series, C6S: Patrol Force deals with a combined defense establishment and constabulary for a galactic economic empire called the Confederation of the Six Systems (C6S). Ed has published two novellas and a novel-length collection late last year.

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Rita Wray said...

Sounds great. Thank you.

Stormy Vixen said...

The Cutter Kauai Sea Adventures sounds like lots of entertainment for me as I join them on their adventures!

Thanks for sharing the series with me and have a terrific day!

Sherry said...

I love the cover and look forward to reading the book.