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TWO IF BY SEA by Richard McCann is an exciting maritime thriller. Drug cartels devised a way to affix nearly undetectable containers to ships' hulls. International terrorists thwarted their plans and began using the containers to smuggle nuclear waste, to use in constructing dirty bombs. A hurricane, international terrorism, and a budding relationship all complicate the life of the Captain of the Palm Princess.



General Review

"I highly recommend TWO IF BY SEA by Richard McCann. Beginning with a young woman pursuing her life's dream, and achieving it, the plot grows, encompassing a hurricane, drug smugglers, and international terrorism. This edge-of-your-seat plot will keep you guessing throughout to the thrilling conclusion. Be sure to read this exciting adventure!" Larry Parr

Reader Reviews  


Terrorism on the high seas by this first-time author. A tale of drug cartels and middle eastern terrorism converge on a merchant captain and her first command! Working together with Navy SEALS, they work to, hopefully, prevent dirty nuclear bombs from plunging the United States into a nuclear war. An outstanding debut novel!  JS

Wow! This book was insanely good!! I wasn't sure what to expect when I started it, but it pulls you in and you are lost in it. You can relate to the characters, and the detail to explain what the author was talking about was impressive. I would love to see a movie made from this book.... move over James Patterson!!  stmary

I enjoyed the book and the fast action! Good research into how the government coordinates action when borders are involved. Well done and so glad I spied the author’s post on Facebook!  CAG

The author has vast knowledge of maritime operations. The characters were well developed. Although the story shifted between characters at times made the flow of the story, a little choppy at times. Looking to the author's next novel!!!!  LD

A great read. I like to learn new information and this book taught me information about cargo ships and the national security system. Patriotism and love of our country was inspiring.  PSM

This is the best book I have ever read. It is full of intrigue and mystery and plenty of spice. It holds you on the edge of your seat. It definitely has the comparison to the great thriller writers. This book belongs on the Best Sellers List.  Mr. McCann did I phenomenal job holding my interest. VEM

Two If By Sea kept me entertained and interested. I thought it was a very good story.  JC

I couldn’t put this book down! From start to finish, it was an amazing read! The visualizations that the reader gets through the in depth descriptions is phenomenal! I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who is into thrillers!! AWESOME JOB CAPTAIN!  SL

Loved this!!! Brought back memories of living in Cape May!!! Once you started reading it, you couldn't stop! Congrats Rick!  TW

Such an excellent story, a quick and great read!  IN

I love everything about this book! Vivid sunsets, great friendships!  WP

Tom Clancy watch out for this promising new author. I had a friend recommend "Two If By Sea" as a great read that was chuck full of action and intrigue. They were right. I started to read it, and 8 hours later I was done. WOW! What a GREAT read! I could not put it down!. It would take the collaboration of every government agency, if the USA had a chance to stop the terrorists from nuking America. The Author's ability to transport the reader into the world of all the characters and how each had to negotiate all the potential problems their respective government agencies could sabotage the best laid plans. All the characters were engaging while the author's ability to describe each one with such detail you soon felt like you knew them immediately. Throughout the book the Author show's his great research and knowledge in all aspects of the journey he takes us on. Get ready to be taken on a journey into the world of the cartel, drug smuggling, terrorists, Coast Guard rescues, Navy Seals, operations of the oil transporting industry, romance, and all the engaging characters working to thwart the terrorists. I can't wait for the movie.  SS

Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2021
The story of a woman captain of deep draft ships is a story worth telling- captain rick did an awesome job of relating the finer points of real, big ships in action. I can’t wait for more stories of the action on the high seas. The book is truthful and overly optimistic at times- but overall- rick weaves a tale which certainly could have already happened or is happening as I write this- read it!  CC

This book peaked my attention from page one! Loved the names...I'm curious about the possible references to actual people! This book should turn out to be a best seller. Hard to put down. Wish I knew what the final decision was regarding Lamar. Thanks for the adventure!  BM

Barnes & Nobel


This was a well written and informed book with lots of action, and so many surprises. Could not put the book down and didn’t want it to end.  KN

The Author is my cousin. This book is great. I would recommend it.  Philly Cuz

I'm not a reader of fiction but this book was an excellent fiction thriller and written very well. Kept you inter-whined with all the characters throughout each chapter.  Jerseygull

It reads like an action movie. I didn’t want it to end. In all honesty, one of the best books I’ve read recently!! MW



Finished book best book I've read in twenty years!  Couldn't put the book down! Fred M



This book should be read by anyone that loves a great suspense thriller! Full of believable characters and contemporary action on the high seas involving romance, internal conflict, and the government and international terrorism! This is a hit by this first-time author and should be on the best seller list! Would make a great movie!  BL

Two If By Sea is a great maritime mystery/suspense novel. It will keep you on the edge of your seat and can't wait to turn the page to see what happens next! This new author has a hit on his hands. Everyone who love a good mystery/suspense thriller needs to get this book!  MK





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