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The Conscience of the C.O.D.

The Conscience of the C.O.D.

We’ve all had bad days, but nothing compares to Trip Torrent’s. PR director of the luxury cruise ship Climax of Dreams, he awakens to the discovery that the ship’s owners have donated it to house 4,000 squabbling refugees. Then, at a celebrity-glutted fundraiser, it gets hijacked. And that’s only the beginning! Torrent’s reluctant sea voyage includes seminude female commandos, a secret stash of special ops weapons, a billion-dollar cloud of money, a kidnapped tech guru, a ship navigation system with a dangerous stutter, a soccer match haunted by Navy drones and fighter jets, a faded comic whose skills at mimicry could save or sink the ship, an unexpected global fashion craze, a double-dealing repairman, and a whopping big hurricane. Even his attempts at romance are interrupted-by the synthetic charms of a robot bartender with a bit too much charisma! What will blow up first: his career, his relationship, or the ship?

Pages: 180
Pub Date: 06-18-2024
Softcover: 16.95 979-8-88824-349-7
Hardcover: 23.95 979-8-88824-351-0


To make money, James Terminiello spent forty-plus years in marketing, public relations, and communications. To salve his soul in a family wracked by Alzheimer's, autism, and dementia, he has authored six books and contributed to a compilation of film reviews, Seen That, Now What. He has also written more than 150 columns for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Courier Post, and other publications, and blogs on subjects ranging from the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris to Victorian Christmases. He has been married to Tara for thirty-seven years. His son, Alex, suffers from autism, and he has a daughter, Gillian.

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