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    Run Afoul (Paperback) By (author) Joan Druett


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    DescriptionIn this third seafaring mystery from nautical historian Joan Druett U.S. Exploring Expedition linguist Wiki Coffin sails with the famous convoy of ships toward Brazil, with no idea of the amazing events the fates and the winds have set in store for him.As the great flagship Vincennes, under the dubious command of eccentric captain Charles Wilkes, leads the convoy toward a dramatic entrance in the port of Rio, careless manoeuvring causes one of the vessels to run afoul of a Boston trading ship - a shocking embarrassment that none of the sailors aboard is likely to live down during their time in port.As it turns out, the trader is owned and commanded by the famous and larger-than-life Captain William Coffin, father to Wiki and sailor of all seven seas as well as another dozen or so he's managed to invent in his years of telling tall tales. The encounter sets in motion a series of confounding events that reunites the elder Coffin with his illegitimate half-Maori son and that, before they are through, will see two men dead, Coffin on trial for murder, and Wiki working feverishly to unmask the real killers before the expedition sails on, leaving his father at the mercy of an unforgiving Brazilian court - and Wiki's own tenuous grip on family hanging desperately in the balance.

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    Run Afoul
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joan Druett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 268 g
    ISBN 13: 9780312365622
    ISBN 10: 0312365624

    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FF
    BIC E4L: CRI
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC022060
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC002000
    Edition statement
    Minotaur Books,US
    Imprint name
    Minotaur Books,US
    Publication date
    12 November 2007
    Review quote
    "Druett makes the vanished world she depicts come alive." Publishers Weekly"