Randall Wake got more than he bargained for during his trip to St. Thomas in the Caribbean. He enjoyed all of the sights that a tropical paradise had to offer; sun, beaches, drinks, music, and sex. What he didn’t enjoy was the interruption of a disturbed US Navy Sailor. What starts as a quest to understand a tragedy ends in the discovery of something sinister happening to the Navy’s new recruits. Set in the early 1990’s, just after the infamous Tailhook Sex Scandal, this novel takes readers on a Hemingwayesque journey reminiscent of “The Sun Also Rises”, through the torturous emotional depths of Camus’ “The Stranger”, and finishes with a grand finale that echoes “A Few Good Men”.
Scott Evans holds a Master’s in English from the University of California, Davis, and teaches at the University of the Pacific in Central California, including fiction writing and a course titled “Crime, Punishment and Justice” that introduces first-year students to criminology from various perspectives. In the summer, he also teaches legal writing for the King Hall Law School’s Outreach Program at the University of California, Davis. Before returning to California, he taught at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, which is one of the settings in his literary murder mysteries.