Hogsty Reef (Caribbean Island Eco-Adventure) (Paperback)

By John Dowd

Peachtree Publishing Company, 9781561451876, 187pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 1999

List Price: 5.95*
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Description

Jim, Julia, and Marcel get in over their heads when Jim and Marcel's boat washes ashore on an island that's abandoned...or is it?
Teenagers Jim and Julia don't know they are in for the adventure of a lifetime as they travel to Turks and Caicos to help Julia's father survey the endangered coral reefs. Their explorations lead them to North Caico Island where they discover and befriend Marcel, a young Haitian refugee.
While the friends are fishing off the island's reef one day, a fierce storm blows in and takes Jim and Marcel on a treacherous three-day voyage out to sea. As their food and water run out, the teenagers spot a barren island--Hogsty Reef--with a grounded tanker rusting off shore, where they seek shelter.
While searching for food, Jim and Marcel discover that Hogsty Reef is actually not abandoned, but a hideaway for drug dealers and their illegal drug money. While Julia works tirelessly to rescue Jim and Marcel, the boys must find a way to escape without alerting the drug runners, and survive the many dangers of Hogsty Reef in this suspenseful ecological adventure story.