As the friction between St. John`s poet environmentalist, Luke Delaney and ACOM oil executive Nathan Brophy escalates, Angéline LeBlanc, a Cajun beauty with a curious past kindles one fire while dousing another. Between hurricanes, nor'easters and revolving doors, the cast begins unraveling and all seems lost. But in the story`s wild waterways, the unlikely hero remains buoyant, bobbing along, hoping to save the City of Dreams from the gravity of deception and greed.© 2010
"Loved this Book. A first novel by retired teacher and published poet Herbert Hopkins, that takes place in St. John's, Newfoundland, which pits environmentalism against big oil and dumb luck against cold calculation, all the while extolling the virtues of friends and family, with all the associated joy, tragedy, strength, fragility and laughter that makes our lives what they are."