Author: C George Muller
Publisher: Koru Press, New Zealand (2006)
Ignoring a 20-year moratorium on commercial whaling, Japan continues to send its whaling fleet deep into the Antarctic to kill whales under the guise of 'scientific research'. Thrust into this volatile situation is Richard Major, an unlikely hero sailing from New Zealand with a whale research expedition. On the windswept Southern Ocean he must confront a terrifying adversary ' the ruthless fishing industrialists and massive multi-national conglomerates who would wipe out entire species to satisfy an insatiable lust for money and power. From the wild grandeur of the Southern Ocean to the opulence of corporate Japan, the battle must be fought on many fronts.
An unlikely hero, Richard is already searching for meaning in a corporate life that seems devoid of any. Faced with a life-changing decision, he must reach deep within himself to find the courage and passion to stand up for what he knows is right.
But how can one man possibly make a difference'and what is the price for standing up for what you believe in?
Mirroring a real-life tragedy looming in our own lifetime, this is a haunting exploration of mankind's continual conflict with nature, and the heroism of
those who would risk everything to defend a future threatened forever.
'Very well researched including some extremely insightful observations about the nature of international politicking in the ongoing fight to protect whales.'
Scientific Advisor to International Whaling Commission (IWC)