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While on parole, trying to survive her freedom, an ex-con comes to the aid of a boy looking for his activist mother who’s gone to save the bay from a corrupt town. All Allison wants is to restart her music career. But something’s out of whack. She violates her parole by hacking the missing activist’s website only to realize that she can never reveal the shocking unpublished blog she discovers.

Then she sees a body in the fishkill.

Her parole officer can never know about this—nor can the boy. Or anyone.

Author information:

The biography of Geoffrey Wells:

Born in the new mining town of Welkom, South Africa, Geoffrey Wells spent a childhood moving from one mine to another in south and central Africa. Though this made for a disruptive upbringing, it did arm him with uniquely original story material for his novels that include experiences playing piano and drums, cross-country running, observing elephants, and climbing the Drakensberg Mountains.

A 1973 visit to Mozambique became his first thriller, A FADO FOR THE RIVER, published in 2011.

His career as Art Director in advertising lured him to filmmaking. After immigrating to the U.S. in 1980, he studied at the American Film Institute. To pay the rent he worked the graveyard room service shift at a Beverly Hills hotel, where he served famous and infamous actors and rock stars.

An ambidextrous brain led him to information technology where, at Disney, he rose to VP for the ABC-TV stations and later joined the Fox Television Station Group as Chief Information Officer.

Inspired by his ascent of Kilimanjaro in 2003 and alarmed by the devastation of elephants, he published ATONE FOR THE IVORY CLOUD, in 2016.

Concurrent with his corporate life, Wells wrote, produced and edited THE SHADOW OF DOUBT, an animated short, animated by his wife, Cynthia Wells. The film showed in 27 film festivals and won five awards.

In 2015 he edited, designed and published an award-winning children’s book, MOONGLOW written by Peggy Dickerson and illustrated by Cynthia Wells.

THE DROWNING BAY, his latest eco-thriller, draws from his concern for the environment of the North Fork of Long Island where he ran for Trustee, a political appointment charged with managing coastal areas and wetlands. He has grown oysters with Cornell Cooperative Extension, and for five seasons has videotaped Long Island Grown, a lecture series for the Peconic Land Trust.

He lives on the North Fork of Long Island where he participates in triathlons and swims the open water of Peconic Bay with his wife and their dog, Luciano.



The Drowning Bay

Tag line:
A found belonging in a lost ecosystem.

Sub Title:
A found belonging in a lost ecosystem. Book 3 of The Trilogy for Freedom.


Please note that the three novels in the trilogy can be read in any order. They are only connected by principal characters and common themes of freedom.

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