Captain Nieminen's last voyage before retirement seemed ordinary enough—a simple trip from Canada to Riga in the Baltic Sea. The sea, however, always provides the unexpected. The Master of the cargo ship Lake Ladoga will be confronted with illicit cargo, murder, and a heartless fiend before reaching his destination. The resolution to these problems will cost him dearly. George Pate worked for thirty-five years in the Port of Tampa, Florida as a third-generation member of the maritime industry. He has lived his entire life in central Florida, and currently resides in Brooksville with his beloved wife. His works include: Leonard, Moralis Rodentus, and Markus: A Year in the Life of a Rural German Shepherd.