Out of Time
Publication Date: September 29, 2003
Number of Pages: 352
Series: J. D. Stanton Mysteries
Dimensions: 8.00 × 5.25 (inches)
The fog released more of the ship. As he watched the bow slowly emerge, Stanton saw something that made his gut twist. “This can’t be.” Stanton stared at the gray-white battleship. “It’s a Dreadnought.”But that kind of ship ceased sailing three-quarters of a century ago.It starts as a trip to help five troubled teens, courtesy of a new Navy youth program. With retired submarine commander J.D. Stanton serving as captain and two young naval officers heading the expedition, the state-of-the-art catamaran leaves port. It’s a routine voyage . . . until a mysterious storm pulls Stanton and his crew into an eerie world of swirling mist and silence. There is no sun, no moon or stars, no way to take a bearing. Electrical appliances fail. The diesel engine is sullen and unresponsive. And then, out of the mist, a ship slowly appears—H.M.S. Archer, a pre-WW1 Dreadnought.A ship missing since 1913.The antique vessel holds disturbing surprises: a ghostly crew . . . evidence of a mass murder . . . and a thousand questions. Now J.D. Stanton and his untried team must discover the answers—before this ship out of time leads them to their destruction.
Alton Gansky (www.altongansky.com) has written a number of other novels, including Zero-G, Finder's Fee, Director’s Cut, Before Another Dies, The Prodigy, and the J. D. Stanton mystery series. He also writes nonfiction books that explore the mysteries of faith, the Bible, and God. He and his wife, Becky, have three adult children and live in Southern California.