James M. Cleary
While reading in Scuttlebutt about what someone thought were two good novels that had come out which had a sailing theme. Of course I had to order the books right away. The author is Christopher Rosow and the name of the books are "False Assurances" and "Threat Bias". I just finished both stories and can't wait for his next tale. I highly recommend these books for that long watch on a passage or for that lazy afternoon in the cockpit waiting for dinner or just 5 O'clock somewhere.