Book Of The Day – Fleeing The Jurisdiction

by Greg on August 2, 2013

Today’s Book of the Day is a highly rated Contemporary Fiction/Humor novel by bestselling author, Gerald Hansen. Fleeing The Jurisdiction has a 4.4 star rating and is only $2.99!

“Gerald pulled me into his creative and innovative imagination and carried me on a journey of laughter and excitement! What will Gerald think of NEXT??? Carry on… let your imagination GO wild! Hands down, the best book I picked up ALL year!” CoCo – Amazon Reviewer

Fleeing The Jurisdiction
by Gerald Hansen
Rating: 4.4 Stars
Genre: Humor
Price: $2.99


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It’s danger on the high seas for the Barnetts, but will it come from the authorities, Mother Nature or family Flood?

In Wisconsin six years ago, Ursula Barnett accidentally defrauded her local church of thousands. The statute of limitations is inching closer, and the police are circling in. Panicked, Ursula books herself and her American family passage on a budget centennial Titanic cruise, hoping to ride out the investigation and embark a woman redeemed.

But lurking amongst the leaky walls of the Queen of Crabs is a danger worse than disgruntled, poorly-paid staff, bad food and terrifying onshore excursions: her Irish family, still resentful of the Barnett’s lottery win years earlier. Sister-in-law Fionnuala Flood, knowing Ursula is a sitting duck for the next twelve days, rallies the family to retaliate, stopping at nothing to drag lady of leisure Ursula back down into the gutter that is their own life. The Queen of Crabs, though, is not Derry, Northern Ireland, but an alien battlefield, where the Barnetts and Floods find more enemies lurking outside the family than within.

Fleeing The Jurisdiction is equal parts Titanic, Love Boat and Voyage of the Damned, a darkly comic story of family relationships, the politics of envy and, perhaps, some personal redemption.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I cannot believe he has done it again, but Fleeing the Jurisdiction is hilarious, gripping, and pulls you in like that tractor beam in Star Wars… I don’t know where he gets his plot lines from, but he takes it and runs with it, in a way that few authors are able to do, yet again, the third time around..!


Gerald Hansen makes his characters come to life, they just jump out of the book at you. It’s a TITANIC size laugh fest from beginning to end. Hoping beyond hope this ensemble of wacky characters are destined for another book in the near future.


I purchased the Kindle edition as soon as it became available and couldn’t put it down. Hysterical and twisted from chapter one on. Hansen’s ability to create and develop such entertaining, dynamic characters and story lines are beyond any other author I have read.


IT’S A GOOD TIME! The Floods are exactly the kind of characters I would love to go out and get “legless” with. Gerald Hansen did it again! His three novels have made me laugh until my sides hurt. I was “that girl”, laughing out loud on the subway over one of his brilliant novels!


Gerald Hansen has done it again! The reader is sucked in by the gravitational pull from the very first page! Hats off to Gerald, for he’s given us an instant classic trilogy. Bring us more!

Get Fleeing The Jurisdiction here: Fleeing The Jurisdiction

About The Author

Gerald Hansen lived for years in his mother’s hometown of Derry, Northern Ireland and attended Dublin City University. As a Navy brat, he grew up in California, Thailand, London, Iceland and Germany. His debut novel, An Embarrassment of Riches was an Amazon Breakthrough Novel semifinalist in 2010, Hand In The Till came out in 2011,and Fleeing The Jurisdiction in 2012. Gerald now lives in New York City.

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