Book Of The Day – Isle Royale

by Greg on June 2, 2011

Today’s Book Of The Day is a great book for all of the Action/Adventure fans out there. Isle Royale by John Hamilton has a perfect 5.0 star rating and costs only $2.99.

Make sure to check out John Hamilton’s website for free sample chapters from Isle Royale.

Isle Royale
by John Hamilton
Rating: 5.0 Stars
Category: Action & Adventure
Price: $2.99
Visit John Hamilton’s website


Shipwrecks, gangsters, and the mother of all storms. Living in a lighthouse can be murder.

The year is 1924. The place: Isle Royale, a remote island on Lake Superior. Clarence MacDougal, keeper of Wolf Point Lighthouse, stands ready to guide sailors through treacherous waters.

One storm-tossed night, French-Canadian bootleggers arrive. The gang’s leader is Sean LeBeck, former lover of Collene MacDougal—the lightkeeper’s wife. LeBeck is determined to rescue Collene from her dreary life and rekindle their old passion, even if it means taking her off the island by force.

The lightkeeper’s son, Ian, escapes during the storm, only to stumble upon a hidden cove, home of the last remaining members of the Coast Guard cutter “Chippewa.” A dark secret forced the crew to banish themselves. Given one last chance at redemption, the ancient mariners set out on stormy Lake Superior in a desperate attempt to save the day.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

Author John Hamilton is a man of many talents who brings his imagination to the creation of a good action adventure centered on Isle Royal rising above the chilling waters of Lake Superior. Hamilton blends the lake’s history with a plot full of twists and turns. It is certainly a story of two teenagers coming of age but it is a story of redemption as well. Every action-adventure must have an evil character and this villain is most disagreeable. This story makes North Shore history come alive.


I picked up “Isle Royale” because I enjoy historical fiction, and I sure wasn’t disappointed. The story is about how a lighthouse on Isle Royale in Lake Superior, and the two families who live there and operate it. Trouble comes when a ruthless gang invades the island. The leader of the gang, who was driven mad in World War I, comes back seeking the woman he loved, now the wife of the lighthouse keeper. Two teenagers have to save the day. Very picturesque language, lots of action and drama, and historically accurate.


A rip-roaring historical adventure set in the delightfully unusual setting of Lake Superior’s Isle Royale. Hamilton’s love for the locale comes shining through; Lake Superior at times seems one of the characters in the drama. A carefully-researched Great War flashback is almost a novella within a novel, while providing crucial motivation for the story.

Get Isle Royale here: Isle Royale

About The Author

I’m a novelist, journalist, nature photographer, graphic designer, screenwriter, filmmaker, martial artist, dad, pirate, and lover of all pizzas.

In addition to my novels, I’m the author of more than 125 nonfiction children’s books published by Abdo & Daughters. I love bringing history to life. Lewis & Clark: Adventures West was a finalist at the 17th annual Minnesota Book Awards. In 2008, I won a Golden Duck Award for Excellence in Children’s Science Fiction Literature for my six-book series The World of Science Fiction. I won a second Golden Duck in 2010 for You Write It!: Science Fiction, part of a series of books that teach young people how to write genre fiction.

I’m a martial artist, with black belts in Tae Kwon Do and Kung Fu. I love lighthouses, and hiking along Minnesota’s North Shore. I’m also a professional photographer. I especially enjoy shooting national parks and rodeos. My photography has appeared in dozens of magazines and books, including Backpacker, Photomethods, and Arms Control Today. In 2010, my rodeo work was picked as Editor’s Choice by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.

You can visit my website here: John Hamilton

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