Firewater is the name that was given by native Canadian Indians to the powerful rum that was offered by the Hudson's Bay Company in exchange for pelts. To ensure they were getting the genuine liquor, Indian trappers would set a spoonful alight before accepting it in trade. The Firewater vels recount a journey taken by mismatched twin brothers that sets out as a straightforward business venture but develops into a troubled voyage bound for disaster Ned Kelly, a retired RCAF navigator, and his twin brother Liam form a company with the object of buying a yacht in England and sailing it on a cruise through the Greek Isles before returning to Canada for resale at a profit. However, they encounter many unforeseen difficulties while preparing for the voyage. When Ned is suspected of being an accomplice of Irish terrorists, problems multiply and evolve into a three-way tangle among British security agencies, IRA terrorists, and the incent Canadians. The first of a two-volume set, Firewater: Travelling With Terror foreshadows the events of 9/11 and the climate of terrorism existing today.
Dan Farrell: Graduate of Royal Roads military college, Carleton University; tri-lingual, pilot, navigator, yachtsman, songwriter and all round out-of-doorsman. Widely travelled. A retired military aviator, born and raised in Ottawa, Canada where Dan now lives and writes when he has time to spare from skiing skating, bicycling and other satisfying activities.