As a picturesque and perfect summer arrives in Michigan, a father and son prepare to sail around Lake Superior, one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. It is a trip three years in the making and filled with planned stops for wreck diving, camping, and hiking. The water is deep, the wind is just right, and the sunsets are sublime. If there was ever a place for Robin and Tristian Norris to "get away from it all," the remote Superior coastline is it.

But when their anchor fouls, Robin not only uncovers a lost hoard of valuable gems but also discovers a mysterious stowaway aboard their boat. Who is she? And what is she running from?

What started as a paradisiacal trip quickly turns into a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, and the trio is forced to battle high-tech pirates who'd do anything to reclaim their a nightmare that tests not only the trio's bond, but their will to survive.

Grab a life jacket and find something or someone to hold on to, it's time to go sailing.

CC Award Finalist Seal (2019-10-14) 300dpi

The Sail was named a finalist in the Clive Cussler Adventure Writers Competition.  Below is the trailer that was put together for the award ceremony.


“Landon Beach is the real deal. And The Sail is a top-notch thriller with suspense to burn!”

- Ted Bell, Author, NY Times Bestselling Alex Hawke Series,

“Action, intrigue, and high stakes drama—just what you want from a thriller. Toss in a little lust and greed, and it’s the perfect mix for a classic, on-the-run adventure.”

- Steve Berry, New York Times and #1 Internationally Bestselling Author

"Hoist The Sail for an enrapturing voyage across Lake Superior that thrills, enlightens, and keeps the pages flying to the very end."

- Dirk Cussler, New York Times Bestselling Author

"The Sail is a fast-paced thriller with plenty of action and some welcome wisdom too. Read it."

- Thomas Perry, New York Times Bestselling Author

"This book has it all. Landon Beach combines the emotional and heartwarming journey between father and son with a taut, tense thriller set in the hauntingly beautiful waters of Lake Superior. Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water..."

- Robin Burcell, New York Times Bestselling Author

"Landon Beach proves yet again why he’s one of the freshest literary voices on the thriller scene, mixing a suspense-filled, Brad Parks-like plot with enough action and misdirection to satisfy all fans of the genre."

- The Real Book Spy

“The plot is imbued with plenty of suspense and bold action…it’s a tense thriller.” 

- Lake Superior Magazine

“Excellent With A Great Ending.  5 out of 5 stars.  The Sail was the book I didn’t know I needed until I started it…and without spoiling it, it was a surprise and an intense finish.  The last part of this book was an absolute sprint and some of the best action I’ve read in a long time.  Overall, another great story from Landon Beach, and this definitely sets him up as one of my favorite new authors.”

- Brian’s Book Blog

The Sail is exactly the kind of adrenaline-fueled page-turning fun that you'd expect from an author named Landon Beach.  This book earns my highest compliment...  I wish I'd written it.”

- Jeff Edwards, bestselling author of Steel Wind and The Damocles Agenda

The Sail is both touching, poignant and suspenseful. Not everyone can touch your heart and also keep it beating like a drum…The end is a great surprise, and beyond moving—I was a bit overwhelmed, and that is really what I expect from a novel. Thrilling, chilling and rewarding.”

- Peter Greene, award-winning author of The Adventures of Jonathan Moore series.

"Having read Landon's first book, The Wreck, I had to read this new one. The author develops both characters and plot in a way that systematically unfolds and draws the reader in. Most of what I read is set in tropical climes, so reading a sailing adventure set in the Great Lakes was new for me. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!"

- Wayne Stinnett, Author of the Jesse McDermitt Caribbean Adventure Series