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No Regrets (2006)

by Ann Rule

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As usual Ann Rule delivers true crime stories that are fascinating to read. The fact that she becomes so close to the victims families, and through them to the victim, just adds to the story.

I love reading the shorter fiction, I actually keep one of these books in my car so if I get stuck somewhere I always have a book to read. ( )
  bookswoman | Dec 20, 2013 |
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To the Puget Sound Pilots' Association, which has provided safe passage through Northwest waterways for ships, their passengers, and their crews since 1935. They take care of their own - never more so than in their long search for the old man who was a pilot on the Sound for more than forty years. He guided hundreds of ships safely into port; when he himself was lost, the Puget Sound Pilots were the first to sound the alarm.
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Preface: Most of us have made decisions that we wish we could go back and change.
Sometimes it takes a hundred years or more for a true story to be told and retold so often that it is eventually tinged with enough rumors and unsubstantiated "facts" to make it barely distinguishable from fiction.
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A ship's pilot legendary for guiding mammoth freighters through the narrows of Puget Sound, Rolf Neslund was a proud Norwegian, a ladies' man, and a beloved resident of Washington State's idyllic Lopez Island. Virtually indestructible even into his golden years, he made electrifying headlines more than once: after a ship he was helming crashed into the soaring West Seattle Bridge, causing millions in damages; and following his inexplicable disappearance at age 80. Was he a suicide, a man broken by one costly misstep? Had he run off with a lifelong love? Or did a trail of gruesome evidence lead to the home Rolf shared with his wife, Ruth? On an island where everyone thought they knew their neighbors, the veneer of the Neslunds' marriage masked a convoluted case that took many years to solve. And, indeed, some still believe that the old sea captain will come home one day. "The Sea Captain" is a classic tale as blood chilling as murder itself. Along with six other equally riveting, detailed accounts of destruction and murder committed without conscience or regret, Ann Rule takes readers into frightening places they never could have imagined in No Regrets.

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Collects true crime stories about sociopaths who kill ruthlessly, including the tale of a sea captain who is tricked into marriage and cheated out of his fortune by the mother of his illegitimate children before being murdered by her and her brother.

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