The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm - Sebastian Junger Follows the chain of events that led to the disappearance of the Andrea Gail during 1991's perfect storm of the title.

Using interviews with survivors from other ships, and friends and family of the missing crew, Junger puts together a potted history of the fishing industry and the effect it has on the people who live it.

The prose flows really well, and you get a sense of the people along with the horror of the storm and the suspense as everything combines.

He admits in the introduction that there will be some conjecture to how things actually happened, using instead accounts from people who have gone through similar experiences in the parts where they are in the most danger.

It's tense all the way through, saddening and exhilarating in equal measures.