A Letter to a Lucky Man

The author of Chasing Shadows and Arthur’s Dead delivers a new thriller with a nautical twist.

‘Curtis Cardinali, Italian heritage, Northern Ireland born and bred, engineer and amateur sailor, his has been an intriguing life. From council house beginnings to leadership of industry, from the shop floors of hard-line unions to luxury spa hotel breaks with a growing family, throughout it all he had been lucky. Even a letter which broke his teenage heart turned out to be a blessing in disguise. It was only ever ‘a letter to a lucky man’. But when the luck runs out Curtis’s life is rocked in a way he could never have foreseen…’

“From the crashing start, through upwind stretches and downwind easy times, Jobling’s story of the three generational Cardinali family keeps us on our toes till the gentle end.”
BETTY ARMSTRONG: freelance maritime journalist & correspondent for afloat.ie

“Thomas Jobling uses his personal experiences and his knowledge of the seas and the dramatic headlands of Northern Ireland’s Antrim coast to spin a fascinating tale, whereby a family man and leader of industry gets involved with some unsavoury individuals and ultimately becomes a police ‘person of interest’.”
TONY KENNEDY; Chair of the John Hewitt Society.

“A Letter to a Lucky Man is not merely a deftly plotted read-at-at-one-sitting thriller, but a warm and human rite of passage… Uplifting throughout.”
DAVE SELBY; Practical Boat Owner