“Purchased Power” is about a successful yacht builder whose life falls apart due to a failed marriage, and when he embarks on a journey to get away from it all, he finds himself embedded in Hong Kong international business, international spies, and the international underworld held together by one thing: large sums of money. A young woman brings him new love and new problems that he’s able to sail literally through with the help of some competent friends. On the larger scale, entire countries are held hostage by power held over them by the movement of finances in the right direction, with few unscathed. This is an entertaining read, full of action, romance, and enough of the international issues to keep the reader interested with unanswered questions relevant to the world we live in today. Congratulations, Five Stars!