"A neat gothic drama"
Raleigh, North Carolina TV weatherman Will Baggett
feels he owns the world as a big fish in a small pond after
two decades as a local forecaster. A bit of a celebrity,
Will loves his wife, is proud of his medical school son,
and enjoys his work.
However, Will's idyllic life abruptly ends when an
outside conglomerate buys the TV station and gives him his
pink slip. As Will's professional world sinks further into
the abyss, his wife's real estate business soars because
she snuggles up to her boss. With time to contemplate,
Will realizes that his marriage is shaky and his son
detests him. Being routed on all fronts including
receiving a felony conviction, Will flees to his cousin
Wingate's home in order to regroup and start anew before he
turns Five O.
Though Will is a meteorologist and not a mobster, the
first part of CAPTAIN SUNDAY feels as if Anthony Quinn's
Roc Delmonico role in The Happening is moved from Miami to
Raleigh. Both characters receive the same support from
their respective families and friends during a crisis.
Once Will leaves for his Wingate's home, the tale becomes a
soul-searching look for a new reason to live. The well-
drawn characters, especially Will, his cousin, and his
cousin's Amazonian girlfriend, engage the audience who want
the lead protagonist to succeed in whatever he desires.
Though the fall into hell seems overly done, Robert Inman
provides a strong character-driven tale that hooks the
readers' interest through a powerful, peachy, and likable
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 24, 2001