The Rigel Affair

The Rigel Affair: Award-Winning Chilling WW2 Thriller Novel with Rip-Roaring Romance

★★★★★ “I love how the author explains in detail all of the main characters’ beginnings, interweaving the different stories to skilfully tie them together at the finish… I loved this book! 5-Stars!!” Anthony E. for Readers’ Favorite★★★★★ “The Rigel Affair is very highly recommended for its blossoming adventure,relationships, and characters who grow, change, and confront theirworlds.” Diane Donovan for Midwest Book Review★★★★★ “Based on a true story, this World War II adventure is the American answer to All The Light We Cannot See. Impeccably written and researched, The Rigel Affair is a big tent book that will appeal to readers from all walks of life. Highly recommended!” Best Thrillers★★★★★ “Hedrick is handing readers a perfect blend of Historical Fiction and Romance! 5-Stars” – Literary Titan Abandoned by his part-Cherokee Ma, Charlie Kincaid escapes servitude with his uncle. He jumps a boxcar, accompanied by his schoolmate Roxy, who is escaping troubles of her own. Charlie becomes a US Navy Diver.Mattie Blanc is from a genteel New Zealand family. But when her brother’s friend persuades her to take a ride, it all goes horribly wrong. Desperate, she flees her family’s stifling expectations for a new life in Auckland.After the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, Charlie sets sail for Auckland aboard the USS Rigel. And there she is, the girl of his dreams. Mattie is everything that Roxy isn’t– sophisticated, tender, and patient. But the war intervenes… Rigel embarks for the Pacific war zones.Charlie’s letters are sporadic. Mattie is tormented by doubts; did he truly love her, or was it only a dream?The Rigel Affair produces a rip-roaring wartime romance and chilling danger unknown to most.