For Ed Bell, commercial fishing is more than a way to make a living. It is the core of his life, the shape of his identity, the substance of his self-respect. But he is a man caught in a conflict: As the New England fishing industry slips to the brink of extinction, Bell clings to his way of life even as it jeopardizes his relationship with his wife, his children, and his father. Salt Luck is the story of a man’s struggle to regain control over his life as it unravels around him. It is a cautionary tale of the consequences of obsession and self-absorption, a tightening spiral of suspense and adventure that accelerates toward a final confrontation at sea between Bell and his fate.