Drake's Quest by Pat Croce
Approx. 68,450 words.
Published on September 23, 2012 by
Brighter Books Publishing.
Young Charlie Drake is coming of age, and coming to terms with the discovery of his real father's identity, a brave adventurer and world traveler who left him a mysterious box which he cannot open.
Setting out to sea to solve the mystery of who he is and his place in the world, Charlie meets Mac, who is also on a quest of his own. Together, there's no telling what adventures they'll encounter...