Matthew McCleery is an advisor at Blue Sea Capital and has been a board member of two Greek NASDAQ-listed shipping companies, a hedge fund and several shipping organizations. The book, which is fiction, is about the fictional Robert Fairchild’s journey from a smooth hedge fund manager to an experienced and rugged shipping man. Fairchild accidentally stumbles across the Baltic Dry Index, which is the start of a global shipping adventure. In a drunken state, he buys his first ship (a 35-year-old “old lady”) from a Greek. Fortunately he starts in a strong market, is rescued from Somali pirates by a Norwegian shipping magnate and then takes a job with him.
A summary of the book can be read here.