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Working on the Edge: Surviving in the World's Most Dangerous Profession: King Crab Fishing on Alaska's High Seas Summary
Spike Walker

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Working on the Edge: Surviving in the World's Most Dangerous Profession: King Crab Fishing on Alaska's High Seas Summary

Plot Summary

Working on the Edge by Spike Walker is a non-fiction story of working in the most dangerous profession in the world, fishing in the Alaskan crab fleet. Spike Walker found himself on Kodiak Island searching for work on a crab boat about the time the great king crab boom hit Alaska's Bering Sea. In his own unique style, Spike Walker tells the story of his time on these boats as well as the stories of others who took the chance at fast money and adventure on the high seas and almost did not live to tell about it. Working on the Edge is an exciting tale of adventure in the world's most dangerous profession, but it is also a cautionary tale that warns would-be fishermen that easy money always comes at a high price.

Spike Walker arrived on Kodiak Island with only twenty dollars to his name and...

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