“[of all writers on El Faro] Foy does the best job. He tells the story briskly and confidently while working in helpful asides: how cargo containers are fastened to a ship deck, how forecasts are determined, how huge ships stay upright (and how they don’t). Run the Storm gracefully covers everything you’d want to know about El Faro’s sinking and the 33 lives that went with it.”
Outside Magazine

(The following two reviews are also worth reading as they are from media in maritime areas
personally linked to El Faro's crew)

Review of Run the Storm in the Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville)

Interview and review of Run the Storm in The Day (New London, Connecticut)

"Fans of The Perfect Storm and Into Thin Air will love this exquisitely written and dramatic book--an action story that doesn't quit." --DOUG STANTON, author of Horse Soldiers and In Harm's Way

Here is the pitch-perfect pairing of subject and author, a gripping deconstruction of one of recent history’s most terrible and vexing sea tragedies. Run the Storm is a meticulous forensic study that, in Foy’s able hands, rises to the level of literature. —HAMPTON SIDES, author of In the Kingdom of Ice

“Make no mistake, Foy is a natural story teller, but what impressed me was his uncommon ability to weave his deep knowledge of the ship, weather systems, and navigation to accelerate the story, instead of slowing it down. Foy is an experienced mariner who clearly knows his stuff, which gives the reader confidence in his account, and allows us to get lost in an amazing story that builds to a wild finish.” --JOHN U. BACON, New York Times bestselling author of The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism

Run the Storm is a dramatic, thrilling adventure story, as well as a cautionary tale about the dangers of going to sea—even today, in our age of satellite communications and real-time weather forecasting.  George Foy uses the surviving audio tapes of the crew’s final hours on the doomed ship to chilling effect, and he convincingly shows how a series of seemingly unrelated errors and omissions metastasized into a full-scale disaster. A remarkable book.” —WILLIAM GEROUX, author of The Mathews Men