Off the coast of Cuba, a U.S. Coast Guard cutter spotted a ransacked vessel and rescued Kirby Archer and Guillermo Zarabozo, who chartered the Joe Cool for a trip to the Bahamas. They claimed that pirates ambushed the boat, killing the captain and crew. But in a Miami federal courtroom, prosecutors soon discovered the crew was hijacked and murdered-not by pirates-but by their own charter passengers.
About the Author
Carol Cope is the author of In the Fast Lane: A True Story of Murder in Miami and Murder on the High Seas: The True Story of the Joe Cool's Tragic Final Voyage.