“…The tale saunters in and out of sleazy bars, famous research labs, hot beaches and dangerous waters, along with a great cast of characters. This book is hard to put down.” – Jill Green, Writer, Dominical Days Magazine, Costa Rica

“Fearless Predator. That describes hammerheads, tigers, and bulls, but also acrusty fisherman who hunted them for a living—and who says modern reality bites!” – Jeff Klinkenberg, Award Winning WriterSt. Petersburg Times – Sunday Real Florida, July 25, 2010

Check out the book trailer video here.

Sharkman of Cortez is Captain Bill Goldschmitt’s story. Read about the true nature of sharks not presented in other books or in the media. It’s a study of mother nature and human nature against the backdrop of Southwest Florida’s pristine Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Islands in the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s.

 When you read about a shark attack in the paper, do you shake your head, mutter “a shame,” and head for the next headline? You’re no different from most people then. Sure, your eyes may rest on the words a while if its particularly gruesome: a leg ripped off or the person is pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital because of the loss of blood. You can’t do anything about it, so read on, get to the horoscope.

When Captain Bill Goldschmitt reads those same words, his blood runs cold. He’s a (former) commercial shark fisherman who, between 1967 and 1985, captured, documented, studied, cleaned and sold over 6000 sharks. He, more than anyone, knows the facts about sharks and is incensed over the continual cover-ups that put money over human lives. He knows these attacks could be prevented, if not for the greed of so many and the fact that others perceive mankind as menace to the shark, not the other way around.