This novel has to do with the Titanic, and from the description I thought a large chunk of the action would take place on ship, both before and after the crash. When the ship went down and our main characters were rescued by chapter three I knew I was in for a very different novel.Most of the story is about the Congressional hearings following the disaster and how they affected a small cast of characters. If you don't know much about the Titanic you may find this interesting. However, if you're like me and have read the hearing transcripts and newspaper reports of the time (it was a phase, I tell you) you'll be bored.Add in cardboard cutout characters and a stereotypical love triangle (shall she fall in love with the rich but sketchy man or the poor but awesome sailor?) and you get an unremarkable tale.