If you've missed reading about the adventures of Rick Jackson from Bandin's first in the series of books, you can start with 'Summer Vacation 1959-the Rick Jackson Saga'. The adventure continues with Rick becoming a maritime merchant marine sailing on the Pride of Liberia.
A new adventure for a young man who spent his previous summer hitchhiking across the United States in the first book, which is a must read.
Here Rick continues to interact with the people he meets in his adventures in growing up. There is no sex in this story but it is set in 1959, where life and growing up were very laid back in comparison to today's world. Banadin has continued to create a good series of books or stories with Rick Jackson as the lead character growing up in my recent past a very enjoyable read. Well worth the reading effort.