Riley St. Joe lived through a tragic accident on her grandfather Emiles research boat that killed four crew members and Emiles wealthy partner. Suspicion was cast at Emiles feet by the ships captain.
Now, one year later, the body of the captain washes up on the shore of Emiles private island and Riley finds it. Fingers of suspicion are once again pointing Emiles way, and he doesnt help matters by disappearing. Riley turns for help to the reclusive John Straker. On leave for an injury from the FBI, John has been living on the island. He and Riley have shared a long antagonistic relationship, but he wants to help Emile in any way he can.
With plenty of excitement in the twists and turns she has penned, Ms. Neggers will delight. (Nov., 384 pp., $5.99)