An Amazon Charts bestseller.
For a Florida police diver, danger rises to the surface in an adventurous thriller by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Naturalist.
Coming from scandalous Florida treasure hunters and drug smugglers, Sloan McPherson is forging her own path, for herself and for her daughter, out from under her family’s shadow. An auxiliary officer for Lauderdale Shores PD, she’s the go-to diver for evidence recovery. Then Sloan finds a fresh kill floating in a canal - a woman whose murky history collides with Sloan’s. Their troubling ties are making Sloan less a potential witness than a suspect. And her colleagues aren’t the only ones following every move she makes. So is the killer.
Stalked by an assassin, pitted against a ruthless cartel searching for a lost fortune, and under watch within her ranks, Sloan has only one ally: the legendary DEA agent who put Sloan’s uncle behind bars. He knows just how deep corruption runs - and the kind of danger Sloan is in. To stay alive, Sloan must stay one step ahead of her enemies - both known and unknown - and a growing conspiracy designed to pull her under.
Accidentally bought a racist book
First the book was condescending to the reader by trying tease out situations where there was no mystery and therefore no suspense. There was so much repetition that I felt like Dora the Explorer. Second, the protagonist was some kind of fearful, irresponsible male fantasy of a woman that was embarrassing to endure. Third, the pronunciation of these fairly common SoFla location names was ridiculous (“bro-ard” and “pump-ahh-nou”). Then out of nowhere and for no clear reason the author excused cops who use deadly force at inappropriate times and criticized people who seek accountability for these repeatedly un-checked murders. While I wasn’t expecting this book to deal with any complex issues like the deadly entitlement and paranoia baked into police culture, I do expect a murder mystery to be able to identify murder. There’s no way this book was going to be remotely satisfying and I regret contributing to its success with the download. It doesn’t deserve it.