It's two in the morning and an aging cargo ship lies off the Port of Los Angeles. Deep in the bowels of the vessel, an important man is dead and the woman who killed him is mortally wounded. On shore another man staggers out of the sea determined to save the woman before she dies or the ship sails. Exhausted and terrified he goes to the only person he trusts to help, Josie Bates. He brings with him a history she can't ignore, a problem that seems insurmountable, and a plea she can't refuse. But Josie is up against international law, maritime justice, a Port Authority that doesn't want anything to get in the way of profit, the U.S. Coast Guard that dances to the tune of politics, and a captain who swears the people in question were never on his ship. With the clock ticking, Josie becomes ever more desperate to prove the woman is real and get her safely ashore. What Josie doesn't know is that the sands of time that are running out may be her own.
8 book series
It keep me wanting to read the next book in the series!
The author of this book and others in this series is a gifted storyteller. He ability to bring out the nature of various characters by how the move and talk is beyond most. You really get a feeling for all characters she presents in her books.
I loved all of the characters. I read all of the series in half the time I thought it would because I could not wait to read the next story.