Hannah Sampson knows terror. Unseeable, unknowable predators that lurk in the deep. She’s a cop, an expert scuba diver, and leader of the Denver Underwater CSI team. For Hannah, diving is nasty business in polluted lakes and frigid reservoirs where no one is ever found alive. When a scientist is found dead under 70 feet of tropical ocean, Sampson is summoned to the sun-drenched beaches of the British Virgin Islands to investigate. She is fully prepared to face unknowable dangers beneath the crystal-clear waters of an idyllic paradise. But the possibility of murder runs deeper and darker than the sea itself. Whatever the victim was looking for, he found. Whatever he found was the death of him. Now Hannah must discover for herself what lies beneath-a secret that could take Hannah's breath away.
"Whether she’s diving through the dark innards of a shipwreck or chasing a killer on the docks of a deserted marina in the dead of night, this heroine never loses her cool…" –Islands Magazine
“Hannah Sampson is a cop, but with a twist. She’s in charge of the Denver Police Department’s dive and recovery team—retrieving evidence and investigating underwater crime scenes. For her, diving is a job, not recreation. Swimming with the Dead reminded me of the early Kay Scarpetta mysteries by Patricia Cornwell. I remember thinking when I read the first Scarpetta that it was going to make a great, long-lived series . . . the writing smooth, the heroine strong and yet vulnerable, the whole concept intriguing. . . . Ditto for Swimming with the Dead. I think it may be an even better series.”
“A likable, exuberant heroine, the fascinating world of scuba diving, and a fast-paced plot make Swimming with the Dead the kind of mystery that takes hold of you and doesn’t let go until the last paragraph. A terrific debut for Kathy Brandt.”
—Margaret Coel, New York Times bestselling author of the Wind River Mysteries
“Debut author Kathy Brandt sets the stage for a thrilling, fast-paced series featuring Hannah
Sampson, head of Denver Homicide’s Dive & Recovery Team. Hold on to your hats for this one! Packed with a wide array of characters and loads of diving know-how, Kathy Brandt’s personal experience shines through in this taut mystery. From beginning to end, Swimming with the Dead will keep you on the edge of your seat.”