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3.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 53.58 out of 5 3.58 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christine Kling Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597107549
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Years ago Seychelle Sullivan had the chance to save a person's life. But on that summer night in Fort Lauderdale, lost in a world of teenage resentment and loneliness, Seychelle was not able to comprehend any pain but her own. Today Seychelle captains her forty-six-foot salvage boat out of Fort Lauderdale's New River. She's seen change sweep through South Florida, and has witnessed friends and lovers come and go. But she's never escaped that one moment when she could have made a difference and didn't. Now each time she rescues a ship in distress, a little hope stirs in her again. On a steamy Florida morning Seychelle is answering a Mayday call launched from a five-million-dollar Broward yacht called Top Ten. Racing her fiercest competitor for salvage rights, Seychelle has a personal stake in this rescue: Her former lover, Neal Garrett, is the yacht's hired skipper. But being the first to reach Top Ten will lead Seychelle to a bloody payday. A beautiful woman has been stabbed to death onboard. And Garrett is no where to be found. Even on shore, the pressures are mounting - Seychelle owes money on her boat, and her love life is in shambles. Within twenty-four hours of finding the dead woman and towing Top Ten out of the surf, Seychelle realizes that she has stepped into a lethal business involving some of South Florida's sleaziest criminals. While the police treat her as the prime suspect, Seychelle begins to unravel a tangled plot centered on a strip club where "all the girls are tens on top." Discovering the sordid secrets of the owner of the yacht she rescued and the fate of the man she once loved, Seychelle is connecting human predators with innocent victims, and a mystery on land with a mystery buried deep beneath the sea. Now, to find out what really happened to Neal Garrett, Seychelle must retrace his last steps, through two murders and a horrific crime wave to a final confrontation with someone who may want to kill her...or be her salvation. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 2/12/2014

    " If you're looking for a beach read that doesn't require much of the reader (a la James Patterson and friends) you will probably like this book. I don't recommend it for the squeamish--there's a fair amount of coarse language and disturbing scenes that may take you by surprise. So, don't give it to granny unless she's into those kinds of things... Not looking forward to discussing it on Monday with the mystery group. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 2/11/2014

    " I sat down to read a chapter or two of Surface Tension while taking a break from my weekend yardwork. I was quickly sucked into the world of Seychelle and began to take 15 minute work breaks until the book was done. :>) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Wilson | 1/11/2014

    " Interesting, but I don't enjoy the nonstop persecution of an innocent person for no apparent reason. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Llona Cunningham | 1/1/2014

    " Good story, good believable characters, kept me reading, and a couple times got me to put off something else I wanted to do, in favor of more time to keep reading. Not many books can do that for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 11/28/2013

    " The was an interesting first book of a series. I'll read more in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 11/25/2013

    " Pretty good and interesting story. Some of the nautical stuff was a bit over my head. But good, strong characters and a good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paullei Mumme | 11/6/2013

    " The overall the story line was captivating. There's a few points in the book that bored me so I skimmed over them but in general I enjoyed the book enough to move on to the next book in the series. I appreciated the fact that the author didn't create an instant romance for the main character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 8/20/2013

    " A good thriller. Great read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 8/15/2013

    " Kling writes about water spaces and marina communities with accuracy and insight. This suspenseful story moves along quickly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey Hammerhead | 3/20/2013

    " This is Christine Kling's first book. It is a Florida mystery and kept me interested in it all through the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maddy | 3/12/2013

    " Female tugboat captain in Florida salvages a yacht captained by her former lover who is presumed dead. Good job on setting, but she is injured way too many times and conclusion weak. First-bookitis. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olga DiLenge | 2/19/2013

    " I love all the SoFlo references. The story was good albeit a little too drawn out. Not a prize-winner, but I did order the next one, Cross Current. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisa | 12/26/2012

    " lots of action. she does seem to get injured quite a bit. but I'll probably read the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne Parkhurst | 5/16/2011

    " good plot and story line. good writing. writer is very knowledgeable of all types of boats. and boating. I liked the book and am now reading her next Seychelles Sullivan novel.I very much enjoyed this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie Becerra | 3/31/2011

    " Good new series. Read on my Kindle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sunny | 10/30/2010

    " Captivating story, didn't expect it to get so gritty. It was definitely a breath of fresh air. I hadn't read mystery thrillers in a while and I devoured this book in one day. Received it for free from Amazon and it was one of the better freebies I have read thus far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl Meyers | 7/22/2010

    " A really good book that includes activities and action in South Florida. Good book if you want to learn a lot about boating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie V | 4/24/2010

    " I liked this book a lot. Pretty fast read with a good storyline. Continuing on to the second in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen Oxman mccall | 4/8/2010

    " Had some sections where it was hard to put the book down, but it was a bit predictable. Still not a bad quick read, just a bit predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay | 3/9/2010

    " Excellent. I had read Bitter End, #3 in the series and enjoyed it. I like mysteries and being a Navy vet, like books with a sea flair. Christine Kling has a talent for incorporating both. I've got the 2nd in the series standing by. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tower Lowe | 2/12/2010

    " Surface Tension is a fast-paced mystery that takes place in the boating world. Attractive characters, vivid setting. Read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bumbershootbears | 11/27/2009

    " Good read. Nice pacing. Not a dead give away for the ending but things are well tied together at the end. Good characterization - what happens to Seychelle matters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 10/19/2009

    " It was okay. Typical girl heroine mystery. Quick and easy read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 10/17/2009

    " Kling writes about water spaces and marina communities with accuracy and insight. This suspenseful story moves along quickly. "

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About the Author
Author Christine Kling

Christine Kling was born in Missoula, Montana, but raised in Southern California, which meant she developed a love for beaches and boating at an early age. After writing for sailing magazines for many years, Christine turned to writing fiction, publishing several thrillers about sailing. She later became an English professor at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, but retired in 2011. She now lives aboard her thirty-three foot boat, Talespinner.

About the Narrator

Laural Merlington is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator with over two hundred titles to her credit. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks. She teaches college in her home state of Michigan.