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 Southern
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 $5 million 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 the yacht will lead Seychelle to a bloody
payday—a beautiful woman has been stabbed to death onboard, and Garrett is nowhere
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.
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!